At last week’s Senate meeting, Professor Dominic Verity was re-elected as Chair of Academic Senate for another two-year term.
Professor Verity thanked Senate for the great honour, and their ongoing support as he continues to lead the significant process of re-framing Senate’s role in the University.
“Over the next two years, I’m greatly looking forward to advancing the business of Senate and continuing to implement the recommendations that arose out of last year’s Academic Governance Workshops,” he said. This includes plans to make Senate processes, and that of its Committees, more effective, accessible and transparent; improving the level of genuine student engagement in Senate’s business; and informing stakeholders of opportunities to participate.
“I believe Academic Senate really belongs to all of us and I feel very strongly about my obligation to involve as many people as I can in its work,” he said.
Elections are currently underway for the position of Deputy Chair of Academic Senate. Nominations were received from Professor Jacqueline Phillips, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Dr Wylie Bradford, Faculty of Business and Economics. Voting is only open to Academic Senate members and results will be announced late June.