Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Academic Senate Forums

An important initiative from the Senate Work Plan in 2014 was a series of Academic Forums, co-sponsored by the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Academic Senate. These forums will cover a range of contemporary topics and challenges for our University, and be held on different campuses. The outcomes and proposals from the forums will be followed up by the University Executive and Academic Senate.

All academic and professional staff, and elected student members of Academic Senate and its Committees, are invited to attend. However, to ensure the discussions are engaging for all participants, attendance at these forums may be limited.

An email invitation from the Vice-Chancellor will advise when registrations open for each forum. If you have any queries about the forums, please contact Desiree Mulley, Senate Secretary on

Forum 14: 6 June 2019

"Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech"

Presented by Professor Sharon Bell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy And Planning), Dr Ben Etherington, Lecturer, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Professor Kerry Robinson, Leader Of Sexualities & Genders Research, School of Social Sciences and Psychology; and Deputy Chair of Academic Senate, Dr Elfriede Sangkuhl.

Session 1 Recording  (MP3, 32007.98 KB) (opens in a new window)

Session 2 Recording (MP3, 60400.74 KB) (opens in a new window)