Academic Board Handbook ©
- Academic Board Membership
- Members' Duties, Meeting Procedures and Elections
- 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.
The Academic Board Statement on Undue Influence was approved by the Academic Board on 7 November 2018.