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Kabilan Krishnasamy, Executive Officer.


The Education Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Council and is chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

This committee operates in accordance with the UWA Principles for the Operation of Committee and UWA Rules for the operation of committees. Members must act in accordance with the University Committee Members' Code of Conduct.

Constitution

Position of the committee within The University of Western Australia

1. The Education Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Council.

Role

2. The role of the Committee is to—

(a) advise and make recommendations to the Academic Council and/or other University bodies or officers, as appropriate, on policy and strategic matter relating to:

(i) the University's education strategy and vision, including aspects of the student learning experience;

(ii) the quality of teaching and learning in the institution;

(iii) undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) admissions;

(iv) the academic structure and framework of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework; and

(b) allocate its annual budget to support and promote the University's education priorities.

Membership

3.(1) The committee comprises:

(a) the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) as Chair;

(b) the Chair of the Academic Board;

(c) the Dean of Coursework Studies;

(d) the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education Innovation);

(e) the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International);

(f) the Dean of Graduate Research School;

(g) the Pro Vice Chancellors and Executive Dean from each of the four faculties, or nominee;

(h) the Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Education), or nominee;

(i) the President of the UWA Student Guild, or nominee;

(j) the President of the Postgraduate Students' Association, or nominee;

(k) up to two co-opted members selected from the academic members of the Academic Board.

(2) The Chair may appoint a Deputy Chair from among the members to perform essential duties in the Chair's absence.

(3) The Chair may invite one or more persons to attend meetings to provide advice on specific areas or agenda items.

(4) Co-opted members are appointed for two years and may be reappointed for a second term only. 

Members' absence and nominees

4.(1) In the event that a member is unable to attend a meeting, that member may nominate a person to attend that meeting in their stead.

(2) Nominations must be in writing and received by the Executive Officer prior to the relevant meeting.

Skills and/or qualifications of members and nominees

5. It is desirable that members and nominees have a leadership role within the education portfolio in their respective functional area, or other leadership role related to the student learning experience, and this important role is to be taken into account when nominees are appointed.

Quorum

6. The quorum for the Committee is half the current membership plus one.

Decisions

7.(1) Each member has a vote.

(2) The Chair has an ordinary vote and a casting vote.

(3) Decisions are made by a majority of the members present and voting.

Frequency of meetings

8. The Committee normally meets up to four times each year in the months of February to November but may meet more frequently if required.

Delegation

9.(1) The Committee delegates to the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar responsibility for the annual budget to support education priorities across the education portfolio in line with the University's strategic plan.

   (2) The Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar will provide an annual report to the Education Committee on expenditure and commitments.

Decision-making and communication maps

Local decision-making map

A decision-making map illustrating where the committee's business comes from and where its recommendations or decisions go is available at the following link:

Education Committee Local Decision-making Map

Local communications map

A communications map illustrating where information comes to the committee from and which committees or groups need to be informed of the committee's decisions is available at the following link:

Education Committee Local Communication Map

 

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