Faculty Committees

Dean's Executive Committee

Membership:
Dean (Chair) Professor Duncan Ivison
Head of School - SLC Associate Professor Yixu Lu
Acting Head of School - SLAM Professor Vanessa Smith
Acting Head of School - SOPHI Associate €‹Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice
Head of School - SSPS Professor Simon Tormey
Head of School - Economics Professor Colm Harmon
Pro-Dean Academic Associate Professor Jennifer Barrett
Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning Professor Colm Harmon
Pro-Dean Research Professor Will Christie
Associate Dean PG Coursework Dr Mark Melatos
Associate Dean PG Research Associate Professor Kirsten McKenzie
Associate Dean Undergraduate Dr Melissa Hardie
Associate Director - Finance Ms Christina Yao
Director, Strategic Planning and Operations Ms Sarah Morgan

Meeting Frequency: Every two weeks

Servicing: Ms Mandy Nelson, Manager, Strategic Planning and Operations

Terms of Reference:

  • Provide the Dean with Executive advice.
  • Overview the development and implementation of the Faculty Strategic Plan.
  • Consider policy matters as referred from the Dean, Heads of School and Committees of Faculty.
  • Identify policy and practice issues and refer to Committees of Faculty as appropriate.
  • Receive reports from Associate Deans and Chairs of Committees.
  • Make recommendations to Faculty Board.

WHS DEC sub-committee

Membership:
Dean (Chair) Professor Duncan Ivison
Director Strategic Planning and Operations Ms Sarah Morgan
Head of School - SLAM Professor Annamarie Jagose
Head of School - SOPHI Professor Barbara Caine
School Administration Manage - SOPHI Ms Karen Walker
Manager, Strategic Planning and Operations Ms Mandy Nelson
WHS Adviser Ms Maria Nicolaou

*2yr appointment in the first instance, appointment set to end December 2014

Meeting Frequency: Once a quarter or as required

Servicing: Ms Zoe Morrison, Administration Officer, Strategic Planning and Operations

Terms of Reference:

  • To ensure a well documented system is in place for identifying, reporting and responding in a timely manner to all actual and potential WHS hazards.
  • To eliminate or minimise health and safety risks by ensuring appropriate resources are available and processes are in place.
  • To ensure that the Faculty’s WHS framework is consistent and aligned with the University's broader strategic planning processes.
  • To promote awareness and to ensure a proactive approach to WHS management across the Faculty.
  • To review the Faculty’s WHS policy and procedural framework to ensure it meets the Faculty’s current and emerging needs.
  • Report to DEC on WHS issues and hazards
  • Promote best practice by developing and implementing WHS procedures consistent with University guidelines.

Administration Committee

Chair: Ms Sarah Morgan, Director, Strategic Planning and Operations

Meeting Frequency: Fortnightly

Servicing: Ms Zoe Morrison, Administration Officer, Strategic Planning and Operations

Terms of Reference:

  • Implement the strategic priorities of the Dean’s Executive Committee and align its activities and outputs with the Faculty Strategic Plan and academic mission, and engage with broader University initiatives.
  • Receive a monthly report on IS projects and activities (exact nature of IS governance to be determined).
  • Report regularly to DEC on the progress of the Administration Committee and IS projects and advise on related policy and operational issues.
  • Keep the appropriateness of the Faculty’s administrative structure, processes and resourcing under review and identify and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Oversee the development of online processes and central information stores.
  • Develop and make recommendations pertaining to Faculty internal communication and collaborative strategies.
  • Oversee substantial and/or relevant Faculty infrastructure projects including, but not limited to, refurbishments, space planning and office moves.
  • Develop local provisions to ensure a best practice, client focused culture in the Faculty that serves the needs of all staff and students.
  • Consider issues related to Human Resources.
  • Oversee the development of contingency plans to mitigate risk and consider WHS when planning and implementing projects.
Membership:
Director Strategic Planning and Operations (Chair)  Ms Sarah Morgan 
Manager, Strategic Planning and Operations Ms Mandy Nelson
SLAM School Administration Manager Ms Elizabeth Connor
SLC and SSPS School Administration Manager Mr Drasko Mitrikeski
SOPHI School Administration Manager Ms Karen Walker
Economics School Administration Manager Ms Suzanne Busby
Director, Course Delivery and Student Services Ms Jane Thompson
Web and Information Systems Manager Mr Abed Kassis
 Faculty Research Manager Ms Ruth Graham
 Alumni Relations Officer Ms Kate Macfarlane (as required)
 HR Advisor Ms Sabina Rubens (as required)
 IT Manager (ICT) Mr Philip Cross (as required)
 Director, Marketing and International Relations Ms Julia Ossino (as required)


