Academic Board

Board Functions

The Academic Board meet eight times per year and has three board functions:

  1. acting as a forum for the debate of University-wide academic issues
  2. responsibility for the review and evaluation of quality assurance processes, and the administration of academic and research matters
  3. providing formal input into corporate planning process, through the review of priorities and parameters for annual corporate plan.


Designated Members:

Prof Vicki Waye Chairperson
Prof Jo Cys Deputy Chairperson
Prof David Lloyd Vice Chancellor
Prof Allan Evans Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Prof Tanya Monro Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
Prof Robert Vink Acting Pro Vice Chancellor (Health Sciences)
Prof Simon Beecham Pro Vice Chancellor (IT, Engineering & the Environment)
Prof Marie Wilson  Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law)
Prof Denise Meredith Pro Vice Chancellor (Education, Arts and Social Sciences)
Mr Nigel Relph Deputy Vice Chancellor (External Relations & Strategic Projects)
Prof Laura-Anne Bull Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Engagement & Equity)
Mr Allan Tabor Director: Student and Academic Services
Prof Shane Dawson Director: Learning and Teaching Unit
Prof Pat Buckley Dean of Graduate Studies
Mr Paul Sherlock Chief Information Officer
Mr Stephen Dowdy Head: UniSA College
Mr Peter Cardwell  Executive Officer

Divisional Academic Representatives:

Prof Elisabeth Porter Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
Dr Shamsul Khan   Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Kiera Lindsey

Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
Dr Saras Sastrowardoyo Business School
Dr Basil Tucker Business School
Dr John Medlin Business School
Dr Maarten Immink Division of Health Sciences
Assoc Prof Susan Hillier Division of Health Sciences
Dr Jane Warland Division of Health Sciences
Dr Gaye Deegan Division of IT. Engineering and the Environment
Dr Paul Corgoran Division of IT. Engineering and the Environment
Dr Kathryn Davidson Division of IT. Engineering and the Environment

Representative of the Professoriate:
Prof Julie Mills

Heads of School Representative:
Prof Carol Grech

General Staff Representative from the University at large:
Ms Jade O'Donohue

Academic Staff Representatives from the Academic Portfolio:
Assoc Prof Sharron King
Dr Rowena Harper

Directors of Research Institutes and Centres Representative:
Assoc Prof Angela Scarino

Divisional Directors/Senior Academic Service Managers Representative:
Mr Rhys Williams

Student Representatives:
Mr Carey Moore
Ms Kayla Dickeson
Mr Christopher Kwok
Mr Izik Nehow
Mr Luke Rogers

Academic Board Terms of Reference

Reporting relationships

  • to report to University Council on each of its meetings
  • to consider matters referred to it by University Council
  • to receive reports from (i) Division Boards (ii) Sub-Committees of Academic Board and any other committees that are from time to time established
  • to provide advice to other committees of Council as required.


  • to delegate certain functions to its Sub-Committees, to Division Boards or such other committees as it shall from time to time propose
  • to perform functions delegated to it by University Council.

Role and functions

  • to act as a forum for the debate of University-wide academic issues
  • to foster excellence in teaching, learning and research in the University
  • to oversee quality assurance and the administration of academic matters
  • to approve proposals for the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • to approve policies and procedures related to teaching, learning, research and student administration
  • to provide advice on the development of the annual Educational Profile and associated matters
  • to provide formal input into the corporate planning process through the review of priorities and parameters for the annual Corporate Plan.

Committees of Academic Board

Good Practice Guidelines for Sub-Committee of Academic Board (pdf)

Academic Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes 2018

Meeting Date Close of Papers Agenda Minutes 
12 February 2018  23 February 2018    
12 March 2018 23 March 2018                                                             
14 May 2018 25 May 2018    
11 June 2018 22 June 2018    
16 July 2018 27 July 2018    
17 September 2018 28 September 2018    
15 October 2018 26 October 2018    
12 November 2018 23 November 2018    

Academic Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes 2017

Meeting Date Close of Papers Agenda Minutes 
13 February 2017 24 February 2017 Agenda 1/17 (pdf) Minutes 1/17 (pdf)
13 March 2017 24 March 2017 Agenda 2/17 (pdf)  
15 May 2017 26 May 2017    
12 June 2017 23 June 2017    
17 July 2017 28 July 2017    
11 September 2017 22 September 2017    
16 October 2017 27 October 2017    
13 November 2017 24 November 2017