University Executive

The University Executive (UE) makes recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor in the exercise of his delegated authority for University-wide planning, decision-making and oversight. It reports to Senate on the prosecution and management of initiatives under the University’s strategic plan, and on the academic and financial health of the University.


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

Terms of Reference

The University Executive will:

  1. Make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor in the exercise of his delegated authority for University-wide decision making and management oversight for the institution
  2. Identify emerging opportunities and assess fit with University strategy
  3. Protect and enhance the position and reputation of the University
  4. Oversee the initiatives of the University’s strategic plan
  5. Report to Senate on the financial and academic viability and sustainability of the University, including review the University’s budget prior to its presentation for Senate approval
  6. Oversee performance monitoring and improvement, regulatory compliance and quality assurance processes
  7. Oversee the University’s curriculum, teaching, research and research training, in conjunction with the Academic Board
  8. Maintain oversight of the University’s compliance with WH&S legislation, policies and procedures
  9. Oversee the University’s risk management framework including:
    a. Agreement and ongoing review of the University’s Risk Appetite and Tolerance statement
    b. Ongoing review of the institutional risk register to ensure appropriate management of risk, and
    c. Reviewing and determining appropriate mitigation strategies for escalated risks from other portfolios
  10. Oversee the University’s human resources management and capability planning across human resources, digital and physical portfolios
  11. Oversee the University infrastructure investment:
    a. endorse the business cases for investment, and
    b. endorse annual capital prioritisation for infrastructure and technology
  12. Oversee, in conjunction with the Academic Board, the programs of faculty reviews conducted jointly by the University Executive and the Academic Board
  13. Note the decisions made by University Executive Committees and review and approve any matters referred by University Executive committees regarding policies, procedures, programs and initiatives
  14. Ensure the effective communication of University Executive decisions to university leaders and the broader university community.


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


Templates

The current templates for submission are available below:
Deliberation (Framing) Template
Decision Template

Composition and membership

Composition

 Member

Vice-Chancellor and Principal (Chair)

Dr Michael Spence AC

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Stephen Garton

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Philippa Pattison AO

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy & Services)

Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver AM

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Duncan Ivison

Chair, Academic Board

Associate Professor Anthony Masters

Vice-Principal (Advancement)

Rosalind Ogilvie

Vice-Principal (External Relations)

Tania Rhodes-Taylor

Vice-Principal (Operations)

Stephen Phillips

Vice-Principal (Strategy)

Rebecca Murray

Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences

Professor Annamarie Jagose

Dean, University of Sydney Business School

Professor Greg Whitwell

Dean, Faculty of Engineering & IT

Professor Willy Zwaenepoel

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Professor Kathy Refshauge

Dean, Faculty of Science

Professor Iain Young

Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Health

Professor Robyn Ward AM

Chief of Staff

Kirsten Andrews

Attendees

 

General Counsel

Richard Fisher

Secretary to Senate

David Pacey

Head of Internal Communications

Sarah Liebetrau

Executive Officer

Alyssa White

Other attendees to be determined by the Chair as required

 


Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings

 Agenda items due

Agenda distribution

Meeting date

Meeting Format

Tuesday 29 January 2019 

Friday 1 February 2019

Thursday 7 February 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 February 2019

SET/UE/Leadership Retreat

 Tuesday 12 February 2019

Friday 15 February 2019

Thursday 21 February 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 19 February 2019

Friday 22 February 2019

Thursday 28 February 2019

11am – 12pm

Decision

 Tuesday 26 February 2019

Friday 1 March 2019

Thursday 7 March 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 5 March 2019

Friday 8 March 2019

Thursday 14 March 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 12 March 2019

Friday 15 March 2019

Thursday 21 March 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 19 March 2019

Friday 22 March 2019

Thursday 28 March 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 26 March 2019

Friday 29 March 2019

Thursday 4 April 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 2 April 2019

Friday 5 April 2019

Thursday 11 April 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 9 April 2019

Friday 12 April 2019

Thursday 18 April 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 16 April 2019

Friday 19 April 2019

Thursday 26 April 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 23 April 2019

Friday 26 April 2019

Thursday 2 May 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

Tuesday 30 April 2019 

Friday 3 May 2019

Thursday 9 May 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 7 May 2019

Friday 10 May 2019

Thursday 16 May 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 14 May 2019

Friday 17 May 2019

Thursday 23 May 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

Thursday 30 May 2019

SET/UE/Leadership Retreat

 Tuesday 28 May 2019

Friday 31 May 2019

Thursday 6 June 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 4 June 2019

Friday 7 June 2019

Thursday 13 June 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 11 June 2019

Friday 14 June 2019

Thursday 20 June 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 18 June 2019

Friday 21 June 2019

Thursday 27 June 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 25 June 2019

Friday 28 June 2019

Thursday 4 July 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 2 July 2019

Friday 5 July 2019

Thursday 11 July 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 9 July 2019

Friday 12 July 2019

Thursday 18 July 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 16 July 2019

Friday 19 July 2019

Thursday 25 July 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 23 July 2019

Friday 26 July  019

Thursday 1 August 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 August 2019

SET/UE/Leadership Retreat

 Tuesday 30 July 2019

Friday 2 August 2019

Thursday 8 August 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 6 August 2019

Friday 9 August  2019

Thursday 15 August 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 13 August 2019

Friday 16 August 2019

Thursday 22 August 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

Tuesday 20 August 2019 

 Friday 23 August 2019

 Thursday 29 August 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 

Tuesday 27 August 2019 

Friday 30 August 2019

Thursday 5 September 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 3 September 2019

Friday 6 September 2019

Thursday 12 September 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 10 September 2019

Friday 13 September 2019

Thursday 19 September 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 17 September 2019

Friday 20 September 2019

Thursday 26 September 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 24 September 2019

Friday 27 September 2019

Thursday 3 October 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 1 October 2019

Friday 4 October 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 8 October 2019

Friday 11 October 2019

Thursday 17 October 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 15 October 2019

Friday 18 October 2019

Thursday 24 October 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

Thursday 31 October 2019

SET/UE/Leadership Retreat

 Tuesday 29 October 2019

Friday 1 November 2019

Thursday 7 November 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 5 October 2019

Friday 8 November 2019

Thursday 14 November 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 12 November 2019

Friday 15 November 2019

Thursday 21 November 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 19 November 2019

Friday 22 November 2019

Thursday 28 November 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

 Tuesday 26 November 2019

Friday 29 November 2019

Thursday 5 December 2019

9.30am – 10.30am

Decision

 Tuesday 3 December 2019

Friday 6 December 2019

Thursday 12 December 2019

9.30am – 12pm

Framing

Committee contact

Executive Officer to University Executive
Alyssa White
T +61 2 8627 6905
E alyssa.white@sydney.edu.au

Meeting papers

Current meeting papers are available on Diligent.

Historical papers are available are UE SharePoint site.