Finance Committee

Chair: Professor Duncan Ivison

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Servicing: Faculty Office (Associate Director of Finance)

Terms of Reference:

  • Advise the Dean and Heads of School on the management of Faculty and School budgets.
  • Evaluate the resource implications of proposals forwarded by Committees.
  • Conduct compliance activities.
Membership:
Dean (Chair) Professor Duncan Ivison
Pro-Dean Academic Associate Professor Jennifer Barrett
Head of School - SLC Professor Yixu Lu
Head of School - SLAM Professor Annamarie Jagose
Head of School - SOPHI Professor Barbara Caine
Head of School - SSPS Professor Simon Tormey
Head of School - Economics Professor Colm Harmon
Director, Strategic Planning and Operations Ms Sarah Morgan
Finance Director Mr Mark Molloy
Associate Director Finance (Acting) Ms Christina Yao
Faculty Accountant Vacant
SLC Finance Manager Vacant
SLAM Finance Manager Mr Jay Chandra
SOPHI Finance Manager Mr Cam Pham
SSPS Finance Manager Ms Magda Ghali
Economics Finance Manager Ms Angela Collins


Library Committee

Chair: Dr Francesco Borghesi

Meeting Frequency: Generally twice per semester

Servicing: Faculty Research Manager

Terms of Reference:

  • Receive direction from the Research Committee in matters related to Library resources that support the teaching and Research requirements in the Faculty
  • In consultation with the Faculty provide feedback to the library regarding resources and services.
  • Verify and oversee the annual distribution of funds from the Faculty of Arts monograph budget to departments and programs
  • Advise on the Library’s serial allocation to the Faculty.
  • Ensure the Committee aligns its activities with the Faculty Strategic Plan
  • Report regularly to DEC on progress and advise on related policy and operational issues
Membership:
University Librarian of nominees: Ms Irene Rossendell; Ms Libby O’Reilly
Representative from Library Arts service: Dr Marian De Saxe
SLAM Representatives (2) Dr Amanda Card; Dr Victoria Burrows
SOPHI Representative (2) Dr Robert Cowan; Dr Cindy McCreery
SLC Representatives (2)
Dr Lucia Sorbera; Dr Sonia Wilson
SSPS Representatives (2)
Dr Anna Boucher; Dr Beatriz Carrillo Garcia
Economics Representatives (1) Dr Stella Huangfu


Postgraduate Coursework Committee

Chair: Dr Mark Melatos

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Servicing: Faculty Office - Manager Curriculum Support and Scholarships (Kristian Adamson)

Terms of Reference:

  • Maintain oversight of, and shape policies and strategie relating to Postgraduate curriculum, including, where appropriate, curriculum reform.
  • Consider the academic merit of proposals for new and amended units of study and ensure their consistency with University and Faculty policy.
  • Consider curriculum initiatives, such as proposals for new and amended coursework programs, ensure these are consistent with the Strategic Plan and that resource implications are fully costed.
  • Maintain, where possible, a strong link between Postgraduate Coursework programs and the Faculty's broader Postgraduate Research culture.
  • Implement and assist in developing current and future Faculty Strategic Plans, including:
    + monitoring trends in and market demand for Postgraduate Coursework offerings, their links to industry and other relevant external connections (Strategic Plan LT3.1)
    + developing a 5 year plan for Postgraduate Coursework programs with a review of their impact on resources, academic and administrative staff requirements, and facilities and services for international students. (Strategic Plan CA1.3)
    + liaising with Teaching and Learning A/Deans (Strategic Plan CA3.2)
    + developing strategies to enhance the student experience (Strategic Plan SE4).
  • Report regularly to DEC on progress and advise on related policy and operational issues.
  • Members of the Committee report regularly on Committee business and policies to the School that they represent and bring to the Committee's attention any School issues.
Membership:
Associate Dean PG Coursework (Chair)  Dr Mark Melatos
Director Course Deliver and Student Services Ms Jane Thompson
SLC Postgraduate Curriculum Coordinator
Dr Ali Aldahesh
SLAM Postgraduate Curriculum Coordinator Assoc Professor Daniel Anlezark
SOPHI Postgraduate Curriculum Coordinator Dr Anthea Taylor
SSPS Postgraduate Curriculum Coordinator Assoc Prof Gaby Ramia
Economics Postgraduate Curriculum Coordinator Dr Pablo Guillen Alvarez
Postgraduate Coursework students (2) Ms Penny Gerstle; Vacant
Library Representative Ms Karen Chilcott


