Professor Judyth Sachs
BA PhD Qld MA WMich
Deputy Chair, Academic Board: 1999–2001
Chair, Academic Board: 2001 - 2004
Fellow of Senate: 2001 - 2004
Professor Sachs has held academic positions at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and the University of Sydney. She took up the position of Professor of Education at the University of Sydney in 1996. In the Faculty of Education she was Pro-Dean from 1999-2001 and Chair of the University's Teaching and Learning Committee (1999-2003). In 2001 she was elected as Chair of the Academic Board, a position she held until June 2004 when she took up the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching). Her research interests are in the areas of higher education policy, teachers’ professionalism and women and leadership.
Her term of office as Chair was highlighted by the review of the Academic Board and the (then) Academic Forum, leading to the introduction of a new Academic Board structure. Major policy initiatives included the introduction of the Intellectual Property Rule, Academic Honesty in Coursework and the development and implementation of a system of faculty reviews, as well as reviews of Academic Board communication of policy and of the appeals process.