Terms of reference
The Community Engagement Committee will:
- Oversee an audit of current community engagement activity in the University to identify areas of strength and potential.
- Develop a framework for SEG approval which provides priorities and principles of practice for community engagement as a strategic aspect of teaching, research and the Sydney student experience.
- Identify a defined and sustainable number of communities with which the University can partner to focus our local and rural community engagement activities, and encourage faculties to develop programs which would deepen that engagement.
- Advise SEG on policies and programs to support and help meet the University’s community engagement objectives.
- Explore potential research and teaching collaborations with universities in rural New South Wales, and, where appropriate, elsewhere in Australia.
- Support the Social Inclusion Unit to develop engagement strategies with identified communities.
- Liaise with faculties and appropriate external partners to develop further internship and practicum possibilities in rural and regional Australia.
- Work with local and rural networks to identify sustainable funding sources for programs.
- With the Education and Curriculum and Course Planning Committees, work to identify ways of integrating service-learning and community-based learning in the curriculum, linking them to learning goals.
- Develop mechanisms to recognise best practice community engagement both internally and externally.
- Provost (or nominee) (chair)
- One member appointed by each divisional board
- Director, Marketing and Communications
- Director, Academic Initiatives in Social Inclusion
- Chief Operating Officer, Research Portfolio
- Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning
- Director, Community Engagement (if approved)
- Director, Social Inclusion
- Chair, Rural Focus Group
- General Counsel or nominee (in attendance)