Subject to oversight and control by the Council, Senate is responsible for promoting research, for promoting and regulating learning and teaching, and for maintaining the quality and standards of the University’s academic provision.
Senate’s powers and duties are detailed in Ordinance 21 of the University’s Statutory Framework.
Senate has a membership of 77, comprising the Vice-Chancellor, the Chief Operating Officer, the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Deans of Schools/Institutes, eight heads of Level 1 academic units from each Faculty, eight representatives from each Faculty elected by and from among the academic staff employed on substantive Teaching and Research or Teaching and Scholarship contracts, the four Student Representative Officers and one student representative from each Faculty.
Senate usually meets on 4 occasions during the academic year. Dates for this session are as follows:
- Wednesday 31 October 2018, 2.00 pm
- Wednesday 30 January 2019, 2.00 pm
- Wednesday 27 March 2019, 1.00 pm
- Wednesday 26 June 2019, 2.00 pm
For further information, please contact the Secretary to Senate, Joanna Heaps.