Series 193 - ANU Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies minutes

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ANU Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies minutes


  • 1960 - 1999 (Creation)

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1.4 m (7 type 1 boxes)

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(1960 - 2004)

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The Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies was established by amendments to the Australian National University Act in 1960 which effected the association between the ANU and the Canberra University College. The Institute of Advanced Studies comprised the Research Schools of the University, while the CUC departments became the School of General Studies. The Board first met on 28 October 1960. The operation of the Board was governed by Statue 40 which came into operation from January 1961 identifying it as the principal academic body of the Institute, advising the Council on any matter relating to education, learning or research (in this way, it is a successor to the Board of Graduate Studies). The Board's membership included the Vice-Chancellor as Chair, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, heads of the Research Schools, heads of all departments of the Research Schools, the Principal of the School of General Studies (until 1965), the Librarian, the Registrar, the Master of University House, and three members of the Board of the School of General Studies (from 1980, the Board of The Faculties). A member of the Board was appointed as Deputy Chairman and acted as Chair in the Vice-Chancellor's absence. Further amendments to the Act in 1979, coming into operation in 1980, recognised the long-standing practice of the Deputy Chairman chairing the meetings by creating the position Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies. From July 2001 to June 2004, the advice of the Board to the Council was to be transmitted through the Academic Board. It was disestablished with effect from 1 July 2004 by means of the Higher Education Support (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2003.

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The original typed and signed minutes are bound in dark blue hardback volumes.


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Generally open access under a 30-year rule

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There is a file for each meeting in Central Files (ANUA 53) and a bound set of minutes and agenda papers (ANUA 279)

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 13 July 2007




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