Functions of the Academic Board

The functions of the Academic Board are to:

  1. Provide academic leadership to MIT, through promotion of excellence in teaching and learning, and ensuring that MIT embraces a philosophy of quality enhancement and innovation.
  2. Facilitate academic freedom and freedom of speech and ensure academic integrity within MIT.
  3. Ensure a culture of scholarship is developed, nurtured and embedded within MIT.
  4. Formulate, coordinate and review academic policy, procedures and guidelines within MIT.
  5. Monitor and regularly report on compliance with academic policy within MIT.
  6. Advise the Board of Directors and its subcommittees on the academic aspects of MIT’s strategic, operational and risk management plans and foster disclosure on issues related to higher education and MIT’s Vision and Goals.
  7. Oversee the quality assurance of the academic activities of MIT, within the MIT Risk Management Framework.
  8. Partner with the Audit and Risk Management Committee to identify, assess and monitor academic risks within the MIT Risk Management Framework.
  9. Consider and make decisions on all aspects of the development and accreditation or re-accreditation of higher education courses, the admission of students, teaching, assessment and requirements for graduation, prizes, awards and scholarships.
  10. Oversee the regular program of internal unit, course and school reviews within MIT.
  11. Ensure that MIT engages in regular benchmarking exercises with other higher education providers, and monitor the outcomes of such benchmarking exercises against targets in MIT’s plans.
  12. Refer certain matters to such standing committees or working groups as it may from time to time establish to advise on such matters.
  13. Receive reports from standing committees or working groups and ensure that their referred responsibilities are discharged.
  14. Consider and recommend on any matter referred to the Academic Board by the Board of Directors.
  15. In addition to such matters as are specifically referred to the Academic Board, the Academic Board may generate reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors, including recommending new courses for development.
  16. Undertake regular self-reviews of performance, and oversee reviews of performance of the Teaching and Learning Committee , and any other subcommittees of Academic Board.

Category of Membership Independent Name and Current Position
Chair
(appointed by the Board)
Yes Emeritus Professor Doug Grant
External member from another higher education institution with Information Technology or Engineering expertise Yes Adjunct Associate Professor John HURST
External member from another higher education institution with Business experience Yes Adjunct Associate Professor Dianne Bolton
External member representing the profession/industry appropriate to the programs offered at MIT (IT and Engineering programs) Yes Ms Ramanbir Kaur
External member representing the profession/industry appropriate to the programs offered at MIT (Business programs) Yes Mr Warwick Spargo
Executive Dean No Professor Michael Clements
Alumni representative Yes Vacant
Head of School IT & Engineering No Prof Johnson I. Agbinya
Head of School Business No Professor Stuart Orr
Full Time Academic staff representative
(School of IT & Englineering, Melbourne)
No Dr Rajan Kadel
Full Time Academic staff representative
(School of Business, Sydney)
No Dr Gayathri Chetthi
Full Time Academic staff representative
(School of Business, Melbourne)
No A/Prof Michael de Martinis
Full Time Academic staff representative
(School of Business, Sydney)
No Dr Tushar Das
Campus Director
(MIT Sydney Campus)
No Mr Ghan Acharya
Acting Campus Director
Campus Director
(MIT Melbourne Campus)
No Ms Efthimia E. Evryniadis
Acting Campus Director
Enrolled Student
(Melbourne)
No Mr Corriur Ap-Apid
Enrolled Student
(Sydney)
No Vacant
Chair of the Student Experience Committee No Dr. Patricia Stewart

A quorum will be: half of the members if the number of members (including vacancies) is even; or a majority of members if the number of members (including vacancies) is odd, provided that at all times the quorum consists of at least two independent members. In the case of a tied vote the Chair has the casting vote.

The Academic Board meets at least six (6) times a year on a date and time according to the Annual Governance Calendar.

Times: Thursday 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Student Participation: Yes (2) SYD and MEL
Venue:Alternate VC & F2F first meeting is VC
Administration/Secretary: Vivien Carroll
Chair: Emeritus Professor Wayne Robinson

Dates Time Venue
24/03/2022 Thursday 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Alternate VC & F2F first meeting is VC
05/05/2022 Thursday 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Alternate VC & F2F first meeting is VC
23/06/2022 Thursday 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Alternate VC & F2F first meeting is VC
18/08/2022 Thursday 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Alternate VC & F2F first meeting is VC
20/10/2022 Thursday 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Alternate VC & F2F first meeting is VC
24/11/2022 Thursday 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM Alternate VC & F2F first meeting is VC

For more information, please contact:

Melbourne campus
288 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 8600 6700

The Academic Board meets at least six (6) times a year on a date and time according to the Annual Governance Calendar.

Times: Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Student Participation: No
Venue:Level 6 Meeting Room
Secretary: Vivien Carroll
Chair: Emeritus Professor Doug Grant

Dates Time Venue
10/03/2022 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Level 6 Meeting Room
21/04/2022 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Level 6 Meeting Room
09/06/2022 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Level 6 Meeting Room
04/08/2022 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Level 6 Meeting Room
06/10/2022 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Level 6 Meeting Room
10/11/2022 Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Level 6 Meeting Room

For more information, please contact:

Melbourne campus
288 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Phone: +61 3 8600 6700

Times: Monday 10:00 AM
Student Participation: No
Venue: Laboratory
Secretary: Officer - Academic Services (Melbourne) & Admin Assistant - Academic Services (Melbourne)
Chair: Professor Stuart Orr and Professor Johnson Agbinya

Times: as required
Student Participation: No
Venue: Level 6 Meeting Room
Chair/Secretary: HoS to organise as required
Chair: Professor Stuart Orr and A/Prof Johnson Agbinya