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.
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.