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 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

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy & Services (Chair)

Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM

Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Life

Professor Wai Fong Chua AM (Acting)

Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research

Professor Jakelin Troy

Chief Human Resources Officer (or nominee)

Sarah Abbott (nominee)

Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence

Dr Gabrielle Russell (Acting)

Director, Operational Reform, Office of the DVC ISS

Douglas Josif

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

 

Associate Professor Alison Purcell

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services
Faculty of Health Sciences

 

Professor Juanita Sherwood

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services
Faculty of Medicine and Health

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

 

TBA

Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

 

Dr Jacqueline Mowbray

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

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

Professor Joel Negin

Head of School, School of Public Health

 

Professor Debra Hayes

Head of School, Sydney School of Education and Social Work

 

Professor Anna Reid

Hed of School and Dean, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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)

Vacant

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

Manager, Indigenous Employment and Cultural Diversity

Jeremy Heathcote

Manager, Indigenous Student Recruitment, Global Student Recruitment and Mobility

Sarina Solar

Coordinator, Student Support Services Eva Tu’uhetoka

Any others as determined by the Chair when necessary

 


Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings

Agenda items due

Agenda distributed

Meeting date

Thursday 31 January 2019

Monday 4 February 2019

Monday 11 February 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 28 February 2019

Monday 4 March 2019

Monday 11 March 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 28 March 2019

Monday 1 April 2019

Monday 8 April 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 2 May 2019

Monday 6 May 2019

Monday 13 May 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 6 June 2019

Monday 10 June 2019

Monday 17 June 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 27 June 2019

Monday 1 July 2019

Monday 8 July 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 1 August 2019

Monday 5 August 2019

Monday 12 August 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 29 August 2019

Monday 2 September 2019

Monday 9 September 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 3 October 2019

Monday 7 October 2019

Monday 14 October 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 31 October 2019

Monday 4 November 2019

Monday 11 November 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm

Thursday 28 November 2019

Monday 2 December 2019

Monday 9 December 2019

10.30am - 12.30pm


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.