How Macquarie Works
Macquarie University is made up of a Council, Professors and Academic Staff, graduates and students.
Responsibilities and functions are bestowed upon specific groups under The Macquarie University Act 1989 and the Macquarie University By-law 2005. This is to ensure the University can achieve its stated goals: to promote scholarship, research, free inquiry, the interaction of research and teaching, and academic excellence.
The Macquarie University Council
The Council takes primary responsibility for the control and management of the affairs of the University, and is empowered to make by-laws and rules relating to how the University is managed.
Members of the Council include the University Vice-Chancellor, Academic and non-academic staff, the Vice President of the Academic Senate and a student representative. The Council is chaired by The Chancellor of the University.
The Academic Senate
The Senate is the primary academic influence of the University. It is an independent body that can make recommendations to the University Council.
The Senate has established a number of academic committees made up of academic and general staff as well as student representatives. These committees are entrusted with considering the detailed academic business of Senate and bringing forward recommendations.
The Executive is the principal decision-making body for all significant matters of University strategy, management, administration and related policy. It includes:
- The Vice-Chancellor
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost)
- Chief Operating Officer
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Registrar)
- Director, Human Resources
- Chief Financial Officer
- Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts
- Executive Dean, Faculty of Science
- Executive Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
- Executive Dean, Faculty of Human Sciences
The day to day work involved in running Macquarie University is undertaken by specialist administrative offices. These teams of professional staff organise, maintain and serve the University.
Visit Policy Central to find details of the University's policy framework, instructions and templates for drafting policies and information on policies which are under review.
You’re welcome to read our Annual Reports to see our achievements within the reporting year and plans for the year ahead.