EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 4 PM, FRIDAY 26 JULY 2019
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Students wishing to nominate are asked to complete the accompanying Expressions of Interest (EOI) submission
form. Completed EOIs may be submitted by:
Email to: mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail to: Mr Ian Troupe, Secretary to the Academic Board
EOI – Academic Board Membership – Appointed Student Member
Secretariat, James Cook University, Townsville Qld 4811
Enquiries to: (07) 4781 4961
The process of appointment of student members will be undertaken being mindful of geographic reach, gender
and organisational membership, and consistent with the process of appointment of members of Council
Committees. The selection will be undertaken by the Academic Board Executive (Chairperson of the Academic
Board, Vice Chancellor and the Deputy Chairperson of the Academic Board).
Procedures for the Appointment of Student Members to the Academic Board
1. Eligibility for appointment
The Board has two student positions for:
1. Undergraduate; and
The Board currently has an immediate vacancy for the Postgraduate position and the Undergraduate position
is available from 1 January 2020.
Students wishing to be considered by the Academic Board Executive (Chairperson of the Academic Board,
Vice Chancellor and Deputy Chairperson of the Academic Board) for appointment to student positions on the
Academic Board can be either a part-time or full-time student of James Cook University.
Unsuccessful postgraduate and undergraduate applicants will become part of a pool of applicants to fill future
This Postgraduate and Undergraduate Student Representatives provide the Board with a greater understanding
of the student perspective to assist in:
a. monitoring the quality of teaching, research and scholarship in the University and to provide leadership in
the development of policies on quality improvement;
providing leadership in the development of policies on student admission, progress and discipline;
having academic governance oversight of all JCU academic operations, including collaborative
arrangements and off-shore operations.
The Postgraduate student position on Academic Board would be for a term of up to two years as determined by
the Academic Board Executive.
The Expressions of Interest (EOI) process gives Postgraduate and Undergraduate Students the opportunity to
register their interest to contribute to the effective academic governance of JCU in accordance with the Academic
2. Appointment Process
2.1. Calls for Expressions of Interest from eligible students.
2.2. The Academic Board Executive considers submissions and appoints the successful student(s) to the
Academic Board and, confirms the term of office that each appointed member will hold.
3. Term of Appointment
3.1. The Academic Board Executive will determine the term of office that each member will be appointed to
the Academic Board for, being a term of up to two years.
3.2. The term of office may be terminated by the person so appointed or by the Academic Board, in writing.