Constitutions of faculties, colleges and boards of study

As at 1 January 2017

The constitutions of the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and the Sydney College of the Arts are set out below.

The composition of all other faculties and University Schools is provided by the University of Sydney (Governance of Faculties and University Schools) Rule 2016.

 

Faculty of Dentistry

1.
The Faculty of Dentistry shall comprise the following persons:
1.1
the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry;
1.2
the Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, and Associate Lecturers being full-time members of the teaching staff in the Faculty of Dentistry;
1.3
the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine;
1.4
the Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers and Associate Lecturers being fractional members of the teaching staff of half-time (0.5) or greater;
1.5
two members of the part-time academic staff at 0.4 and below, elected by and from the part-time academic staff of the Faculty appointed at 0.4 and below;
1.6
full-time members of the research staff of the disciplines of the Faculty of Dentistry and of the Institute of Dental Research who hold appointments of research fellow and above;
1.7
persons upon whom the title of Clinical Professor, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Lecturer or Adjunct Lecturer has been conferred in accordance with the resolutions of the Academic Board;
1.8
not more than five students elected in the manner prescribed by resolution of the Senate;
1.9
The President of the Sydney University Dental Undergraduates’ Association, provided the President is enrolled as a candidate for a degree or diploma in the Faculty of Dentistry.
1.10
the President of the Oral Health Foundation within the University of Sydney;
1.11
the Area Clinical Director, Westmead Centre for Oral Health, the General Manager, Westmead Centre for Oral Health;
1.12
the Area Clinical Director, Oral Health (Eastern Zone), Sydney South Western Area Health Service and the Clinical Manager, Sydney Dental Hospital;
1.13
the Director of the Institute of Dental Research;
1.14
the Chief Dental Officer of New South Wales;
1.15
one nominee of each of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the Australian Dental Association (New South Wales Branch);
1.16
such other persons as may be appointed by the Faculty on the nomination of the Dean, for such period as determined by the Faculty;
1.17
such other persons as may be appointed by the Faculty as Honorary Members of Faculty on the nomination of the Dean, for such period as determined by the Faculty, in accordance with resolutions adopted by the Faculty at its meeting on 10 November 1995;
1.18
the President of the Dental Therapy Association and Dental Hygienists Association (New South Wales Branch);
1.19
the President of the Dental Alumni Society of the University of Sydney;
1.20
the Chairperson, Committee for Continuing Education in Dentistry;
1.21
former members of the Faculty upon whom the University has conferred the title of Emeritus Professor; and
1.22
Fellows of the University who were prior members of the Faculty of Dentistry.
2.
The election of members pursuant to section 1.5 shall be held at the last meeting of the Faculty in each alternate year and the members so elected shall hold office from 1 January of the year following their election until the next election but conterminously with their membership of the part-time teaching staff.
3.
Election of Honorary members of faculty (section 1.16)
3.1
Honorary members will be elected to the Faculty on the basis of conspicuous involvement in one or more of the following:
3.1.1
support of the interested and welfare of the Faculty or of a particular part of the Faculty's activities;
3.1.2
promotion of the academic purposes of the Faculty or facilitating these purposes ion any particular activity of the Faculty;
3.1.3
fostering the links between the Faculty and other institutions within and outside Australia;
3.1.4
representation of the Faculty's needs for resources for its growth and diversification and supply of such resources;
3.1.5
any other activity deemed appropriate by the Faculty.
4.
Nominations for consideration by the Faculty's Advisory Committee on Selection of Candidates for Honorary Members of the Faculty are invited annually. Nominations may be made by any member of the Faculty and must include a clear statement on the nominee's attainment, position and relationship to the Faculty with particular reference to the criteria outlines above.
5.
The number of persons who may be elected each year shall be no more that four.

