The Secretariat provides governance support and advice to Council and Academic Board and their standing committees.
Secretariat operations aim to ensure that the business of the University conducted through the peak governance bodies is facilitated in accordance with the UTS Act, UTS By-law, General Rules, Standing Orders, and relevant Council resolutions and committee constitutions. Committees, boards of studies and reference groups that are supported by the Secretariat are listed in the Committees supported by Secretariat table below.
To facilitate the work of these central decision-making bodies and committees, Secretariat staff are assigned a committee and project workload, amongst other duties. Responsibilities include working with the committee chairperson and relevant Deputy Vice-Chancellors and senior staff to ensure the strategic agenda and operation of the committee are run effectively.
For a general guide and reference material on UTS committee functions, see the UTS Committees Guide.
The Secretariat also conducts formal university elections on behalf of the Registrar who is specified as the Returning Officer in the UTS Act. Information on elections, including contact details for inquiries, is available at UTS: Elections.
The Secretariat also administers the UTS Standing Delegations and all of the University's policies and directives. For information and contact details, see UTS Standing Delegations of Authority and UTS: Policy.
For advice about Secretariat activities, contact the Manager, Policy and Secretariat. See GSU staff and contact details for contact information.
Committees supported by Secretariat