Academic Board

Academic board

The Academic Board is the primary forum for debate on academic issues in the University and has a major role in academic quality assurance processes. It is the principal advisory committee to the Council on academic matters and has the mission to protect, promote and enhance the excellence of the University's core academic activities - teaching, learning and research.

The Academic Board operates in accordance with the Charles Darwin University Act 2003 and the Academic Board Terms of Reference (PDF 73KB)  which sets out the powers and functions of the Academic Board and how these must be performed. 

CDU recognises that scholarship is a collective and collaborative enterprise that involves all aspects of the University community in the production of knowledge through exploration and inquiry.

CDU views scholarship as promoting connections between our University, our communities, our peoples and our land.

CDU scholars critically engage with contemporary issues exploring questions in a spirit of curiosity to seek and analyse evidence.  They utilise a range of epistemologies and ontologies to arrive at findings and positions to contribute to the resolution of important questions.

CDU scholars value and aspire to social justice and equitable practices to address social and economic inequalities and seek to implement inclusive practices in a diverse community. CDU scholars promote and exemplify high ethical standards in all aspects of scholarship.

CDU values equally and encourages achievement in the following broad domains of scholarship:

  • Research, innovation and entrepreneurism
  • Teaching, learning and knowledge management
  • Indigenous leadership and knowledges
  • Leadership, governance and operational excellence
  • Student, community and industrial engagement
  • Internationalisation and global engagement

CDU recognises diverse ways of knowing and making meaning and seeks to apply them in a range of activities. In particular CDU Indigenous Knowledges are assigned an important status by CDU Scholars.

Multidisciplinary approaches to inquiry that make breakthroughs to new boundaries of knowledge are vigorously encouraged and will be recognised and rewarded by the CDU community.

CDU values and applies a framework of scholarship which recognises the deep connections between the professions, work, technology and knowledge. CDU promotes the production of knowledge generated through the practice and application of knowledge in the community and workplaces.  CDU views its scholars as scholar practitioners.

CDU is committed to supporting and nurturing CDU scholars through a career-long systematic and comprehensive approach to career development and planning to attain a notion of excellence.

This statement was approved by the Academic Board on November 23, 2016.

Procedures for the appointment and election of members are prescribed under the Charles Darwin University Academic Board By-laws (PDF 18KB).

Elected Staff Membership

  • Chair
  • Deputy Chair - Higher Education
  • Deputy Chair - Vocational Education and Training
  • One (1) member elected by and from the Heads of Schools of the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training
  • Two (2) members elected by and from the College Deans
  • Three (3) members elected by and from the academic staff of the Faculty of Vocational Education and Training
  • Twelve (12) members elected from the Colleges, two (2) from each of six (6) Colleges, elected by the academic staff of the respective College

Elected Student Membership

  • Two (2) VET students elected by and from the VET student cohort
  • Two (2) undergraduate higher education students elected by and from the undergraduate student cohort
  • Two (2) postgraduate higher education students elected by and from the postgraduate higher education student cohort, one of whom must be a Higher Degree by Research student

Non-elected Membership

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Provost
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Research Training
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Operations
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Strategy and Advancement
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Engagement and Success
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education Strategy
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Higher Education
  • Director, Menzies School of Health Research

Permanent Observers

  • Chair of Academic Board, Batchelor Institute

For further information on any aspect of the Academic Board, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

Mr Alec Fraser
Academic Board Secretariat
T: 08 8946 6601
E: alec.fraser@cdu.edu.au

MemberCategory of Membership University Position
Dr Aggie WegnerChair

Senior Lecturer - Business Tourism, College of Business and Law

Dr Brian PhillipsDeputy Chair, Higher Education

Senior Lecturer in Nursing, College of Nursing and Midwifery

Mrs Kim HawkinsDeputy Chair, Vocational Education and Training

Head of School, VET School of Community and Children’s Services

Mr Bharat DesaiElected Head of School, Faculty of Vocational Education and Training

Head of School, VET School of Service Industries

Dr Mary MorrisElected College DeanCollege Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Assoc Prof Greg ShawElected College DeanCollege Dean, College of Education
Mrs Chrissy ZelleyElected Academic, Faculty of Vocational Education and Training

Lecturer, VET School of Community and Children's Services

Mr Robert LoweElected Academic, Faculty of Vocational Education and Training

Lecturer, Electrotechnology, VET School of Trades

Ms Tania PaulElected Academic, Faculty of Vocational Education and TrainingLecturer, Horticulture & Aquaculture, VET School of Primary Industries
Dr Darius PfitznerElected Academic, LEBA (Legacy Position)