Postgraduate Research Committee

Chair: Associate Professor Rodney Smith

Meeting Frequency: Monthly February – November inclusive

Servicing: Faculty Office - Postgraduate Research Manager (Anne McMillan)

Terms of Reference:

  • Maintain oversight of all policies relating to Postgraduate Research candidature.
  • Assess recommendations of Examiners for completions of Research Degrees.
  • Ensure procedures and practices are in place to promote excellence and best practice
    in Postgraduate Research supervision and mentoring (Strategic Plan R2)
  • Identify and develop opportunities to better integrate Postgraduate Research students into the research and teaching culture of the Faculty including induction, training and ongoing support.
  • Collaborate with PGARC Director to ensure the PGARC resource meets the needs of its research students.
  • Ensure Faculty representation on relevant Academic Board Committees as required.
  • Ensure the Committee aligns its activities with the Faculty Strategic Plan.
  • Report regularly to DEC on progress and advise on related policy and operational issues.
  • Members of the Committee report regularly on Committee business and policies to the School they represent and bring to the Committee's attention any School issues.
Membership:
Associate Dean PG Research (Chair) Associate Professor Rodney Smith
PGARC Director Dr Laura Ginters
Postgraduate Research Manager Ms Anne McMillan
SLC Representatives (2) Dr Matthew Stavros; Dr Antonia Rubino
SLAM Representatives (2) Dr Richard Stanton
SOPHI Representatives (2) Vacant;  Dr Kristie Miller
SSPS Representatives  (2) Vacant; Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott
Economics Representative  (1) Dr Stephen Whelan
Library Representative Ms Karen Chilcott
Postgraduate Research Student representative Mr Bradley Wells


Research Committee

Chair: Professor Will Christie

Meeting Frequency: Monthly from February to November

Servicing: Faculty Research Manager

Terms of Reference:

  • Identify and articulate the Faculty’s current and emerging research strengths and their desired strategic development
  • Develop strategies to improve the Faculty’s research funding base
  • Report regularly to DEC on progress and advise on related policy and operational issues
  • Make recommendations to DEC about initiatives to improve research performance
  • Ensure the Committee aligns its activities with the Faculty Strategic Plan
  • Develop and initiate opportunities for staff to increase high quality research output
  • Assess applications to faculty research support schemes (eg: SSP, FRSS, FACRS)
  • Conduct ongoing reviews of faculty research support schemes to ensure that their outcomes support the research objectives of the faculty [Strat Plan 15.2]
  • Develop mechanisms for communicating Faculty research funding objectives and priorities to all staff [Strategic Plan 16.1]
  • Develop processes for the more strategic management of the ERA process and FoR codes [Strategic Plan 15]
  • Advise on strategies to better manage and integrate research planning and evaluation for all staff [Strategic Plan 14.2]
  • Advise on strategies to better collect, analyse and communicate research data, information and performance [Strategic Plan 14.1]
  • Develop varied initiatives to activate mentoring relationships for all staff [Strat Plan 14.3 & 14.4]
  • Ensure Faculty representation on relevant central University Committees as required
  • Members of the committee report regularly on committee business and policies to the School that they represent and bring to the Committee’s attention any School issues.
Membership:
Pro Dean Research (Chair)  Professor Will Christie
Faculty Director of Research Development (Arts) Professor Margaret Harris
Faculty Director of Research Development (Soc Sc) Professor Graeme Gill
SLC Representative Dr Francesco Borghesi
SLAM Representative Professor Robert Dixon
SOPHI Representative Professor Peter Wilson
SSPS Representative Professor Mike Michael
Economics Representative Professor Robert Slonmin


Student Advisory Committee

Chair: Professor Duncan Ivison

Meeting Frequency: Twice per Semester

Servicing: Faculty Office

Terms of Reference:

  • Provide advice on issues of interest and concern relating to students in the Faculty.
  • Receive advice from the Dean regarding developments in the Faculty relating to students.
  • Provide timely input on the development and appraisal of new initiatives.
  • Ensure effective liaison with the Student Support Unit of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Network.
  • Identify opportunities to build and develop the relationship between students and staff in the Faculty.
Membership:
Dean (Chair) Professor Duncan Ivison
Director, Strategic Planning and Operations Ms Sarah Morgan
Director Student Support Programs Dr Rebecca Johinke
Faculty Student Representatives Mr Joshua Sprake, Mr Thomas Lee, Mr Robby Magyar and Mr Bradley Wells


