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Governance

The Australian Computer Society is governed by a national Management Committee.  This committee is assisted by a National Congress, eight State and Territory Branch Executive Committees, and three expert advisory boards - the Member Advisory Board, the Profession Advisory Board, and the Technical Advisory Board.

All three Boards provide strategy advice within their areas of expertise to Management Committee via their Vice Presidents.

One of the key strengths of the ACS is the collective knowledge and skills of its members, and the expert advisory boards are the framework for optimising this expertise.

The ACS Management Committee controls and manages the Society, within the bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) and the Society’s Objects, Rules and National Regulations.

The Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer) as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.               

Call for Expressions of Interest

Want to represent ACS on world stage?

YOUR CHANCE TO BE PART OF IFIP AND STANDARDS AUSTRALIA.

Do you want to help shape the face of ICT in Australia? Do you have the expertise to help develop the foundational standards upon which future generations will build their ideas? Are you a national or international leader in your field?

If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek candidates to represent the ACS on International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) technical committees and Standards Australia (SA) working groups.

As the peak professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business – able to deliver real, tangible outcomes.

 

Positions Available

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Representative Positions - Term Expiry 31/12/2019 (committee aim and scope below):

· IFIP Technical Committee 3: Education

· IFIP Technical Committee 14: Entertainment Computing

 

Standards Australia Representative Positions - Term Expiry 31/12/2019:

· IT-030: IT Governance

 

Profession Advisory Board & Committees - Term Expiry 31/12/2019 (betails below):

· Profession Advisory Board (PAB)

· Professional Education Governance Committee (PEGC)

· ICT Educators Committee (ICTEC)

· Accreditation Committee (AC)

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

How to apply?

Interested applicants should send an expression of interest by via email to Returning.Officer@acs.org.au and include:

  • Up to 300 words on the contribution they can make & why you’re interested
  • CV or a letter covering previous experience/ personal bio
  • List of any support from your current employer to provide support for interstate travel arrangements (For Standards Australia Positions ONLY)

 

Expressions of Interest close 5th February 2019.

 

Note:

  • Positions are limited to ACS members and are unpaid voluntary contributions to your profession
  • Limted budget is available on approval to cover necessary travel expenses.
  • The successful nominees will be formally appointed by the ACS Management Committee.
  • ACS boards and committees generally meet four times per year, typically via videoconference, with one or two meetings conducted face to face. In addition to lending their expertise to discussions in meetings, committee members are also expected to contribute to the establishment and review of advisory papers in support of government and industry policy; member benefits; technical knowledge; and educational development. 
  • New successful board and committee members are required to complete an induction, including the understanding of ACS Rules & Regulations, Governance and Organisational Structures.

 

 


SELECTION CRITERIA:

In leveraging the knowledge capital of our members, ACS performs an important role in influencing the national agenda and providing technical leadership in emerging technology areas. As such, the criteria for successful candidature as an ACS Representative is set consciously high.

1. Expertise

· Is actively engaged in the profession and/or professional practice of ICT (Mandatory)

· Has relevant qualifications and/or prior learning (Desirable)

 

2. Networks and Spheres of Influence

· Has relevant industry connections (Desirable)

 

3. Accountable

· Can deliver committee objectives & measures (Mandatory)

· Can provide written reports detailing outcomes of all meetings

 

4. Commitment and Passion

· Can dedicate the time for meetings and thinking (Mandatory)

· Has a passion for the ICT industry and is aligned to ACS’ Vision and Strategy (Mandatory)

· Is prepared to join the ACS if not already a member (Mandatory)

· Has previously been or is currently a member on an ACS board and/or committee (Highly Desirable)

· No conflicts of interest (Mandatory)

 

5. Leadership Capabilities

· Resilient (Mandatory)

· Flexible (Mandatory)

· Strong communicator - written and verbal (Mandatory)

· Strategic Thinker (Mandatory)

· Influential (Desirable)

 

 

 

IFIP Technical Committee 3 Education

  • TC3 (Technical Committee 3 of IFIP) provides an international forum for educators to discuss research and practice in:
    • teaching informatics
    • educational uses of communication and information technologies (ICT)
    • establishing models for informatics curricula, training programs, and teaching methodologies.
    • considering the relationship of informatics in other curriculum areas.
    • promoting the ongoing education of ICT professionals and those in the workforce whose employment involves the use of information and communication technologies.
    • examining the impact of information and communication technologies on the whole educational environment
      • teaching and learning
      • administration and management of the educational enterprise
      • local, national and regional policy-making and collaboration.

