Role Chairman of the Professorial Board (1935 - 1978)

University of Melbourne

'The Professorial Board, as its name suggests, consisted of all the professors, sitting as a deliberative and executive body of the University. The Professorial Board made recommendations to Council on matters of academic policy, and concerned itself with the content, conduct of lectures, examinations and the day to day management of students. Its responsibility for both teaching and examining gave considerable scope to individual professors to shape the future development of the University and, while relations with Council could be fraught and a source of considerable debate and dissension, collectively the professors' views carried considerable weight with Council. The Board also concerned itself with the general organisation of the University and the general conduct of the various faculties as they were established.'
(University of Melbourne Archives, Key 7: The Professorial Board 1854 / Academic Board 1978)

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