Academic Board Regulations

Part 1. Preliminary

1. Purpose

(1) The purpose of these Regulations is to:

a) make provision about the membership of the Academic Board, and

b) provide for meetings of the Academic Board.

2. Authorising Provision

(1) These Regulations are made under the RMIT Statute No. 1 and sections 28, 29 and 30 of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010.

3. Definitions

(1) In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

academic staff means those higher education employees of the University within the meaning of the collective agreement or award that applies to Higher Education employees, appointed to an established position and being not less than 0.5 of a full time position.

professional staff means those professional, administrative, clerical, computing and technical employees of the University within the meaning of the applicable collective agreement or award appointed to an established position and being not less than 0.5 of a full time position.

teaching staff means those VE employees of the University within the meaning of the collective agreement or award that applies to VE employees appointed to an established position and being not less than 0.5 of a full time position.

Part 2. The Academic Board

4. Membership of the Academic Board

(1) Membership of the Academic Board comprises:

a) ex officio members:

    i. Chancellor (or nominee)

    ii. Vice-Chancellor and President

    iii. Vice-Presidents

    iv. Executive Director, Vocational Education

    v. University Librarian

    vi. Dean, Learning and Teaching

    vii. Dean, Students

    viii. Dean, School of Graduate Research

    ix. Academic Registrar

    x. one (1) nominee of the Vice-Chancellor

    xi. one (1) nominee of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

    xii. President, RMIT Vietnam (or nominee)

    xiii. President, RMIT University Student Union

    xiv. one (1) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander academic nominated by the Chair of Academic Board, on the advice of RMIT’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander academics

    xv. one (1) nominee of the Policy and Impact Team

    xvi. University Secretary

    xvii. Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor & Professor of Indigenous Education and Engagement

b) three (3) Heads of School or Executive Deans from each college, at least one (1) of who will represent the VE sector from each college, elected by the academic staff and teaching staff of each college

c) two (2) academic staff from each college, elected by the academic staff of each college

d) one (1) member elected by and from the postgraduate students of the University

e) two (2) members elected by and from the undergraduate students of the University

f) two (2) members elected by and from the students enrolled in VE or associate degree programs of the University

g) two (2) members elected by and from the professional staff

h) five (5) members elected by and from the academic staff

i) five (5) members elected by and from the teaching staff

j) two (2) members elected by and from the professors of the University occupying a Level E appointment, not including honorary or adjunct professors.

(2) Regulations 4(1)(c), (g), (h) and (i) include employees of the University at Executive Level 1, Heads of School, Deans and Directors.

(3) The University Secretary, or nominee is the secretary of the Academic Board.

(4) The chairperson of the Academic Board holds office for a period of two (2) years and is appointed in accordance with the Standing Orders of Academic Board.

(5) The deputy chairperson of the Academic Board holds office for a period of two (2) years and is appointed in accordance with the Standing Orders of Academic Board

5. Term of office and vacancies

(1) An elected member:

a) holds office for a period of two (2) years except that student members will hold office for a term of one (1) year, and

b) assumes office on the first day of January following the member’s election unless the member is replacing a vacancy under section 5(2), in which case the elected member may assume office at the next meeting.

(2) Where a member of the Academic Board:

a) elected by staff ceases to be a member of staff, or

b) elected by enrolled students, ceases to be an enrolled student,

that member ceases to be a member of the Academic Board and the vacancy thereby created is a casual vacancy.

(3) Any vacancy created in the membership of the Academic Board is dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Elections Regulations.

(4) Where an elected member of the Academic Board is to be absent from the University for a period exceeding six (6) months a person may be appointed by the chairperson to the Academic Board for the duration of the absence of the elected member.

(5) All elections to the Academic Board must be conducted in accordance with the Elections Regulations.

6. Meetings of the Academic Board

(1) Meetings of the Academic Board are conducted in accordance with the Standing Orders of Academic Board.

Part 3. Revocation of Regulations

7. Revocation of Regulations

(1) On the commencement of these Regulations the following Regulations are revoked:

a) Regulation 2.8.1 The Academic Board – Membership.


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