- Vice-Chancellor and President
- Board of Trustees
- Academic Senate
- Office of Governance Services
- Western Sydney University Strategic Plan
- Professoriate Leadership Group
- Contact Us
- Corpus Strategic Funding Areas
In addition to the Board of Trustees, Academic Senate, and their Standing Committees, the team also manage the following Committees and processes for the University.
There are 3 Cluster Boards:
- Health and Medicine - Current Members (PDF, 140.86 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Secretary: Emily Preval
- Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - Current Members (PDF, 168.43 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Secretary: Maret Brennan
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - Current Members (PDF, 139.31 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Secretary: Nicole Gismondo
Clusters are forward looking, strategically focused and externally engaged groupings of cognate Schools and Research Institutes. There is one Board for each of the three Clusters.
As this is not a familiar model of university governance it is important to emphasise that clusters are not an additional layer of operational management.
This Committee is a senior advisory Committee to the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Committee. This Committee is responsible for the provision of critical analysis and advice to the Vice-Chancellor on University business development activities and growth of long-term opportunities, as well as the University’s financial, capital, infrastructure, innovation and consulting, human and other resources. The Chair of this Committee is the Vice-President (Finance and Resources).
The University Central Provost Committee (UCPC) has been established to provide coordinated leadership, strategic direction and overall management of campus life initiatives and provide continuity and effectiveness in achieving the best outcome for the University.
The UCPC will meet to discuss, review and recommend action on matters pertaining to the operation of the Provost Campus Committees, and provides an opportunity for information exchange and cross-campus collaboration.
The Provosts webpage has information on each of the Campus Provosts, the Campus Provost Committee Terms of Reference, and the Position Description of the Provosts and Deputy Provosts. There is also an online form for staff and students to submit grant application ideas to the Campus Provosts Committees.
The University Work Health Safety and Wellbeing Committee (WHSWC) has been established to form part of Western Sydney University’s formal work health and safety consultation arrangements. The University WHSWC has been established to enable the University and representatives to work cooperatively and transparently in developing policies and procedures, enabling positive work, health, safety and wellbeing outcomes.
The WHS Consultation webpage has information on what is effective consultation, Health and Safety representatives, and previous minutes of the committee.
The Student Misconduct Rule applies to all University and The College students and is effective from 1 January 2016.
The Rule outlines the misconduct process, and clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of staff and students.
The Student Misconduct Rule applies to all students of the University and to students registered in a University Affiliate Course (including The College).
The Student Misconduct Rule outlines the misconduct process, and clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of staff and students. Misconduct is defined as being academic, general, or research related.
The Student Misconduct webpage provides information for students and staff on the misconduct process, as well as frequently asked questions.
To contact the Secretariat in relation to student misconduct matters email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University provides students with the right of appeal against a range of academic decisions. The following relevant University policies currently specify that these procedures are to be used if a student wishes to appeal a decision made under that policy:
- Admissions Policy;
- Credit for Prior Learning Policy;
- Program Transfer Policy;
- Doctor of Medicine by Publication Policy;
- Doctor of Philosophy by Publication Policy;
- Doctorate Policy;
- Dual Award and Joint Research Higher Degrees Policy;
- Honours in Bachelor Awards Policy;
- Research Masters (Honours) Policy;
- Research Higher Degree and Research Training Program Scholarship Policy;
- Review of Grade Policy;
- Disruption to Studies Policy.
The Academic Appeals Procedures may be used for other policies not listed above, where no separate appeals process is specified.
The Secretariat is responsible for facilitating the procedures and preparing the documentation for review.
To contact the Secretariat in relation to academic appeals, please email email@example.com.
As per the conditions under Part F of the Progression Policy, students may Show Cause to the Academic Senate against exclusion or being placed on conditional enrolment for unsatisfactory academic performance, on the grounds defined as misadventure and extenuating circumstances under the Disruption to Studies Policy. The Chair or Deputy Chair of Academic Senate and the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Transformations or nominee comprise the panel responsible for determining Show Cause Outcomes on behalf of the Academic Senate.
The Secretariat is responsible for assembling the panel (as per the conditions under the Progression Policy) and preparing the documentation for review.
To contact the Secretariat in relation to progression matters email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School Work Plan Committee makes amendments to the School Work Plan Policy, considers disputes on Individual Work Plans and reviews any conflicts or non-traditional requests. The Policy is generally distributed to the wider school for confirmation before being approved by the University Work Plan Committee (UWPC).
The Work Plan Policy Repository holds the University Work Plan Policy, Academic Staff Agreement and all School and Institute Work Plans.
The Terms of Reference for the University and Academic Unit Work Plan Committees can be found in Part F of the Academic Staff Agreement.
Please see the Work Plan Chair and Secretary Contact List.