Senior Lecturer, Management, College of Business and Law

Mr Renjith HariElected Academic, College of Nursing and MidwiferyLecturer in Nursing, College of Nursing and Midwifery
Mrs Leena Kesava PanickerElected Academic, College of Nursing and MidwiferyLecturer in Nursing, College of Nursing and Midwifery
Assoc Prof Simon MossElected Academic, College of Health and Human SciencesSenior Lecturer, Psychology, College of Health and Human Sciences
Ms Sue MooreElected Academic, College of Health and Human SciencesSenior Lecturer, Social Work, College of Health and Human Sciences
Ms Barbara WhiteElected Academic, College of Engineering, IT and Environmental SciencesSenior Lecturer in IT, College of Engineering, IT and Environmental Sciences
Mr Chris LuggElected Academic, College of Engineering,IT and Environmental SciencesLecturer, Engineering, College of Engineering, IT and Environmental Sciences
Dr Steven GreenlandElected Academic, College of Business and LawProfessor, Marketing, College of Business and Law
Associate Professor David PriceElected Academic, College of Business and LawProfessor, Law, College of Business and Law
Dr Aurora ScheelingsElected Academic, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and SocietyLecturer in Digital Media, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Dr Gemma BlackwoodElected Academic, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and SocietyLecturer, Communication Studies, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Dr Nicola RollsElected Academic, College of EducationLecturer, Co-Ord Common Units, College of Education
Dr Jenny BuckworthElected Academic, College of EducationSenior Lecturer, College of Education
Mr Subash PokhrelElected Postgraduate Higher Education studentMasters of Engineering
Mr Shree Ram LamichhaneElected Postgraduate Higher Education studentMasters by Research
Mr Ali Arif DhiraniElected Undergraduate Higher Education studentBachelor of Accounting
Ms Karen DwyerElected Undergraduate Higher Education studentBachelor of Commerce and Diploma Languages (Indonesian)
Mr Januario FillipeElected Vocational Education and Training studentCertificate II in Engineering
Ms Cassandra LaiElected Vocational Education and Training studentCertificate II in Retail Services
Professor Simon MaddocksNon-elected memberVice-Chancellor
Professor Sue CarthewNon-elected memberProvost
Professor Lawrence CramNon-elected memberDeputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Research Training
Mrs Meredith ParryNon-elected memberDeputy Vice-Chancellor, Operations
Mr Andrew EverettNon-elected memberDeputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Strategy and Advancement
Dr Philip SeltsikasNon-elected memberPro Vice-Chancellor, Student Engagement and Success
Professor Robert FitzgeraldNon-elected memberPro Vice-Chancellor, Education Strategy
Ms Christine RobertsonNon-elected memberPro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training
Professor Barry JuddNon-elected memberPro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership
Dr Steve ShanahanNon-elected memberPro Vice-Chancellor, Higher Education
Professor Alan CassNon-elected memberDirector, Menzies School of Health Research
Dr Jurg BronnimannPermanent ObserverChair, Batchelor Institute

Under the Charles Darwin University Act 2003, the Academic Board has the authority to establish committees to assist in the management of the University.

A number of sub-committees have been established to review and examine matters of academic quality in learning, teaching and research more closely. The reports from these committees along with any recommendations for action are provided to Academic Board.

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Academic Appeals Committee

For further information on any aspect of the Academic Appeals Committee, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

Academic Appeals Committee Officer
Associate Professor Steve Shanahan
T: 08 8946 6233
E: steve.shanahan@cdu.edu.au

Executive Committee of Academic Board

For further information on any aspect of the Executive Committee of Academic Board, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

Mr Alec Fraser
Academic Board Secretariat
T: 08 8946 6601
E: alec.fraser@cdu.edu.au

University Learning and Teaching Committee (ULTC)

For further information on any aspect of the University Learning and Teaching Committee (ULTC), including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

ULTC Secretariat
Candice Pennicott
T: 08 8946 6568
E: arteam@cdu.edu.au

EHSE Learning and Teaching CommitteeEHSE Learning and Teaching Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 92KB)
LEBA Learning and Teaching CommitteeLEBA Learning and Teaching Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 88KB)
VET Learning and Teaching CommitteeVET Learning and Teaching Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 88KB)
HE Faculty Assessment Review PanelsHE Faculty Assessment Review Panels Terms of Reference (PDF39KB)
HE School Assessment Review PanelsHE School Assessment Review Panels Terms of Reference (PDF 42KB)

 

University Research and Research Training Committee (RRTC)

For further information on any aspect of the University Research and Research Training Committee (RRTC), including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

RRTC Secretariat
Dr Alexandra Murray
T: 08 8946 6032
E: ori@cdu.edu.au

EHSE Research and Research Training CommitteeEHSE Research and Research Training Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 67KB)
LEBA Research and Research Training CommitteeLEBA Research and Research Training Committee Terms of Reference (PDF 64KB)

 

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