 

Faculty of Medicine

1.
The Faculty of Medicine shall comprise the following persons:
1.1
the Dean of the Faculty;
1.2
associate lecturers, being full-time members of the teaching staff in the following Schools and Units:
1.2.1
Central Clinical School;
1.2.2
Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School;
1.2.3
Concord Clinical School;
1.2.4
Nepean Clinical School;
1.2.5
Northern Clinical School;
1.2.6
Office of Medical Education;
1.2.7
School of Medical Sciences;
1.2.8
School of Public Health;
1.2.9
School of Rural Health;
1.2.10
Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School;
1.2.11
Westmead Clinical School; and
1.2.12
Workforce Education and Development Group.
1.3
the professors, readers, associate professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, and associate lecturers, being fractional members of the teaching staff of half-time or greater of the Schools and Units included in section 1.2;
1.4
the Higher Education Officers Level 8 and above of the Faculty;
1.5
persons upon whom the University has conferred the title of professor, reader, associate professor, senior lecturer, lecturer or associate lecturer and who are members of the Schools and Units included in section 1.2 or of those external research institutes/units formally affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine;
1.6
persons upon whom the University has conferred the title of visiting professor and who are members of the Schools and Units included in section 1.2;
1.7
persons upon whom the University has conferred the title of adjunct associate lecturer, adjunct lecturer, adjunct senior lecturer, adjunct associate professor and adjunct professor; and who are members of the Schools and Units included in section 1.2;
1.8
persons upon whom the University has conferred the title of clinical professor, clinical associate professor, clinical senior lecturer, clinical lecturer or clinical associate lecturer; and who are members of the Schools and Units included in section 1.2;
1.9
the Director of the Electron Microscope Unit;
1.10
full-time members of the research staff of the Schools and Units included in section 1.2 holding University appointments of research fellow and above;
1.11
persons upon whom the University has conferred the title of research fellow, senior research fellow, principal research fellow and senior principal research fellow and who are members of the Schools and Units included in section 1.2 and of those external research institutes/units formally affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine;
1.12
the deans of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, Science and Veterinary Science and of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the professors in the Faculties of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery and Pharmacy;
1.13
the Director General of the NSW Health Department and the Chief Health Officer of New South Wales;
1.14
the Chair of the Governing Council and the Chief Executive or nominee of the following NSW Local Health Networks: Far West, Nepean Blue Mountains, Northern NSW, Northern Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Sydney, Western NSW, Western Sydney;
1.15
the Chair of the Governing Council and the Chief Executive or nominee of the Sydney Children's Hospital Network;
1.16
former members of the Faculty upon whom the University has conferred the title of emeritus professor;
1.17
persons upon whom the University has conferred Honorary degrees in the faculty;
1.18
the President of the Sydney Medical School Foundation and the President of the Medical Alumni Association;
1.19
medically qualified Fellows of Senate;
1.20
not more than six students elected in the manner prescribed by resolution of the Senate;
1.21
such other persons as may be appointed by the Faculty on the nomination of the Dean.
2.
A person appointed pursuant to section 1.21 shall be appointed for a period of two years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
3.
The Faculty may elect persons to honorary membership of the Faculty in accordance with resolutions adopted by the Faculty at its meeting on 21 May 1992.

 

Faculty of Pharmacy

1.
The Faculty of Pharmacy shall comprise the following persons:
1.1
the professors, readers, associate professors, senior lecturers, lecturers and associate lecturers being full-time or fractional (50 per cent full-time equivalent or greater), continuing or fixed term members of the academic staff in the Faculty of Pharmacy;
1.2
the Dean or a nominee of the Dean of each of the Faculties of Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, and Science;
1.3
the head or a nominee of the head of each of the departments or schools teaching units of study in the courses offered by the Faculty;
1.4
the professors and associate professors, being full-time or fractional (50 per cent full-time equivalent or greater) continuing or fixed term members of the academic staff in the Department of Pharmacology;
1.5
such other persons, if any, being full-time or fractional (50 per cent full-time equivalent or greater) research staff in the Faculty of Pharmacy holding appointments of Research Fellow and above;
1.6
up to four students (two undergraduate, two postgraduate), elected in the manner prescribed by the Resolutions of Senate; and
1.7
up to three persons, being members of the general staff employed by the Faculty of Pharmacy, who, have a close and appropriate association with its work of teaching and research, to be appointed by the Dean.
2.
The members appointed under sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5, shall be members of the Faculty for so long as they retain the positions that led to their appointment as members of Faculty.
3.
The members appointed under sections 1.6 and 1.7, shall be appointed at the first meeting of Faculty in first semester each year, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and shall hold office until the first meeting of Faculty in the first semester of the following year.

