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Academic Senate

Terms of reference

Academic Senate is constituted by Council, in accordance with the Constitution of Bond University Ltd, and is the peak advisory body to the Vice Chancellor on academic functions and policies, and the principal forum for academic discussion and debate within Bond University.

As articulated in the Bond University Academic Governance Framework, Academic Senate plays a leading role in academic governance by serving as: 

  • the peak advisory body on matters relating to and affecting the University’s teaching, research and educational programs, including the development of related policies;
  • the oversight mechanism for monitoring and assuring academic standards and quality, and for identifying and mitigating risks associated with the University’s academic activities; 
  • a collegial body engaged in the planning, performance, compliance and innovation processes of the academic enterprise of the University; and 
  • a forum for promoting deliberation and information flow on a wide range of academic issues, including complex problems that concern academic policy. 
     

Membership

The composition of the Academic Senate is as follows:

  • Appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor after consultation with the Academic Senate
  • Appointed by the Vice Chancellor after consultation with the Academic Senate
  • Vice Chancellor
  • Provost
  • University Registrar
  • Executive Dean of each Faculty
  • Assistant Provost
  • Director, Bond University College
  • One (1) Deputy/Associate Dean or equivalent representative from each Faculty appointed by the Executive Dean of the Faculty
  • One (1) academic staff member who holds a continuing position or a contract appointment for at least two years from each Faculty elected by the academic staff of that Faculty who hold a continuing position or a contract appointment for at least two years, or, if there is no eligible nomination, appointed by the Executive Dean of the Faculty
  • President, Bond University Student Association 
  • One (1) student nominated by the Executive Committee of the Bond University Student Association   

Standing Committees

Academic Senate establishes committees to assist in fulfilling its responsibilities and governance obligations. The following Senate Standing Committees consist of academic and professional staff as well as student representatives. These committees have delegated responsibilities as outlined in their terms of reference to consider the detailed business of and make recommendations to Academic Senate:

  • Curriculum Review Committee
  • Student Admission & Progression Committee
  • University Learning & Teaching Committee
  • University Research Committee

Chair

Deputy Chair

Secretary