Terms of reference

Purpose

The Purpose of the Charles Perkins Centre Governing Committee is to assist the realisation of the Charles Perkins Centre’s objectives by overseeing the effective implementation of the Charles Perkins Centre Academic entity.

Roles

The Charles Perkins Centre Governing Committee has two key roles:

  • governance of the Charles Perkins Centre Academic entity
  • monitoring alignment of the Charles Perkins Centre with University strategies.

Voting

All recommendations and approvals by the Governing Committee shall be by a majority vote with each voting member of the Committee entitled to one vote.

Prior minuted (and timely) consent of relevant Divisional Board meeting(s) is required in respect of all formal resolutions and approvals with resource implications.

Dispute resolution

Any disputes that cannot be resolved by the Governing Committee may be referred to SEG through the committee chair.

The Charles Perkins Centre Governing Committee will with regard to governance of the Charles Perkins Centre Academic Entity:

Provide high level advice and recommend approval by the University Officer holding Delegation of the following:

  1. Charles Perkins Centre strategic plan and its alignment with the University, Divisions and Faculty strategies.
  2. Charles Perkins Centre annual budget and annual operating plan.
  3. Charles Perkins Centre Communication Plan, including “Marketing/branding” strategy for the Charles Perkins Centre and its internal and external engagement and partnership strategy.
  4. Implementation plan for Charles Perkins Centre specific policies and procedures.
  5. Procedures for monitoring the effective implementation of the Charles Perkins Centre strategic plan and annual operating plan, including budget.
  6. Promulgation of the Charles Perkins Centre “culture”. The Centre “culture” is a commitment to world-class, multi-disciplinary teaching and research supported by the values of collaboration and innovation and a focus on results.

with regard to monitoring strategic alignment, monitor Charles Perkins Centre outcomes against approved strategy and operating plans through an agreed schedule of:

  1. written reports with agreed format and content, and
  2. presentations by management.

Composition

Voting members

  • Vice-Chancellor and Principal (chair)
  • One representative from each of the divisional boards
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
  • External member
  • Two nominees from the deans representing the disciplines of Health and Medical, Science and Engineering
  • Two nominees from the deans representing the disciplines of Arts, Humanities, Architecture, Social Sciences and Creative Arts

Non-voting members

  • Academic Director
  • Chief Operating Officer

Invited (and non-voting) attendees

  • General Counsel (as required)
  • Charles Perkins Centre Project Director (Building Project) (as required)
  • Chief Financial Officer (or nominated Officer, as required)
  • Director, Human Resources (or nominated Officer) (as required)
  • Director, IT (or nominated Officer) (as required)