Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

About the Professors' Forum

The Professors' Forum is a meeting of all Professors of the University (Level E appointments). It meets three times a year to discuss contemporary issues for the University and its development.

The Forum offers a means by which Professors can respond to emerging issues of academic culture, functioning and structure in the University. For example, it has discussed the University's research strategy; academic work in the University; discipline groupings in the University; the role of the University in speaking out on public issues of interest to its region and the professions; the quality of learning and teaching in the University; and building an empowering culture in the University.

Each year, the Professors' Forum meets University Council at a dinner so Council members and professors can exchange views on the University and its development.

Convenors

  • Professor Mark Morrison
  • Professor Linda Shields
  • Professor Leslie Weston

History

The first meeting of the Professors of the University was held on April 3, 2003 in Canberra at the initiative of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Ross Chambers, to discuss the merit and possible purposes of holding regular meetings of the Professors. From that meeting, the Terms of Reference for the Professors' Forum were developed and subsequently agreed. The Professors' Forum has met regularly since this time.

Past Convenors

  • 2017 Professor Linda Shields
  • 2013 - 2016 Professor Lisa Given
  • 2011 - 2013 Professor Len Wade
  • 2009 - 2011 Professor Bill Green
  • 2003 - 2005 Professor Stephen Kemmis

Past Deputy Convenors

  • 2017 Professor Mark Morrison
  • 2015 - 2016 Professor Sharynne McLeod
  • 2013 - 2014 Professor Frank Marino

Past Elected Representatives on Academic Senate

  • 2018 Professor Sharynne McLeod and Professor Chris Blanchard
  • 2017 Professor Max Finlayson, Professor Sharynne McLeod, Professor Chris Blanchard
  • 2016 Professor Max Finlayson and Professor Sharynne McLeod
  • 2015 Professor Max Finlayson and Professor Sharynne McLeod
  • 2014 Professor Max Finlayson and Professor Rob Davidson
  • 2013 Professor Rob Davidson and Professor Rob Coombes
  • 2012 Professor Patrick Ball and Professor Rob Coombes
  • 2011 Professor Denise Jarratt and Professor Patrick Ball
  • 2010 Professor Jo-Anne Reid, Professor Denise Jarratt and Professor Patrick Ball
  • 2009 Professor Jo-Anne Reid and Professor Denise Jarratt
  • 2008 Professor Jo-Anne Reid and Professor Terry Heazlewood
  • 2007 Professor Jo-Anne Reid and Professor Terry Heazlewood