5 October 2022

The Board of Trustees met on 5 October 2022 in Boardroom 1, The Chancellery, Level 2, Building EB, Parramatta South campus.  A summary of matters discussed in the open session is provided below.

The minutes of the previous Board meeting held on 3 August 2022 were confirmed.

Main  items considered by the Board:

Chancellor’s Report

The Chancellor briefed the Board on a number of matters, including the success of the recent trip to the UK that he attended with other University staff, an update on the inaugural James Martin Institute Oration and NESA’s position regarding University Early Entry Schemes.

Vice-Chancellor’s Report

The Vice-Chancellor provided an update to Board members on Federal policy matters, including the Job-ready Graduates (JRG) package Review, Australian Universities Accord – Review of Australian Higher Education System, Review of the Australian Research Council (ARC), Teacher Education Review and the Mission-based Compact.  The Vice-Chancellor also provided an update on foreign arrangements, international travel, additional Commonwealth Supported Places and General Staff matters.

Acting Chair of Academic Senate Report

The Acting Chair of Academic Senate spoke to the Board on a number of matters presented at the most recent Academic Senate meeting, including the Graduate Research School Review and an update on the Student Management System (SMS).  The Acting Chair of Academic Senate highlighted the key points discussed at the recent Committee of Chairs of Academic Boards (Co-CABs) meeting.

Sustaining Success 2021-2026: In-Depth Analysis and Reporting – Transformation

The Board was provided an in-depth analysis that outlined the University’s performance against the following strategic measures:

  • M8: Improve student satisfaction, engagement, support and belongingness; and
  • M9: Deliver positive impact for, and with, our communities and partners through social, economic, cultural and place-based transformations.

Strategic Information Session Presentation

After the meeting, the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, along with the Pro Vice-Chancellor STEM cluster and Director, MARCS Institute, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Health and Medicine cluster and Dean, School of Medicine, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor, HASS cluster and Dean of School of Social Sciences, gave a presentation in relation to the Division of the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost and its alignment with the strategic plan principle of ‘connectedness’.

Jane Hutchison
University Secretary