First established in 1883 as Education Committee, Academic Board (renamed in 1993) is a standing committee of the University Council.
The University Council is the governing body of the University and, pursuant to section 9 of the University of Adelaide Act 1971, is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the academic activities of the University. The Vice-Chancellor and President is the principal academic officer of the University and is responsible to the Council for the academic standards of the University.
The Academic Board is a standing committee of Council and the Chair of Academic Board is an ex officio member of Council. The Academic Board contributes to the development of academic strategy and the oversight of academic operations. It is the peak committee for the development of academic policy and the oversight of academic operations.
The Academic Board and its sub-committees assist the Council and the Vice-Chancellor and President to fulfil their responsibilities for monitoring and managing academic standards and to meet the legislated requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021.
- University Education Committee (UEC)
- University Research Committee (URC)
- Academic Program Entry and Approval Committee
- Faculty Boards
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Members' duties and meeting procedures
- Professional Development for Council and Standing Committee Members
- Terms of Reference
- Standing Orders
- External Legislation Applicable to the University
- Rules of the University
- Statutes of the University of Adelaide
- University of Adelaide Act 1971
- Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011
- Australian Qualifications Framework
Academic Board statement on undue influence
Undue influence is when someone, because of their status or position, seeks or is able to derive an outcome that is favourable to them by exerting pressure over staff. That pressure is designed to get staff to act against the University's best interests or their employment obligations.
The University is an independent academic institution and will not be subject to improper pressure or influence in any of its decision making or operations. The University is dedicated to the intellectual quest, encouraging and supporting free-thinking and free-investigation in the pursuit of knowledge.
The University is fair, objective and unbiased in its approach to teaching, research, business and administration. Freedom of expression is uncompromisingly protected and different views are heard with civility.
Staff will not let personal interest, preference, affections, prejudice, or the interests of any person or organisation affect their judgements and decisions. Staff will always be prepared to account for their actions.
- Integrity and Public Accountability website
- Code of Conduct
- Conflict of Interest Procedure
- Fraud and Corruption Control Policy
The Academic Board Statement on Undue Influence was approved by the Academic Board on 7 November 2018.
All meetings are scheduled from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Conference Room 715, Ingkarni Wardli and via Zoom video-conference.
A calendar invitation will be sent to members prior to each meeting.
For queries regarding Academic Board papers and resolutions, please contact the Council Secretariat.
|Papers due to Council Secretariat||Meeting date|
|Thursday 17 February||Meeting 1/22 - Wednesday 2 March|
|Thursday 24 March||Meeting 2/22 - Wednesday 6 April|
|Thursday 21 April||Meeting 3/22 - Wednesday 4 May|
|Thursday 19 May||Meeting 4/22 - Wednesday 1 June|
|Thursday 21 July||Meeting 5/22 - Wednesday 3 August|
|Thursday 25 August||Meeting 6/22 - Wednesday 7 September|
|Thursday 22 September||Meeting 7/22 - Wednesday 5 October|
|Thursday 20 October||Meeting 8/22 - Wednesday 2 November|
Complete sets of archival papers are available in HPE CM, as follows:
- 2022 - F.2022/1644
- 2020-2021 - F.2020/1659
- 2010-2019 - F.2016/6716