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ANU College Governance Rules 2012

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These rules provide for the establishment of committees and other bodies that will advise the College Head of each ANU College on matters relevant to the operation and development of the College. The memberships of the advisory groups provide for collegial contributions to College governance by staff and students.
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Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 6
Registered 31 May 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Jun-2012
Tabled Senate18-Jun-2012
Date of repeal 30 May 2013
Repealed by ANU College Governance Rules 2013

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

 

ANU College Governance Statute 2010

 

ANU COLLEGE GOVERNANCE RULES 2012

 

The Council of The Australian National University makes these Rules under section 4 of the ANU College Governance Statute 2010.

 

Dated: 25 May 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AO QC

CHANCELLOR

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1       Name of Rules and commencement

1.1        These Rules are the ANU College Governance Rules 2012.

1.2        These Rules commence on the day after they are registered.

2       Interpretation

2.1        In these Rules, unless the contrary intention appears:

College Head, for an ANU College, means the person appointed under rule 3 as College Head.

Executive Committee, for an ANU College, means the committee established under rule 5.

Statute means the ANU College Governance Statute 2010.

[Note: College is defined in the Statute.]

3       College Head

3.1        The Vice-Chancellor must appoint a College Head for each College.

4       College advisory body

4.1        There is to be an advisory body for each ANU College.

4.2        Each of the following may attend meetings of the ANU College’s advisory body:

              (a)   the College Head;

              (b)   each member of the academic staff and general staff of the College;

              (c)   a number of student representatives determined by the College Head;

              (d)   such other members, if any, as the College Head appoints.

4.3        The College Head, or his or her nominee, is to Chair meetings of the College advisory body.

4.4        At least once in each semester the College Head must convene a meeting of the advisory body at which the College Head is to report to and discuss with the meeting, matters relevant to the operation and development of the College.

4.5        The College Head is to determine the procedure at an advisory body’s meeting.

4.6        Other meeting arrangements are to be determined by the College Head in consultation with the Executive Committee.

5       College Executive Committee

5.1        There is to be an Executive Committee for each College.

5.2        The members of the Executive Committee are to be appointed by the College Head from the senior officers of the College.

5.3        The term of each member’s appointment is to be determined by the College Head.

5.4        The College Head is to Chair meetings of the Executive Committee.

6       Executive Committee: terms of reference

6.1        The Executive Committee may advise the College Head on each of the following matters:

·         the strategic directions of the College and the development of the College Strategic Plan;

·         alignment of the College budget and budget submission with the goals of the College Strategic Plan;

·         the appropriateness of College administrative and management arrangements;

·         the research and education outcomes of the College;

·         any other matter referred to it by the College Head.

6.2        However, the Executive Committee may not advise on a matter relating solely to a particular person.

7       Meetings of Executive Committee

7.1        The Chair of each Executive Committee of a College must convene regular meetings of the Executive Committee.

[Note: It is expected that meetings of an Executive Committee will be held at least monthly.]

7.2        The Chair of an Executive Committee must convene a meeting of the Committee at any time if asked to do so by not less than 20% of its members.

7.3        The Chair of the Executive Committee, after consulting the members of the Executive Committee present at a meeting, is to determine the procedure for the meeting.

7.4        At a meeting of the Executive Committee, 50% of the members constitute a quorum, or if that number is not a whole number, then the next whole number greater than the first-mentioned number.

7.5        The College Head must arrange for the provision of secretariat and other support to the Executive Committee.

8       Specialist committees

8.1        The College Head must, after taking advice from the College Executive Committee, establish specialist committees, as sub-committees of the College Executive Committee, to advise the College Executive Committee or College Head on matters relating to education and research.

8.2        The College Head may, after taking advice from the College Executive Committee, establish one or more specialist committees, as a sub-committee of the College Executive Committee, to advise the College Executive Committee or College Head on matters relating to other specific areas of College activity.

8.3        The Chair and members of a specialist committee and the term of each member’s appointment are to be determined by the College Head, having taken advice from the College Executive Committee.

8.4        The College Head is an ex officio member of each specialist committee.

9       Specialist committees’ terms of reference and meetings

9.1        The College Head, acting with the advice of the College Executive Committee, is to determine the terms of reference of specialist committees of the College.

9.2        The timing and frequency of meetings of specialist committees are to be determined by the Chair of the relevant committee in consultation with the College Head.

9.3        The Chair, after consulting the members of the committee present at a meeting, is to determine the procedure for the meeting of a specialist committee.

9.4        At a meeting of a specialist committee, 50% of the members constitute a quorum, or if that number is not a whole number, then the next whole number greater than the first-mentioned number.

9.5        The College Head must arrange for the provision of secretariat and other support to each specialist committee of the ANU College.

10     Repeal

10.1      The ANU College Governance Rules (No.2) 2010, as amended and in force immediately before the commencement of these Rules, are repealed.

 

 

 

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