The Purpose and Function of Academic Boards and Senates in Australian Universities    A Policy paper originally formulated at the National Conference of Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates held at the University of New South Wales (2005) and revised at subsequent conferences in Adelaide (2012) and Sydney (2013).

Draft Higher Education Standards Framework - Governance

TEQSA Guidance Note: Academic Governance

Submission to TEQSA - Corporate and Academic Governance in the New Regulatory Environment

Academic Governance Workshops

Members of the University community were invited to participate in academic governance workshops in November and December of 2014. The workshops assisted the University to:

  • Reimagine the role of academic governance in facilitating the University's mission in teaching and research
  • Reposition Academic Senate to meet these challenges; get the balance right between operational and strategic governance
  • Reinvigorate Academic Senate as the key debating chamber for academic principle and engage more openly and effectively with the Macquarie community.

Feedback and recommendations

Academic Governance Workshops: Feedback and Recommendations - December 2014


Academic Governance at Macquarie - Challenges and Opportunities - Professor Dominic Verity

Academic Governance Beyond Learning and Teaching - Professor Dominic Verity

Academic Governance Stakeholder Consultation Report  - October/November 2014 - Philip Pogson, The Leading Partnership

Governance Overview - Philip Pogson, The Leading Partnership


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