Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee

The University Executive (UE) Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee will develop strategies, policies and procedures and co-ordinate activity across the University to implement, monitor and refine the integrated Indigenous Participation, Engagement, Education and Research Strategy.


Terms of Reference
Composition and membership
Meeting dates and submission deadlines
Committee contact
Meeting papers

Terms of Reference

The purpose of UE Committees is to:

  1. Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of University strategy;
  2. Review operational matters and consider business-as-usual matters;
  3. Consider planning and prioritisation proposals within the portfolio;
  4. Monitor performance against domain KPIs; and
  5. Be a conduit for institutional discussion and faculty discussions in the domain.

The UE Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee will:

1. Contribute to the ongoing development of the University’s efforts to contribute to domestic and international efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement.

2. Monitor and advise the University Executive annually on the implementation of the University’s Integrated Strategy on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Research and Engagement including:

  • Faculty and PSU level of implementation planning
  • the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Fund
  • the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Merit Appointment Scheme
  • other key initiatives identified annually.

3. Monitor and report regularly to the University Executive on the University’s performance against key targets, indicators and objectives in the Strategy and advise the University Executive on approaches to improve performance including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student’s participation, success and completion rates
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff numbers, classification, their distribution and career trajectories
  • Research performance related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students support services and facilities
  • Relationships with local and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Indigenous communities more broadly.

4. Oversee management of risk within the Indigenous strategy and services portfolio to ensure risks are managed within the University’s agreed appetite and tolerance levels, and escalate to the University Executive those risks that are outside of the Committee’s remit to resolve.

The UE Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee has the authority to:

  1. Make decisions on matters within the Indigenous Strategy and Services portfolio, following the strategic direction agreed to by the University Executive;
  2. Make recommendations on financial allocation to the limit of the DVC (ISS) delegation, on proposals formally supported by the BRT process.

Relationship with University Executive:

  1. The UE Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee will refer matters to the University Executive only if the matters have an impact on the responsibility of the other UE Committees, or the Chair considers the decision is of strategic importance;
  2. The UE Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee will refer financial decisions to the University Executive above the (ISS) delegation; and
  3. The UE Indigenous Strategy and Services Committee will report to the University Executive after each meeting.

Committee members have the responsibility to:

  1. Harness energy and lead activity within this portfolio domain; within Faculties and within University Schools;
  2. Contribute the perspectives of their Faculties and University Schools to the Committee;
  3. Feed back to other UE Committees of which they are members, the decisions and discussion of the Committee; and
  4. Feed back to Faculties and University Schools the decisions and discussions of the Committee.


The Committee's full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.


Composition and membership

Position

Member

Members

 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy & Services

Professor Juanita Sherwood (Acting)

Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research

Professor Jakelin Troy

Chief Human Resources Officer

Sarah Abbott (nominee)

Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence

Dr Donna Hartz (Acting)

Director, Operational Reform, Office of the DVC ISS

Douglas Josif

Director, Student Support Services

Jordi Austin

6 Faculty Associate Deans (Indigenous)*

Associate Professor Catriona Elder

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

 

Associate Professor Juliette Overland

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, The University of Sydney Business School

 

Dr Petr Matous

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

 

Associate Professor Jaime Gongora

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, Faculty of Science

 

Professor Michelle Lincoln

Deputy Dean, Strategy and Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services
Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Professor Arthur Conigrave

Dean
The
University of Sydney Medical School

 

Associate Professor Heather McKenzie

Sydney School of Nursing & Midwifery 

 

Professor Paul Groundwater

Faculty of Pharmacy

 

Cathryn Forsyth

Faculty of Dentistry

3 University School Associate Deans (Indigenous)

Professor Michael Tawa

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

 

Dr Clint Bracknell

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

 

Dr Nicole Watson

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, The University of Sydney Law School

3 Heads of School (minimum 1 from a University school)

Professor Fran Waugh

Acting Head of School and Dean, The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work

 

Associate Professor Joel Negin

Head of School, School of Public Health

 

Professor Joellen Riley

Head of School and Dean, The University of Sydney Law School

Student representative(s)

Cathryn Eatock

Indigenous Officer, SUPRA

Jackson Newell

Indigenous Officer, SRC 

Attendees

 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education (or nominee)

Dr Bronwyn James (nominee)

Head of Academic Enrichment

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (or nominee)

Dr Andrew Black (nominee)

Director, Research Development & Collaboration

Director, Marketing and Communications (or nominee)

Charlotte Grant (nominee)

University Marketing Communications Specialist

Director, Poche Centre

Boe Rambildini

Head, Widening Participation

Mary Teague

Executive Officer, Office of the DVC ISS

Donna Bridges

Research Associate, Office of the DVC ISS Jessica Blain

Senior Project Officer, Strategic Management of the DVC ISS

Kim Gates

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support Coordinator, Student Support Services

Tanya Griffiths

Manager, Indigenous Employment and Cultural Diversity

Jeremy Heathcote

Research Project Manager, Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Brian Marshall

Senior Lecturer, Department of English

Dr Peter Minter

Manager, Indigenous Student Recruitment, Global Student Recruitment and Mobility

Sarina Solar

Coordinator, Student Support Services Eva Tu’uhetoka

Project Manager, Office of the DVC (ISS)

Laura Minchella

Any others as determined by the Chair when necessary.

 


*Until the implementation date of the new Faculty of Medicine and Health, wherever a Committee Terms of Reference refers to 6 Faculty Deans, Associate Deans, or Faculty General Managers, it shall be taken to mean those positions in: FASS, Business, Engineering and IT, Science, Health Sciences, Sydney Medical School, Sydney Nursing School, Pharmacy, and Dentistry.


2018 Meeting dates and submission timelines

Meeting dates for 2018

Agenda Papers Deadline

Agenda Papers Distributed

Meeting Date

 Thursday 8 February 2018

 Monday 12 February 2018

 Monday 19 February 2018

 Thursday 12 April 2018

 Monday 16 April 2018

 Monday 23 April 2018

 Tuesday 12 June 2018

 Thursday 14 June 2018

 Thursday 21 June 2018

 Thursday 26 July 2018

 Monday 30 July 2018

 Monday 6 August 2018

 Thursday 4 October 2018

 Monday 8 October 2018

 Monday 15 October 2018

 Thursday 22 November 2018

 Monday 26 November 2018

 Monday 3 December 2018


Committee contact

Committee Officer, University Secretariat
Sarah Hepworth
T +61 2 9114 1468
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Meeting papers

Meeting papers are available on the secure UE Indigenous Committee SharePoint site.