Senate meetings

Decisions of Senate

12 June 2012

Senate made the following non-confidential decisions at its meeting held on 12 June 2012:


A

  • approved the Abercrombie Business Case.

B

  • confirmed its decision to reappoint Ms Jane Spring and Mr David Turner to membership of the Building and Estates Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and to reappoint Mr Tony Sukkar and Mr Lindsay Thomas to membership of the Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years.
  • confirmed its decision to approve 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.
  • confirmed its decision to endorse 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 to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the School, with effect from 1 January 2013.
  • confirmed its decision to endorse 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 to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the School, with effect from 1 January 2013.

C

  • confirmed its decision to re-elect Mr David Turner to membership of the Chair Appointments Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years or for so long as in office if shorter.
  • adopted the procedure to fill a vacancy in the office of Chancellor.
  • resolved to endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal from the China Studies Centre via the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
    – to introduce the Master of China Studies, Graduate Diploma in China Studies and Graduate Certificate in China Studies;
    – to introduce the Master of China Public Administration;
    and to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with effect from 1 January 2013.

F

  • resolved to endorse the Academic Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment to introduce an optional, appended honours year to the Bachelor of Environmental Systems; and to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
    with effect from 1 January 2016.
  • confirmed its decision to endorse the 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 to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty, with effect from 1 January 2016.
  • resolved to endorse the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies to amend the Master of Engineering; and to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies with effect from 1 January 2016.
  • resolved to endorse the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Science to delete the Master of Applied Nuclear Science and Graduate Diploma in Applied Nuclear Science; and to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2013.
  • resolved to endorse the Board’s approval of the proposal from the Faculty of Science:
    – to delete the Master of Bioinformatics, Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics and Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics;
    – to delete the Master of Microscopy and Microanalysis, Graduate Diploma in Microscopy and Microanalysis and Graduate Certificate in Microscopy and Microanalysis;
    – to delete the Master of Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology and Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biotechnology;
    – to delete the Master of Photonics and Optical Science and Graduate Diploma in Photonics and Optical Science;
    – to delete the Master of Science in Spatial Information Science, Graduate Diploma in Spatial Information Science and Graduate Certificate in Spatial Information Science;
    and to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2015.
  • confirmed its decision to endorse 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 to approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in the Faculty, with effect from 1 January 2013.
  • confirmed its decision to reappoint Mrs Dorothy Hoddinott and Mr Kevin McCann to membership of the Finance and Audit Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and to reappoint Mr Michael Cameron and Ms Meredith Scott to membership of the Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years.

H

  • confirmed its decision to reappoint Ms Rilla Moore to membership of the Human Resources Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years.

I

  • confirmed its decision to appoint Mr Kevin McCann and reappoint Professor Richard Bryan to membership of the Investment and Commercialisation Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and to reappoint Mr Ian Macoun and Mr Andrew Spence to membership of the Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years.

M

  • confirmed its decision to approve 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

  • confirmed its decision to appoint Mr Kevin McCann and to reappoint Dr Barry Catchlove and Ms Jane Spring to membership of the Nominations and Appointments Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years or for so long as in office if shorter.

P

  • confirmed its decision 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

  • confirmed its decision to reappoint Mr Ben Veness and Ms Kim Wilson to membership of the Safety and Risk Management Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years or for so long as in office if shorter and to reappoint Mr Hutch Ranck to membership of the Committee with effect from 7 May 2012 for two years.
  • appointed Ms Ronwyn North to membership of the Safety and Risk Management Committee with immediate effect for a term of office to conclude at the Senate meeting in May 2014.
  • confirmed its decision to excuse Fellow of Senate Robert Leece's absence from three consecutive meetings of Senate.

U

  • confirmed its decision to approve 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.