Elections

Elections

Elections are conducted by the University Secretary (as Returning Officer) for various positions on University Council, Boards and Committees. This site only deals with those elections undertaken by the University Secretary.

If you have any questions regarding the election process please contact:

Alec Fraser at 08 8946 6601 or Governance@cdu.edu.au    

Students of the University are invited to nominate for election to positions on Academic Board.

Academic Board is the peak academic governance body in the University. It is responsible for the University’s academic direction, quality and governance.  Academic Board normally meets on the last Wednesday of every odd month.

Positions for election

Academic Board (six positions)

  • Two VET students elected by and from VET students;
  • Two undergraduate Higher Education student elected by and from the undergraduate Higher Education students;
  • One postgraduate Higher Education student elected by and from the postgraduate Higher Education students.
  • One postgraduate Higher Degree by Research student elected by and from the postgraduate Higher Education students.

Note: Students who are also members of staff are not eligible for the elected student positions.

Term of office

Student members of Academic Board will serve a one year term, commencing 1 January 2019.

Nomination for Academic Board:

To nominate for Academic Board please email governance@cdu.edu.au.  Please state clearly the position for which you are nominating.  Please provide your student number and a contact phone number.

Nominations must be received by close of business Monday 29 October 2018.

Elections

Elections will be held as required.  If a single nomination is received in any category that candidate will be declared elected.  Elections will be held using an online voting system.  An email will be circulated with the link to the on-line voting system, and it will also be accessible from the Governance home page.  Voting is not compulsory. 

Candidate Statement

Candidates are encouraged to submit a statement or biography of up to 200 words with their nomination.  If an election is required this statement will be available to voters on the online election system.

Further Information

To learn more about what Academic Boards do you may wish to read: 

The Purpose and Function of Academic Boards and Senates in Australian Universities

Charles Darwin University Academic Board Terms of Reference

If you have any questions regarding the nomination or election process please contact Governance at governance@cdu.edu.au or phone 08 8946 6601.

Students of the University are invited to nominate for election to positions on Council.

Council is the governing body of the University and is responsible for the oversight of the University’s affairs, including strategic direction, governance and financial management.  Council normally meets on the last Thursday of every even month.

Positions for election

Council (two positions):

  • One student elected by and from the undergraduate students of the University.  This includes Vocational Education and Training [VET] undergraduate students, provided they will be enrolled for the full year in 2019;
  • One student elected by and from the postgraduate students of the University.

Note: Students who are also members of staff are not eligible for the elected student positions.


Term of office

Student members of Council will serve a one year term, commencing 1 January 2019.

Nomination

To nominate for Council you must complete the nomination form

Please note that for Council it is necessary for the candidate to be nominated by a student who is eligible to vote in the same category of electors in which the candidate is nominated.  (E.g. an undergraduate student must nominate a candidate for the undergraduate student position). 

Council nomination forms should be emailed to governance@cdu.edu.au or mailed to:   

Charles Darwin University GovernanceDarwin NT 0909Nominations must be received by close of business Monday 29 October 2018.

Elections

Elections will be held as required.  If a single nomination is received in any category that candidate will be declared elected.  Elections will be held using an online voting system.  An email will be circulated with the link to the on-line voting system, and it will also be accessible from the Governance home page.  Voting is not compulsory.

Candidate Statement

Candidates are encouraged to submit a statement or biography of up to 200 words with their nomination.  If an election is required this statement will be available to voters on the online election system.

Further Information

To learn more about what governance boards do you may wish to read:   Role of the Board, Governance Relations

If you have any questions regarding the nomination or election process please contact Governance at governance@cdu.edu.au or phone 08 8946 6601.