The Academic Board is the principal academic advisory body to Senate and is established under the University of Queensland Act 1998. The Board advises Senate and the Vice-Chancellor on all matters relating to and affecting the University’s teaching, research and educational programs.

The role and function of the Academic Board are set out under the PPL 1.30.03 Academic Board. The Academic Board operates under the Standing Orders of the Academic Board.

The Academic Board and its committees are part of the University's current governance structure. 

Effective date: 17 August 2017

The President and Deputy President are elected from the members of the Board. The role of the President is a full-time appointment, while the Deputy President role is a half-time appointment.

The President acts as the executive officer of the Board, and chairs the Academic Board and most Board Committees. The President remains informed of the workings of the academic staff and other related sections of the University.  Section 7 of PPL 1.30.03 Academic Board are in relation to the President and the Deputy President. 

The Deputy President assists the President and carries out functions on behalf of the President, as determined by the Board or President.  Should the President be unable to act, the Deputy President may discharge all functions of the President.


President

Professor Fred D'Agostino

BA (Hons) Amherst, MA Prin, PhD LSE, FAHA

Fred D'Agostino is President of the Academic Board and Professor of Humanities, having served, at UQ, as Executive Dean of Arts, Associate Dean of Arts (Academic) and as the elected representative of the Academic Board on the University Senate. He was educated at Amherst College (BA, 1968), Princeton University (MA, 1973), and the London School of Economics (PhD, 1978). He was Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian National University from 1978 to 1984, and worked at the University of New England from 1984 to 2004, where he was Associate Dean of Arts, Head of the School of Social Science, and Member of the University Council. He has edited the Australasian Journal of Philosophy and the journal Politics, Philosophy and Economics and has published four books: Chomsky's System of IdeasFree Public ReasonIncommensurability and Commensuration, and Naturalizing Epistemology. He recently completed work on an ARC Discovery Grant project in social epistemology, and on an Australian Learning and Teaching Institute grant for educational leadership development. He led BA Reviews at UQ, University of Melbourne, and Monash University. He is co-editor of the recently published Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy. His current research is on disciplinarity. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


 Peter AdamsDeputy President

Professor Peter Adams

BSc(Hons), BComm, PhD

Born in Australia, Peter has been the Deputy President of the University of Queensland’s Academic Board since the start of 2015. Peter is a Professor of Mathematics, working on computational combinatorial design theory. He is also currently Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Science (2009 – current) and was Deputy Head of the School of Physical Sciences prior to that. He has also been an executive member of Science and Technology Australia since 2007. Peter is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow, was awarded the Kirkman Medal from the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, and has been awarded both a UQ Teaching Excellence award and a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award.

