Academic Senate

Academic Senate

Welcome to Academic Senate

As defined by the Academic Senate Rules, Academic Senate is the principal academic body in the University and has certain powers delegated to it by Macquarie University Council.

In accordance with Rule 9 (4)(a) of the Academic Senate Rules the Academic Senate may determine its own procedures. The Academic Senate conducts its meetings in accordance with Standing Orders, subject to the Macquarie University Act, By-laws and Macquarie University Rules.

To assist it in its work, Academic Senate has established a number of academic committees

The administration of the business of Academic Senate is conducted by the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar).

Members

Meet the members of Academic Senate and discover what role they play.

Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Check when the next meeting of Academic Senate will be held, download the agenda or review agendas and minutes of previous meetings.

Activities of Academic Senate

Find out about the latest decisions of Academic Senate and its current projects and priorities here.

Committees of Academic Senate

Academic Senate has established a number of committees to assist it in fulfilling its responsibilities and obligations under the Macquarie University Act 1989 and Macquarie University By-Law 2005.

In accordance with Rule 9 (4)(a) of the Academic Senate Rules the Academic Senate may determine its own procedures. The Committees of Academic Senate are established in accordance with the Principles of Governing Committees and meetings are conducted in accordance with the Standing Orders for Committees of Academic Senate, subject to the Macquarie University Act, By-laws and Macquarie University Rules.

These committees, consisting of members of the academic and professional staff as well as student representatives, are entrusted with considering the detailed academic business of Academic Senate and bringing forward recommendations.

Faculty Boards

Faculty Boards have been established under the Faculty Rules.  These rules were made by the Council of Macquarie University under section 29 of theMacquarie University Act 1989. Faculty Boards form a critical component of the University's academic governance framework. The Faculty Board advises the Executive Dean and Academic Senate on a broad range of academic, research and higher degree research matters.

Academic Freedom Statement

The Academic Senate Statement on Academic Freedom can be found here.

Resources

Find out more about the University's Academic Governance with relevant resources, presentations and papers.

Academic Year Plan

The Academic Year Plan for 2016, 2017 and 2018 can be found here.

Contact

Meet the Governance Services Secretariat team.

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