Additional information can be found at: IFIP TC3 Website

 

 

IFIP Technical Committee 14 Entertainment Computing

  • Aims
    • To encourage computer applications for entertainment and to enhance computer utilization in the home, the technical committee will pursue the following aims:
    • To enhance algorithmic research on board and card games;
    • To promote a new type of entertainment using information technologies;
    • To encourage hardware technology research and development to facilitate implementing entertainment systems, and
    • To encourage non-traditional human interface technologies for entertainment.
  • Scope:
    • Algorithm and strategy for board and card games (algorithms of board games and card games; strategy control for board and card games; level setup for game and card games).
    • Novel entertainment using ICT (network-based entertainment; mobile entertainment; location-based entertainment; mixed reality entertainment).
    • Audio (music informatics for entertainment; 3D audio for entertainment; sound effects for entertainment).
    • Entertainment human interface technologies (haptic and non-traditional human interface technologies; mixed reality human interface technologies for entertainment).
    • Entertainment robots (ICT-based toys; pet robots; mental commit robots; emotion model and rendering technologies for robots).
    • Entertainment systems (design of entertainment systems; entertainment design toolkits; authoring systems).
    • Theoretical aspects of entertainment (sociology, psychology, and physiology for entertainment; legal aspects of entertainment).
    • Video game and animation technologies (video game hardware and software technologies; video game design toolkits; motion capture and motion design; interactive storytelling; digital actors and emotion model).
    • Interactive TV and movies (multiple view synthesis; free viewpoint TV; authoring technologies).
    • Edutainment (entertainment technologies for children's education; open environment entertainment robots for education).

Additional information can be found at: IFIP TC14 Website

 

 

Profession Advisory Board and Committees

The Profession Advisory Board and its Committees are charged with setting and maintaining standards that will advance the profession and providing governance oversight of activities that the ACS undertakes in furtherance of its Strategic Plan They also provide advice to the ACS Management Committee and National Office on public statements and responses to government policy as relevant to their respective portfolios.

As a result of the current Governance Review underway at the ACS, the Terms of Reference for the Profession Advisory Board and its Committees are currently under review. The descriptions below provide the key role of the Board and Committees.

 

Profession Advisory Board (PAB)

The PAB works with the ACS National Office to champion professionalism in the ICT sector. The Board provides strategic advice and guidance on a portfolio of activities that relate to professional standards. Key activities include contributing to the ACS strategic direction with regard to the sustainability of ACS professional standards and policies into the future, and role the ACS should play in promoting ICT in industry and education in Australia.

 

Professional Educational Governance Committee (PEGC)

The PEG Committee provides independent quality advice on ACS educational products and offerings. This includes ACS education learning and assessment strategies, policies and materials.

The specific responsibilities of this Committee are currently under review.

 

ICT Educators Committee (ICTEC)

The ICT Educators provide advice on strategies to provide support for K-12 teachers in relation to teaching Digital Technologies in order to improve the learning outcomes of the students who will become future ICT professionals. The Committee provides thought leadership and commentary on technology education pedagogy and issues impacting student attainment in ICT and STEM.

 

Accreditation Committee (AC)

The Accreditation Committee makes determinations on the accreditation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) qualifications from Australian educational institutions. They provide advice on the ACS Accreditation Guidelines and thought leadership with regard to the future of ICT accreditation in higher education institutions.

 

If you have any questions regarding the role of the PAB or its Committees, please contact Helen May at Helen.May@acs.org.au