Student Experience committee

Student Experience committee

The Standing Committee on Student Experience is responsible for reporting and making recommendations to University Council on the overall experience of all Macquarie University students.

Terms of Reference

Approved by Macquarie University Council 26 October 2017

1. Purpose of Committee

The Standing Committee on Student Experience is responsible for reporting and making recommendations to University Council on the overall experience of all Macquarie University students.

2. Authority and scope

The Committee does not have delegated financial responsibility or any management functions and has no executive powers.

3. Membership

3.1  The Committee will be constituted by:

3.1.1 up to three members of Council appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee;

3.1.2  the elected student member of Council;

3.1.3   three student representatives, being office bearers, elected by the current Student Representative Committee; and

3.1.4   office holders of the University with relevant experience and responsibility appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.

3.2    The Nominations and Remuneration Committee will maintain a skills matrix to ensure the Committee is comprised of an appropriate mix of skills and any recommendations for changes to Committee membership will be in consultation with the Chair of the Committee.

4. Roles and Responsibilities

The Committee is directly responsible and accountable to the University Council for the exercise of its responsibilities.

The Committee’s responsibilities are set out below:

4.1  Review key internal/external metrics and benchmarking that inform planning and resource allocation for the student experience;

4.2  Receive and respond to issues relating to student experience referred by Council and relevant student bodies;

4.3  Provide reports to Council on outcomes of interventions and strategies to enhance student graduate outcomes and the overall student experience including in the areas of support and services;

4.4  In conjunction with student representatives, assess options to broaden student engagement across campus;

4.5  Consider how new technology and innovation is enhancing or impacting on student experience including the areas of services, data and privacy.

5. Version history

5.1 Approval authority

5.1.1 Council (approved 10 April 2014)

5.2 Version 1 date

5.2.1 9 April 2015

5.3 Subsequent versions

5.3.1  9 April 2015

5.3.2   8 October 2015

5.3.3  27 October 2016

5.3.4  29 June 2017

5.3.5  26 October 2017

5.3.6  13 June 2018

Members

(as at July 2018)

  • Ms Jingmin Qian (Chair)
  • Dr Wylie Bradford
  • Ms Deborah Hadwen
  • Professor Kevin Jameson
  • Professor Nick Mansfield
  • Professor Sherman Young
  • Ms Gail White
  • Ms JoAnne Sparks
  • Cissy Shen
  • James Cummins
  • Danica (Dee) Zegarac
  • Alexander Hablutzel
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