 

Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

1.
The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery shall comprise the following persons:
1.1
the professors, readers, associate professors, senior lecturers, research fellows, lecturers, associate lecturers, postdoctoral and postgraduate fellows who are full-time or at least half-time members of the academic staff or who are on continuing or fixed term appointments (of at least two years);
1.2
the Dean, or a nominee of the Dean, of each of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Science;
1.3
the Faculty Manager who shall act as Faculty Secretary;
1.4
the Librarian of the Mallett Street library;
1.5
not more than five students elected in the manner prescribed by the resolutions of the Senate;
1.6
up to five other members of the nursing profession who have appropriate associations with the work of the Faculty, appointed by the Faculty on the nomination of the Dean;
1.7
up to four persons, being members of the general staff employed by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery having a close and appropriate association with the Faculty's work of teaching and research, to be appointed by the Dean.
2.
A person appointed in accordance with sections 1.6 to 1.7 shall hold office for a period of two years unless otherwise specified at the time of appointment and shall be eligible for reappointment.

 

Sydney College of the Arts Board

1.
The Sydney College of the Arts Board (hereafter called SCA Board) shall comprise the following persons:
1.1
the professors, readers, associate professors, senior lecturers, lecturers and associate lecturers who are full-time or fractional permanent or temporary members of the teaching staff of the departments placed under the supervision of the Sydney College of the Arts;
1.2
the Dean of the Sydney College of the Arts;
1.3
the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning or the Dean's nominee;
1.4
the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music or the Dean's nominee;
1.5
the Power Professor or nominee;
1.6
not more than four students elected in the manner prescribed by resolution of the Senate;
1.7
the Librarian-in-charge of the Sydney College of the Arts.
2.
A person shall cease to hold office if that person ceases to hold the qualifications in respect of which he or she was eligible to hold office.
3.
SCA Board shall encourage teaching, scholarship and research in the departments and schools that the Vice-Chancellor has determined:
3.1
shall be placed under the supervision of the Sydney College of the Arts; and
3.2
shall have the same powers and functions as are specified for faculties in the resolutions of the Senate.
4.1
SCA Board shall elect from the members referred to in sections 1.1 and 1.2, a Chairperson who shall preside at meetings of SCA Board.
4.2
The Chairperson shall hold office for a period of three years from 1 January following the election.
4.3
The election of Chairperson is to be held not later than the third Monday in October preceding the year in which the term of office is to commence.
4.4.1
If the office of Chairperson becomes vacant by death, resignation or otherwise, a successor is to be elected by SCA Board as soon as convenient after the vacancy occurs; and
4.4.2
that successor is to hold office as Chairperson for the remainder of that term.
4.5
In the event of the absence of the Chairperson through illness or any other cause, the Dean shall preside as Acting Chair.
5.1
SCA Board shall meet at least once each semester and shall be convened at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean or the Chairperson, or on the written request of any five members addressed to the Dean.
5.2
If the person previously elected or appointed to preside at meetings is absent, a member elected by the members present shall preside.
5.3
The person presiding at any meeting shall have a vote and in the case of an equality of votes a second or casting vote.

 

