Information about upcoming and recent Elections for the University of Newcastle

Elections

Elections are conducted by the University Secretary (as Returning Officer) for various positions on University bodies (Councils, Committees, Boards etc). Many other bodies conduct their own elections for positions on those bodies. This site only deals with those elections undertaken by the University Secretary.

Election of Academic Staff to Academic Senate

Nominations were called for membership on Academic Senate to commence from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017. At the close of nominations the following candidates were elected unopposed: 

Membership CategoryName/FacultyStatus
Level D or E academic staff member from the professoriateProfessor Mario Minichiello, Faculty of Science and Information TechnologyElected
Level A or B academic staff member from the Faculty of Education and ArtsMr Greg Preston, Faculty of Education and ArtsElected
Level A or B academic staff member from the Faculty of Health and MedicineMr Donovan Jones, Faculty of Health and MedicineElected
Level A or B academic staff member from the Faculty of Science and Information TechnologyDr Bjorn Ruffer, Faculty of Science and Information TechnologyElected
Level E academic staff member from the Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentProfessor Ljiljana Brankovic, Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentElected
Level D or E academic staff member from Non-Callaghan CampusProfessor Kypros Kypri, Faculty of Health and MedicineElected
One academic staff member from the English Language and Foundation Studies CentreDr David Powter, English Language and Foundation Studies CentreElected

Download Outcome of Nominations for Election to Academic Senate here.

Notice of Ballot

At the close of nominations, more than one valid nomination has been received for the following positions:

Level D or E Member of the Professoriate (1 position)

Eligible candidates:

  • Professor Sally Chan
  • Professor Tony O'Brien
  • Professor Tracy Levett-Jones
  • Professor Darren Rivett

Consequently a preferential ballot will be conducted by electronic ballot. Download Notice of Ballot.

Academic staff at Level D or E from the professoriate are eligible to vote in this election if they hold a substantive academic position of 0.5 full-time equivalent or above with a contract period of 12 months or longer.

Voting will open on Thursday 3 September 2015 until Wednesday 16 September 2015.

Level E from Faculty of Health and Medicine (1 position)

Eligible candidates:

  • Professor Sally Chan
  • Professor Tony O'Brien
  • Professor Tracy Levett-Jones
  • Professor Darren Rivett

Consequently a preferential ballot will be conducted by electronic ballot. Download Notice of Ballot.

Academic staff at Level E from the Faculty of Health and Medicine are eligible to vote in this election if they hold a substantive academic position of 0.5 full-time equivalent or above with a contract period of 12 months or longer.

Voting will open on Thursday 3 September 2015 until Thursday 16 September 2015.

Electronic Ballot

These ballots will be conducted electronically. Ballot papers will be sent via email to eligible staff. Voting will open on Thursday 3 September 2015 until Wednesday 16 September 2015.

Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements will be included as part of the electronic ballot. They are also available to be downloaded here:

For further information, contact:

Zoe Berzins
Council and Records Governance
Telephone: 02 4913 8777
Email: zoe.berzins@newcastle.edu.au.

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Election of Non-academic Staff Member to Council to fill a Casual Vacancy

An election was held to elect one non-academic staff member of the University to the Council to fill a casual vacancy until 31 August 2016.

Download election result