Academic Board

Academic Board

The Academic Board provides academic leadership of Banksia and oversight of all academic matters. The Board ensures that the required policies, procedures and processes are in place to monitor and protect the academic integrity of the student experience. The Board sets and monitors academic standards and oversees a range of academic processes, including oversight of admission standards, recognition of prior learning and credit transfer policies; alignment of course assessment processes to academic standards; and fair and reasonable student grievance processes. The Academic Board is comprised of senior academic staff from other higher education institutions, industry practitioners and members of professional associations, members of the Institute’s academic staff, and representatives of the alumni.

Academic Board Members Role
Associate Professor Maree Gosper
Chair
Emeritus Professor Jenny Graham
Independent Director with higher education experience
Professor Barry Burgan
Independent member from another higher education provider with business expertise
Professor Stan Glaser
Independent member with business expertise
Dr Cath Bettman
Senior Lecturer, University of Notre Dame
Dr Judith Ayre
Senior Lecturer & Curriculum Lead IEFT
Vacant
Alumni Representative

Course Advisory Committee (CAC)

The Academic Board delegates responsibility for industry and discipline-specific advice and guidance for the development and ongoing review of Banksia’s education courses to the Course Advisory Committee. There are two CACs, one for the IEFT courses and one for the Business-related courses. Each CAC provides additional quality assurance and ensures that the courses are relevant and current. The CAC seeks advice from a variety of sources, including external senior academics. External membership is drawn from senior academics with expertise in this discipline.

CAC (IEFT) Members Role
Associate Professor Maree Gosper
Acting Chair
Dr Judith Ayre
Senior Lecturer & Curriculum Lead IEFT
Dr Susan Sisko
Psychologist in Private Practice
Ms Eileen Davis
Psychologist in Private Practice
Mr Roman Ilgausakas
Psychologist in Private Practice
CAC (Business) Members Role
Associate Professor Maree Gosper
Acting Chair
Professor Stan Glaser
Independent member with business expertise
Dr Michelle Cull
Associate Dean, Western Sydney University
Dr Veronica Norman
Lecturer, Macquarie University