23 February 2022

The Board of Trustees met on 23 February 2022 in Boardroom 1, The Chancellery, Level 2, Building EB, Parramatta South campus and via Zoom.  A summary of matters discussed in the open session is provided below.

The minutes of the previous Board meeting held on 8 December 2021 were confirmed.

Main items considered by the Board:

Chancellor’s Report

The Chancellor briefed the Board on a number of matters, including the Review of Universities Australia, the National Conference of University Governance and an upcoming trip to Vietnam to visit our campus at the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City (UEH).

Vice-Chancellor’s Report

The Vice-Chancellor provided an update to Board members on the University’s vaccination and return to campus strategies, an update on student load, the 2022 Times Higher Education Young Universities Ranking outcomes, work being undertaken on alternative credentials and the Student Experience Survey outcomes.

Chair of Academic Senate Report

The Chair of Academic Senate spoke to the Board on a number of matters discussed at the most recent Academic Senate, including the review of the NSW Vocational Education and Training sector, a presentation on Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) and approval of the Revised Progression Policy and the Curriculum Publication Procedures.

Review of Board Committees’ Structure and Charters

The Board approved the establishment of the new People and Culture Committee (PCC), which will have oversight of culture and wellbeing of the University, as well as amendments to the current Board Committee Charters, to realign and clarify areas of responsibility.

Transformation Program Update

The Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost provided an update on the Transformation Program.

Strategy Session

The Board held a special strategy session focussing on the Greater Western Sydney region and the Western Growth Strategy following the Board meeting.

Jane Hutchison
University Secretary