Board of Interdisciplinary Studies

1.
The Board of Interdisciplinary Studies shall comprise the following persons:
(a)
the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor or nominee, who will be the Chair of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies;
(b)
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education or nominee;
(c)
The deans or nominee of faculties that offer Liberal Studies degrees;
(d)
The deans or nominees of two other faculties offering majors, minors or units in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(e)
the course co-ordinator(s) of the cross-faculty degrees, diplomas and certificates administered by the Board;
(f)
the directors or their nominees of the Charles Perkins Centre, the China Studies Centre and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre;
(g)
the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education and the Head of the Open Learning Environment;
(h)
the Chair of the Non-Award Sub-Committee of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies as set out in clause 9(c);
(i)
not more than two students enrolled in those cross-faculty degrees, diplomas and certificates administered by the Board, appointed by the Academic Board on the nomination of the Chair of the Academic Board in consultation with student members of the Academic Board and the relevant student organisations; and
(j)
co-opted members appointed by resolution of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies.
2.
Members:
(a)
appointed in accordance with sections 1 (d), (i) and (j) shall hold office for a period of two years commencing on 1 January following their appointment.
(b)
shall be eligible for reappointment or re-election
(c)
shall cease to hold office if that member ceases to hold the qualifications in respect of which he or she was eligible to hold office.
3.
If a vacancy occurs in the office of a member appointed in accordance with sections 1(d), (i) and (j) the vacancy may be filled in like manner to the appointment and the person so appointed shall hold office for the balance of the term of the person being replaced.
4.
The members of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may elect a deputy chair from amongst the members appointed in accordance with section 1(b) who shall in the event of the absence or inability of the Chair to act through illness or any other cause, be deemed to be, and have the powers and duties of the Chair.
Quorum
5.
At any meeting of the Board, six members shall form a quorum.
The functions of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies
6.
The Board shall provide cross-faculty supervision of the award of the cross-faculty qualifications listed in the related Senate resolutions (Degrees, diplomas and certificates of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies) and shall:
(a)
provide academic oversight for the quality and outcomes of the teaching, curriculum, supervision, progression and assessment in the cross-faculty degrees, diplomas and certificates;
(b)
where so determined in the degree resolutions, admit to and determine candidature for the cross-faculty degrees, diplomas and certificates;
(c)
admit to candidature, appoint supervisors and examiners of candidates for those higher degrees by research listed in the related Senate resolutions;
(d)
ensure the appropriate provision of course and candidature management, student support and advice is provided through the office of the relevant faculty or academic units;
(e)
make recommendations to the Academic Board on matters relating to the cross-faculty qualifications; and
(f)
consider and report on all matters referred to it by Senate, the Academic Board, or the Vice-Chancellor.
7.
In relation to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the Board shall have the following responsibilities:
(a)
determine the degree resolutions for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Studies;
(b)
provide academic oversight for the quality and outcomes of the teaching, curriculum, supervision, progression and assessment in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies by augmenting the faculty-based supervision of their constituent academic components wherever cross-faculty consideration is required;
(c)
approve, on the advice of the relevant Faculty, the listing of units of study, majors and minors (as determined by the relevant faculty according to definitions approved by the Academic Board) available for credit in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, and make recommendations on the curriculum and course resolutions for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to the Academic Board;
(d)
approve the listing of units of study in the Open Learning Environment;
(e)
approve the units of study offered in the Open Learning Environment by the Centre for Continuing Education;
(f)
provide academic oversight for the quality and outcomes of the teaching, curriculum and assessment of units offered via the Open Learning Environment;
(g)
ensure, for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the appropriate provision of course and candidature management, student support and advice is provided through the office of the relevant faculty or academic units; and
(h)
make recommendations to the Academic Board on matters relating to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.
8.
In relation to other qualifications, the Board shall have the following responsibilities:
(a)
approve, on the advice of the relevant Faculty, the listing of units, minors and majors (as determined by the relevant faculty according to definitions approved by the Academic Board) to be made available in the shared pool for all Liberal Studies degrees as defined in the Coursework Policy;
(b)
report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on non-award courses approved by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies; and
(c)
consider and report on all matters referred to it by Senate, the Academic Board, or the Vice-Chancellor.
Sub-committees
9.
The Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may create sub-committees and delegate to those sub-committees, the authority to make recommendations to the Board in connection with certain of its functions.
(a)
There shall be a Non-Award Sub-Committee.
10.
The Non-Award Sub-Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
(a)
provide academic oversight for the quality and outcomes of the teaching, curriculum, supervision, progression and assessment in interdisciplinary non-award courses; and
(b)
report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) on the quality and strategic fit of interdisciplinary non-award courses.
11.
The Non-Award Sub-Committee shall comprise the following persons:
(a)
the Deans or their nominees of every faculty that offers interdisciplinary non-award courses; and
(b)
the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education.
(c)
The Chair, elected by the sub-committee, will serve on the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies as a representative of the sub-committee.