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Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Advisory Committee

About the Committee

The Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee is the primary source of Indigenous consultation and advice regarding the progression of matters contained within the Indigenous Education and Employment Policy. The Committee may advise the University on Indigenous education, employment, and social and cultural matters relevant to the progression of the Policy.

The Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor and refers any proposed changes to the Committee's terms of reference and composition directly to the Vice-Chancellor for decision.

Meeting dates 2017

Tuesday 11 July
Tuesday 21 November

Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Chancellery Boardroom, level 4, Building 1, City campus, Broadway (CCB01.04A.26)

Committee contact

Catherine Chalk
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 1235
Fax: 02 9514 1232
Email: indigenous.governance@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

All members of the Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee will be Indigenous people external to, and not currently in the employ of, the University. Members will be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Chair, in consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) and the Director, Equity and Diversity Unit.

Composition Membership Current term
Indigenous member of Council (Chair) or, where there is no Indigenous member of Council, a Chair appointed by the Vice-Chancellor Russell Taylor, AM, member of UTS Council Until 31 December 2017
Up to 10 (and no less than five) external Indigenous people, drawn from the Indigenous community, industry and/or the higher education sector Danny Allende, Director, Aboriginal Pathways and Eora College, TAFE NSW

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), Central Queensland University

Norma Ingram, Aboriginal community representative

Professor Janet Mooney, Institute for Positive Psychology & Education, Australian Catholic University

Nathan Moran, Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council

Dr Robert Morgan, Founding Director, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning

Professor Mark Rose, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy and Education, La Trobe University
Until 31 December 2017

* See note on quorum.

In attendance at meetings

  • Provost
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement)
  • Director, Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges
  • Director, Equity and Diversity Unit
  • Director, Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
  • other staff, at the invitation of the Chair.

Terms of reference

The Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee will:

  • monitor the University's progression of the objectives contained in the Indigenous Education and Employment Policy
  • advise the Vice-Chancellor on Indigenous education, employment, cultural and/or Indigenous community matters that may assist the University in achieving the objectives contained in the Indigenous Education and Employment Policy, and
  • work in partnership with the University to promote UTS within the Indigenous community and its networks.

Procedural matters

Term of office

The term of office for a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee other than the Chair is two years.

Where the Chair is the Indigenous member of Council, the Chair's term will cease when the Chair's membership of Council ceases. Where the Chair is not an Indigenous member of Council, the Chair's term of office will be two years, with re-appointment at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor.

Review of membership

The composition and membership of the Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee will be reviewed periodically by the Chair in accordance with the procedures approved by the Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Strategies Committee and amended from time to time.

Quorum

To be quorate, the Chair and at least two other members must be present.

Provision for nominee in event of member's absence

Where a member is unable to attend a particular meeting, the Chair may permit a named nominee to attend on the member's behalf and to exercise the member's functions at that meeting.

Frequency of meetings

The Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee will usually meet at least twice per year.