Meeting Date
Academic Board 2017/01 Monday, 6 February 2017, 09:00
Academic Board 2017/02 Monday, 10 April 2017, 09:00
Academic Board 2017/03 Monday, 5 June 2017, 09:00
Academic Board 2017/04 Monday, 7 August 2017, 09:00
Academic Board 2017/05 Monday, 9 October 2017, 09:00
Academic Board 2017/06 Monday, 20 November 2017, 09:00
Membership category Role Name Unit/affiliation
Ex officio President of the Board (Chairperson) Professor Fred D'Agostino  
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Peter Adams  
Ex officio Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj  
Ex officio Provost Professor Aidan Byrne  
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Joanne Wright Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Watson Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor vacant Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Robyn Ward Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Rix Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Ms Patricia Danver (Acting) Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Cindy Shannon Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Vacant Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Crozier Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Doune Macdonald Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Andrew Griffiths Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Simon Biggs Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Bruce Abernethy Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Tim Dunne Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Robyn Ward (Acting) Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Executive Dean of Faculty Professor Melissa Brown Faculty of Science
Ex officio Dean, Graduate School Professor Alastair McEwan  
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Associate Professor Phil Bodman Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Associate Professor Peter Sutton Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Julie Duck Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Associate Professor Geoff Marks Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Peter Adams Faculty of Science
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Kim Bryceson Faculty of Science
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Victor Callan Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Jason Stokes Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Christina Lee Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Annemaree Carroll Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Elizabeth Eakin Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Associate Dean (Research) Professor Ian Gentle Faculty of Science
Ex officio Associate Dean (Clinical) Professor Gerald Holtmann One UQ – Health
Ex officio Medical Dean Professor Stuart Carney Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Research Dean Professor Sean Emery Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Head of School Associate Professor Len Coote (Acting) BEL - School of Business
Ex officio Head of School Professor Rodney Strachan BEL - School of Economics
Ex officio Head of School Professor Sarah Derrington BEL - School of Law
Ex officio Head of School Professor Sandra Kaji-O'Grady EAIT - School of Architecture
Ex officio Head of School Professor Peter Halley EAIT - School of Chemical Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Simon Washington EAIT - School of Civil Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Michael Brünig EAIT - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Ross McAree EAIT - School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Ex officio Head of School Professor Pauline Ford HABS - School of Dentistry
Ex officio Head of School Professor Louise Hickson HABS - School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Andrew Cresswell HABS - School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Helen McCutcheon HABS - School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Ex officio Head of School Professor Peter Little HABS - School of Pharmacy
Ex officio Head of School Professor Virginia Slaughter HABS - School of Psychology
Ex officio Head of School Professor Jason Jacobs HASS - School of Communication and Arts
Ex officio Head of School Professor Martin Mills (Acting) HASS - School of Education
Ex officio Head of School Associate Professor Martin Crotty HASS - School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Ex officio Head of School Professor Michael Haugh HASS - School of Languages and Cultures
Ex officio Head of School Professor Margaret Barrett HASS - School of Music
Ex officio Head of School Professor Richard Devetak HASS - School of Political Science and International Studies
Ex officio Head of School Professor Greg Marston HASS - School of Social Science
Ex officio Head of School Professor Kaye Basford (Acting) Medicine - School of Biomedical Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Charles Gilks Medicine - School of Public Health
Ex officio Head of School Professor Neal Menzies Science - School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Mark Blows Science - School of Biological Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Paul Young Science - School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Jonathan Aitchison Science - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ex officio Head of School Professor Joseph Grotowski Science - School of Mathematics and Physics
Ex officio Head of School Associate Professor Jenny Seddon (Acting) Science - School of Veterinary Science
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Alan Rowan Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg Global Change Institute
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Brandon Wainwright Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Mark Western Institute for Social Science Research
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor John Prins Mater Research Institute — UQ
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Robert Henry Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Pankaj Sah Queensland Brain Institute
Ex officio Director of Institute Professor Neville Plint Sustainable Minerals Institute
Ex officio Other Mr Robert Moffatt AM Director, Information Technology Services
Ex officio Other Mr Julian Wilson Director, Institute for Continuing and TESOL Education
Ex officio Other Mr Andrew Lee Director, Student Affairs
Ex officio Other Mr Mark Starkey Member of Senate, full-time graduate staff of the University
Ex officio Other Ms Gabii Starr President, University of Queensland Union
Ex officio Other Associate Professor Andrew Bonnell President, UQ Branch of the NTEU
Ex officio Other Mr Robert Gerrity University Librarian
Elected Professorial Vacant  
Elected Professorial Professor Debra Bernhardt Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Elected Professorial Professor Jennifer Stow Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Elected Professorial Professor Rob Capon Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Elected Professorial Professor Melissa Fitzgerald School of Agriculture and Food sciences
Elected Professorial Professor Helen Ross School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Elected Professorial Professor Chen Chen School of Biomedical Sciences
Elected Professorial Professor Robert Faff School of Business
Elected Professorial Professor Karen Benson School of Business
Elected Professorial Professor Polly Parker School of Business
Elected Professorial Professor Philip Hugenholtz School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Elected Professorial Professor Thomas Baldock School of Civil Engineering
Elected Professorial Professor Brian Lovell School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Elected Professorial Professor Nick Gaskell School of Law
Elected Professorial Professor Graeme Orr School of Law
Elected Professorial Professor Hal Gurgenci School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Elected Professorial Professor Nancy Pachana School of Psychology
Elected Professorial Professor Jonathan Hill School of Veterinary Science
Elected Professorial Professor Nigel Perkins School of Veterinary Science
Elected Professorial Professor Maher Gandhi UQ Diamantina Institute
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Victor Galea School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Elected Non-professorial Dr Mark Turner School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Elected Non-professorial Dr Lisa Kaminskas School of Biomedical Sciences
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Bernard McKenna School of Business
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Jacqueline Birt School of Business
Elected Non-professorial Dr Jack Clegg School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Elected Non-professorial Dr Liza O’Moore School of Civil Engineering
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Stephanie Hanrahan School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Ilana Mushin School of Languages and Cultures
Elected Non-professorial Dr Geoff Wilkes School of Languages and Cultures
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Greg Hainge School of Languages and Cultures
Elected Non-professorial Dr Paul Harpur School of Law
Elected Non-professorial Dr Arkady Fedorov School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-professorial Dr Michael Bromley School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-professorial Dr Jorgen Rasmussen School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Tony Roberts School of Mathematics and Physics
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Carl Reidsema School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Diann Eley School of Medicine
Elected Non-professorial Dr Artem Pulemotov School of Physics and Mathematics
Elected Non-professorial Associate Professor Raymond Steptoe UQ Diamantina Institute
Elected Student Mr Mukund Madhav Postgraduate research student
Elected Student Ms Bianca Goebel Postgraduate student
Elected Student Ms Tamara Richardson Undergraduate student
Elected Student Mr Tom Pearson Undergraduate student
Elected Student Mr Kurt Tucker Undergraduate student
Appointed Director of a University centre appointed by the President on the nomination of the DVC(R) Professor David Abramson Director, Research Computing Centre
Additional Board member elected to be an ABSC member who loses the qualification by virtue of which they are a Board member but remains a Board member under s6.2(2) of PPL 1.30.03a Professor Merrilyn Goos Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Additional Board member elected to be an ABSC member who loses the qualification by virtue of which they are a Board member but remains a Board member under s6.2(2) of PPL 1.30.03a Professor Walter Thomas University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Observer Observer Mr Andrew Betts Chief Financial Officer
Observer Observer Mr Greg Pringle Chief Operating Officer
Observer Observer Ms Glenda Jacobs Director, Academic Administration
Observer Observer Dr Tony Arklay Director, Health Services
Observer Observer Ms Jane Banney Director, Human Resources Division
Observer Observer Mr Graham Bethune Director, Marketing and Communications
Observer Observer Mr Alan Egan Director, Property and Facilities Divison
Observer Observer Mr Ian Harris Director, Research Partnerships Office
Observer Observer Ms Helen Morahan Director, Student Administration
Observer Observer Ms Alison Jenkins Director, UQ International
Observer Observer Mr Stephen Foley Representative, Heads of Colleges
Observer Observer nil Representative, UQ Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Services
Secretariat Secretary Mr Mark Erickson Academic Registrar
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Mr Diego Rodriguez Perez Policy Coordinator, Academic Policy and Programs