Teaching and Learning Committee

Chair: Associate Professor James Curran, Deputy Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning


Meeting Frequency: Quarterly

Servicing: Executive Officer, Teaching and Learning

Terms of Reference:

  • Initiate, develop, monitor and review policies, procedures and guidelines relating to teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation in the Faculty (Strategic Plan LT2).
  • Respond to evidence about teaching and learning performance within the Faculty as relevant data becomes available, and contribute to the task of identifying priorities, needs and plans for improvement.
  • Administer and review schemes designed to support improvements in teaching quality and the learning experience (Strategic Plan LT2).
  • Develop the Faculty Teaching and Learning Plan and prepare related submissions.
  • Ensure Faculty representation on relevant central University Committees as required.
  • Ensure the Committee aligns its activities with the Faculty Strategic Plan.
  • Report regularly to DEC on progress and advise on related policy and operational issues.
  • Members of the Committee report regularly on Committee business and policies to the School that they represent and bring to the Committee's attention any School issues.
Membership:
Deputy Pro Dean Teaching and Learning (Chair) Associate Professor James Curran
Pro-Dean Academic Associate Professor Jennifer Barrett
Associate Dean PG Coursework Dr Mark Melatos
Associate Dean Undergraduate Dr Melissa Hardie
Head of School , Economics and Pro Dean, Teaching and Learning Professor Colm Harmon
Head of School, SLC Associate Professor Yixu Lu
Head of School, SLAM Professor Vanessa Smith
Head of School, SOPHI Associate Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice
Head of School, SSPS Professor Simon Tormey
Manager, Academic Programs Ms Ainslie Bulmer
Executive Officer Maegan Baker


Undergraduate Committee

Chair:Dr Melissa Hardie

Meeting Frequency: To be determined by the committee

Servicing: Faculty Office – Manager Curriculum Support and Scholarships (Kristian Adamson)

Terms of Reference:

The Undergraduate Committee considers new or amended undergraduate units of study, new undergraduate award programs, variations to existing undergraduate award programs and policy issues pertaining to undergraduate matters.

Terms of Reference:

  • Maintain oversight of all policies relating to both the undergraduate curriculum and undergraduate candidatures.
  • Propose and develop policies relating to undergraduate curriculum and candidature ensuring coherence with postgraduate coursework policies where relevant.
  • Consider the academic merit of proposals for new and amended degree programs, in conjunction with and as directed by the Dean’s Executive Committee, including combined degrees involving other Faculties, against any Faculty guidelines or plan, and including oversight of appropriate timelines as agreed between Chairs of UGC, PGRC, PGCWC, Honours Committee and Faculty Executive Director.
  • Consider the academic merit of proposals for new subject areas and majors, new and amended units of study and other curriculum initiatives, including cross listings, against any Faculty guidelines or plan.
  • Ensure that consultation and collaboration occurs between departments and across Schools, in the development of new subject areas and majors, new units of study and other curriculum initiatives.
  • Develop initiatives in conjunction with T&L, to ensure best practice behaviour in relation to the development and use of Unit of Study outlines.
  • Contribute to curriculum reviews to be undertaken at least every five years by Departments, as directed by the Dean’s Executive Committee.
  • Initiate developments in areas of potential growth or need
  • Ensure Faculty representation on relevant central University Committees as required and Academic Board Undergraduate Studies Committee, including bringing to that Committee’s attention matters of concern to this Faculty, and ensuring that Academic Board policies and initiatives on undergraduate matters are translated into Faculty policy and procedures
  • Ensure the Committee aligns its activities with the Faculty Strategic Plan
  • Report regularly to DEC on progress and advise on related policy and operational issues
  • Members of the committee report regularly on committee business and policies to the School that they represent and bring to the Committee’s attention any School issues.
Membership:
Associate Dean Undergraduate (Chair)
Dr Melissa Hardie
Director Course Delivery and Student Services Ms Jane Thompson
SLC Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator: Professor Peter Morgan
SLAM Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator: Dr Louise Marshall
SOPHI Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator: Dr Anne Rogerson
SSPS Undergraduate Curriculum Representative: Dr Greg Martin
Economics Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator: Associate Professor Graham White
Representative of the Library: Ms Rena McGrogan
Two UG student members: Emily May; Thomas Gardner