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University Committees

A vital part of TUSA’s representation work is to ensure that students have a direct say in how the University develops and behaves, by nominating students leaders to sit on University committees. Every major decision made at the University will be discussed on a committee at some point, which is why student representation is so important.

TUSA relies on our nominated committee members to keep us informed about discussions and decisions made by the University, so that we can continue to support and represent the interests of all students.

Academic Senate

Key Purpose:  The University of Tasmania Act has established an Academic Senate, with responsibility for advising the Council on all academic matters relating to the University.

Information on Academic Senate can be found here

Meets: 7 meetings each year

Meeting Length: 4 hours

Student Members: 4

When & Where Held: Bi-monthly, rotating locations

Current Allocation:

  1. TUSA President: Sophie Crothers
  2. Education President (Postgrad): Ariane Moore
  3. Education President (Undergrad): Raigama (Kuku) Wijeratne

ULTC (UNIVERSITY LEARNING AND TEACHING COMMITTEE)

Key Purpose: The University Learning and Teaching Committee oversees the learning and teaching goals of the University. It is central to the development and oversight of the University’s learning and teaching strategy and for the maintenance of excellence in learning and teaching.

The Terms of Reference for this committee can be found here

Meets: Bi-monthly

Meeting Length: 2 hours

Student Members: 4

When & Where Held: Administration Building

Current Allocation:

  1. TUSA President: Sophie Crothers
  2. Education President (Postgrad): Ariane Moore
  3. Education President (Undergrad): Raigama (Kuku) Wijeratne

TELT GG (TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING AND TEACHING) GOVERNANCE GROUP - a subcommittee of ULTC

Key Purpose: TBA

Meets: 4 times a year

Meeting Length: 1 hour

Student Members: 2

When & Where Held: Sandy Bay

Current Allocation:

  1. President: Sophie Crothers
  2. Student Representative: Raigama (Kuku) Wijeratne
  3. Student Representative: Ariane Moore

UCUPC (UNIVERSITY COURSE AND UNIT PROPOSALS COMMITTEE)

Key Purpose: The University Course & Unit Proposals Committee is responsible for making recommendations to Academic Senate in relation to proposals for new pre-degree, undergraduate courses, and postgraduate coursework courses and significant amendments to existing courses.

The Terms of Reference for this committee can be found here

 

Meets: Monthly, though additional meetings are regularly called

Meeting Length: 3 hours

Student Members: 1

When & Where Held: Council Room & VC Meeting Room

Current Allocation:

1. Student Representative: Raigama (Kuku) Wijeratne

SEC (STUDENT EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE)

Key Purpose: In alignment with the University’s Learning and Teaching, Student Experience and Student Support Strategies, the Student Experience Committee (SEC) represents the peak body responsible for the provision of advice and recommendations on the development, implementation and review of strategies, policies and initiatives to address the needs of students and enhance the overall student experience at the University of Tasmania.

The Terms of Reference for this committee can be found here

Meets: 6 meetings each year

Meeting Length: TBC

Student Members: 4

When & Where Held: 2 hours, Council Room and Executive Meeting Room 2

Current Allocation:

  1. TUSA President or nominee: Sophie Crothers
  2. Student Experience President (North): Miao Yu
  3. Student Experience President (South): Liam Clegg
  4. Student Experience President (South): Alec Lamont
  5. Student Experience President (Rozelle): Amy Ross-Hodges

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

Key Purpose: TBC

Meets: Quarterly

Meeting Length: 2 hours

Student Members: 2

When & Where: TBA

Current Allocation:

  1. Student Representative: Veda Surapaneni
  2. Student Representative: Liam Clegg

EQUITY COMMITTEE

Key Purpose:

The University Equity Committee operates within the broader context of the University’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity frameworks. The Committee will work to enact these principles by:

  • proposing measures to address inequality and systemic disadvantage at the University and promoting cultural change;
  • defining a body of work annually, to contribute to the realisation of the University’s People Strategy, Athena Swan SAGE commitments and other Inclusion, Diversity and Equity frameworks;
  • receiving and analysing reports on progress towards our equity and diversity goals.

The Committee will draw on the significant expertise in the University relating to diversity and equity and will provide a forum for discussion and generation of ideas and initiatives to support a culture of respect, diversity and inclusivity within the University.  The Committee will assist in formulating, sharing and disseminating good practice, university-wide.

Meets: Quartely

Meeting Length: 2 hours

Student Members: 2

When & Where: TBA

Current Allocation:

  1. Equity President: Veda Surapaneni

STANDING ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

Key Purpose: Concentrated group drawn from Academic Senate members that often meets on short notice.

Student Members: 1

When & Where: Zoom typically

Current Allocation:

Sophie Crothers: President – though will likely require urgent input from Education Presidents and possibly Student Advocates.

ACADEMIC SENATE COLLEGE ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

Key Purpose: Concentrated group drawn from Academic Senate that reviews and approves material coming out of UCUPC.

Student Members: 1

When & Where: Zoom typically

Current Allocation:

Sophie Crothers: President

 

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