Faculty groupings

1993-1994: Heads of Academic Groups
1994-1997: Pro-Vice-Chancellors Academic Groups
1997-2006: Pro-Vice-Chancellors (College)
2006-2008 Executive Deans of academic entities
2011- Chairs, Divisional Boards


1993-1994: Heads of Academic Groups

In 1993, following a major review, the University's faculties and colleges were organised into four Academic Groups for administrative purposes, each headed by a Dean from within the Group.

– Heads, Academic Group A: 
1993-1994 Professor Robert G Hewitt, BSc PhD

– Heads, Academic Group B: 
1993-1994 Professor John R Glastonbury, BE MEngSc PhD, FIChemE FAIE MAusIMM CEng

– Heads, Academic Group C:  
1993-1994 Professor John Atherton Young, AO, BSc(Path) MD BS DSc UQ, FAA FRACP

– Heads, Academic Group D:  
1993-1994 Professor Paul James Crittenden, DD Catholic Inst Syd BLitt Oxf

1994-1997: Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Academic Groups

In 1994, the Academic Groups underwent name changes and were headed by a Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

– Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Sciences Group:
1994-1997 Professor Robert G Hewitt, BSc PhDm

– Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Professional Faculties Group:
1994-1997 Professor John R Glastonbury, BE MEngSc PhD, FIChemE FAIE MAusIMM CEng

– Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Health Sciences Group:  
1994-1997 Professor John Atherton Young, AO, BSc(Path) MD BS DSc UQ, FAA FRACP

– Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Humanities Group: 
1994 Professor Paul James Crittenden, DD Catholic Inst Syd BLitt Oxf
1994 Professor Ken Eltis, BA UNE MA PhD Macquarie DipEd UNSW (Acting)
1995-1997 Professor Richard Johnstone, BA Newcastle(UoN) PhD Camb 

1997-2006: Pro-Vice-Chancellors (College)

In 1997, the character, role and functions of the Academic Groups were revised, resulting in a model of three Academic Colleges as devolved centres of academic activity. The Pro-Vice-Chancellors (College) would provide strong academic leadership, have responsibility for budget, staffing, building usage and equipment within the College, report directly to the Vice-Chancellor and hold a key position within the University's senior managment structure.

– Pro-Vice-Chancellors, College of Sciences & Technology:
1997-2003 Professor Donald Harold Napper, PhD Camb MSc, FAA FRACI CChem
2003-2006 Professor Beryl Hesketh, BA Cape Town MA Well PhD Massey, FAPsS 

– Pro-Vice-Chancellors, College of Health Sciences:
1997-2003 Professor John Atherton Young, AO, BSc(Path) MD BS DSc UQ, FAA FRACP
2003-2006 Professor Don Nutbeam, BEd MA PhD S'ton  

– Pro-Vice-Chancellors, College of Humanities & Social Sciences:
1997-1999 Professor David Weisbrot, BA CUNY JD UCLA
1999-2003 Professor Roslyn Louise Pesman, BA Sydney PhD Lond 
2003-2006 Professor June Sinclair, BA LLB LLD Witw

2006-2008: Executive Deans of academic entities

In 2006 the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (College) was disestablished, and the University’s academic activities were reorganised, with faculties grouped into academic entities and the deans brought closer to the decision-making processes of the University as a whole. The four large academic entities were headed by Executive Deans, appointed from the existing deans.

– Executive Deans, Faculties of Arts (incl Sydney College of the Arts):
2006-2008 Professor Stephen Garton, BA Syd PhD UNSW , FAHA FASSA FRAHS

– Executive Deans, Faculties of Engineering & Architecture:
2006-2008 Professor Gregory J Hancock AM, BE BSc PhD DEng Syd , FTSE FIEAust CPEng

– Executive Deans, Faculties of Health:
2006-2008 Professor Bruce Gregory Robinson, MD BS MSc Syd , FRACP  (Acting)

– Executive Deans, Faculties of Science: 
2006-2008 Professor David A Day, BSc PhD Adel  

The following faculties did not have an Executive Dean:
– Faculty of Economics and Business including the Graduate School of Government
– Faculty of Education and Social Work
– Faculty of Law
– Sydney Conservatorium of Music


2011— : Chairs, Divisional Boards

In 2011, Divisional Boards were created as committees of the Senior Executive Group (SEG) to bring faculties together in a relationship of mutual accountability. The Boards are charged with detailed strategic planning, portfolio analysis, and educational and research reform for groups of cognate Faculties. The Chairs are Deans; in divisions comprising a single faculty, the chair is not the dean of that faculty but a dean of one of the other faculties so as to honour the principle that the chair be an impartial convenor.

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