Academic Board

The Academic Board is the principal academic body of the University responsible for approving academic proposals and for providing advice on academic policy, academic strategy and academic standards. The Board comprises 59 members, including the Vice-Chancellor, members of the Executive Team, Deans, two elected non-professorial staff from each Faculty, two elected professorial staff from each Faculty and six students. The Academic Board advises the Vice-Chancellor and Council on matters relating to teaching, scholarship and research and takes decisions on delegation from Council. Its purpose is to provide advice on academic policy; approve courses and programs; further and co-ordinate the work of the Faculties and other academic units; and support teaching, scholarship and research.


President, Associate Professor David Cohen

Deputy President, Professor Mary-Louise McLaws

Deputy President, Associate Professor Graham Forsyth

The Academic Board sponsors UNSW wide forums on topics of interest as well as State and National meetings of Chairs of Academic Boards. Board meetings regularly discuss hot topics of current interest.