Islamic Prayer Room Advisory Group

Terms of Reference

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General purpose of the Advisory Group

The Islamic Prayer Room Advisory Group operates through the Director Student Support Services, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

The purpose of the Advisory Group is to advise the University on the management of the use of the Islamic Prayer Room.

The Advisory Group will include equal numbers of Muslim male and female members from SUMSA.

Names and contact numbers of Advisory Group members will be posted on the main notice board of the Islamic Prayer Room.

Email consultation of Advisory Group members will be used where necessary to facilitate a prompt outcome on urgent or less serious issues. Group members are expected to respond to email consultations within three working days. Decisions by email will be determined by the majority of the email responses received by the Convenor within five working days.

Meetings of the Advisory Group will be held as required.

Functions of the Advisory Group

Establish Guidelines governing usage of the Islamic Prayer Room.

Provide a mediation and dispute resolution function in relation to the use of the Islamic Prayer Room.

Regularly review the operation of the Islamic Prayer Room.

Establish a subgroup, the Prayer Room Coordination Sub-Group of the Islamic Prayer Room Advisory Group, to manage the day to day operations of the Prayer Room that will comprise the Islamic Chaplain and the SUMSA Executive.

Membership

Ex-officio members

Head International Student Support Unit (Ms Lidia Nemitschenko) (Convenor)
Islamic Chaplain (to be confirmed)

Four Muslims nominated by SUMSA, of which one shall be the President.
These nominations shall include two Muslim female and two Muslim male nominations.

President SUMSA
Vice President SUMSA
Secretary SUMSA
Treasurer SUMSA

President, or nominee, Cumberland Muslim Society (to be confirmed)

Other interested parties may be invited to join the group either through ongoing membership or by invitation as a guest. A decision regarding any such invitation will be made by consensus of the whole group.

In attendance:
International Student Support Officer ISSU

Meeting Dates

2010 First Semester:
to be advised

2010 Second Semester:
to be advised