* As on 16 June 2017

The Academic Board Open Discussion item is devoted to topics of University policy issues which fall within the scope of the Academic Board  (see PPL 1.30.03 Academic Board - Policy).  The Open Discussion should stimulate discussion and debate at meetings of the Academic Board, which contribute towards policy development and decision making. 

A summary of the previous Academic Board Open Discussion topics is available through SharePoint to UQ staff and student representatives on the Committees of the Academic Board.

Procedure

  1. The President will call for submission of suggested topics from Board members to consist of a 100-300 word description and a title. Submissions must be made to academic.board@uq.edu.au no later than three weeks prior to each Board meeting. Topics may be submitted any time throughout the year. 
  2. The President encourages all Board members, individually or collaboratively, to submit a relevant topic of current interest to the University. A topic and sponsor will be selected by the President and Deputy President in consultation with the Vice-Chancellor, based on the relevance and importance of the issue to the University.

Rules of discussion

  1. The sponsor will briefly introduce the topic at a Board meeting (no longer than 10 minutes).
  2. The ensuing discussion will be limited to half an hour, with an extension of 10 minutes allowable at the discretion of the Chair, or, if voted upon by the Board.
  3. It is the responsibility of the Chair of the Board to ensure that the above timelines are strictly adhered to and that all members wishing to speak are provided with an opportunity to do so.
  4. The discussion will occur immediately following the Vice Chancellor’s statement and questions without notice directed to the Vice-Chancellor.
  5. As discussion will be informal and free-flowing, adherence to the rules of debate (according to the Standing Orders of the Academic Board) will not apply. In order for a member to speak a second time, the Chair must be satisfied that all other members have first had an opportunity to speak.

Outcomes

Outcomes of the discussion may include recommendations of actions to Board committees, to the Vice Chancellor’s Executive, or, to Senate. The Board may decide to take no action. The discussion will be included in the minutes of the meeting.

Agendas, minutes and annual reports are available to Academic Board members and UQ staff on Academic Board SharePoint site.
Contacts:
Academic Board Office:
Level 4 J.D. Story Building 
The University of Queensland 
St Lucia QLD 4072
+61 7 336 51320