Primary Purpose

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Services Committee will develop strategies, policies and procedures and co-ordinate activity across the University to implement, monitor and refine the integrated Indigenous Participation, Engagement, Education and Research Strategy.

Terms of Reference

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Services Committee will:

  1. Contribute to the ongoing development of the University’s efforts to contribute to domestic and international efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement.
  2. Monitor and advise SEG annually on the implementation of the University’s Integrated Strategy on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Research and Engagement including:
    a) Faculty and PSU level of implementation planning
    b) the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Fund
    c) the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Merit Appointment Scheme
    d) other key initiatives identified annually
  3. Monitor and report regularly to SEG on the University’s performance against key targets, indicators and objectives in the Strategy and advise SEG on approaches to improve performance including:
    a) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student’s participation, success and completion rates
    b) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff numbers, classification, their distribution and career trajectories
    c) Research performance related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters
    d) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students support services and facilities
    e) Relationships with local and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Indigenous communities more broadly

Composition

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy & Services (Chair)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education (or nominee)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (or nominee)
  • One member appointed by each divisional board
  • Director, Human Resources (or nominee)
  • Director, Koori Centre
  • Director, Poche Centre
  • Director, Operational Reform, Office of the DVC ISS
  • Director, Student Support Services
  • Director, Staff Support and Equal Opportunity Unit
  • Director, Social Inclusion
  • Manager, Indigenous Employment
  • Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Health
  • One Indigenous undergraduate student (on the nomination of SRC)
  • One Indigenous postgraduate student (on the nomination of SUPRA)
  • General Counsel or nominee (in attendance)

Frequency of meeting: monthly