Senate meetings

Decisions of Senate

7 May 2012

Senate made the following non-confidential decisions at its meeting held on 7 May 2012, subject to their confirmation at the June meeting:


B

  • reappointed Jane Spring and David Turner to membership of the Building and Estates Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and reappointed Tony Sukkar and Lindsay Thomas, subject to his agreement, to membership of the Committee with immediate effect for two years.
  • approved the proposal from Board of Studies in Indigenous Studies for the amendment of the Resolutions of the Senate relating to the list of degrees, diplomas and other programs in the Board of Studies, with immediate effect.
  • endorsed the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal from the University of Sydney Business School to amend the Master of Commerce to comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework and approved the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the School, with effect from 1 January 2013.
  • endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the University of Sydney Business School to amend the Master of Professional Accounting to comply with the Australian Qualifications Framework, introduce the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and introduce the Graduate Certificate in Professional Account (exit qualification only), and approved the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the School, with effect from 1 January 2013.

C

  • noted that the Secretary to Senate had declared Alec Brennan, Dorothy Hoddinott, Professor Chris Murphy and Associate Professor Ariadne Vromen re-elected to membership of the Chair Appointments Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter.
  • re-elected David Turner to membership of the Chair Appointments Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter.
  • noted Her Excellency Professor Maie Bashir's announcement that she would retire as Chancellor at the end of 2012.

F

  • endorsed the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to delete the Master of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies and Graduate Certificate in Buddhist Studies and approved the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty, with effect from 1 January 2016.
  • endorsed the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Veterinary Science to introduce the Master of Veterinary Studies/Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies combined degree and approved the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty, with effect from 1 January 2013.
  • reappointed Dorothy Hoddinott and Kevin McCann to membership of the Finance and Audit Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and reappointed Mr Michael Cameron and Ms Meredith Scott to membership of the Committee with immediate effect for two years.

H

  • reappointed Rilla Moore to membership of the Human Resources Committee with immediate effect for two years.

I

  • appointed Kevin McCann and reappointed Professor Richard Bryan to membership of the Investment and Commercialisation Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and reappointed Mr Ian Macoun and Mr Andrew Spence to membership of the Committee with immediate effect for two years.

M

  • approved the proposal that the Mary Booth Scholarship be located henceforth in the School of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on the understanding that the terms and conditions of award will be reviewed and amended in line with the intent of the original bequest.

N

  • noted that the Secretary to Senate had declared Professor Marian Baird and Mr Alec Brennan re-elected to membership of the Nominations and Appointments Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter.
  • appointed Kevin McCann and reappointed Barry Catchlove and Jane Spring to membership of the Nominations and Appointments Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter.

P

  • resolved to revoke the existing Power of Attorney to Mr Colin Rockliff and approve a new Power of Attorney to Mr Gregory Francis Robinson, the Director of Campus Infrastructure and Services, authorising him to sign both construction contracts and real property transactions on behalf of the University as proposed.

S

  • reappointed Ben Veness and Kim Wilson to membership of the Safety and Risk Management Committee with immediate effect for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and reappointed Mr Hutch Ranck to membership of the Committee with immediate effect for two years.
  • resolved to thank John Trowbridge for his service to the Safety and Risk Management Committee.
  • resolved to excuse Fellow of Senate Robert Leece's absence from three consecutive meetings of Senate.

U

  • approved the following amendments to the University of Sydney (Amendment Act) Rule 1999 (as amended):
    – the amendment of clauses 37, 47 and 51 with effect from 15 June 2012;
    – the amendment of clause 45.1 with effect from 1 September 2012;
    – the amendment of clause 38 with effect from 1 January 2013.