This is an online version of the Council Handbook. It provides detailed information about the nature and operation of the Council, the governing body of the University.
It has been prepared primarily for the assistance of Council members and members of the standing committees of Council. However, the Handbook will also provide members of the University community with information about Council, including:
- its membership
- its meeting schedule
- its procedures
- the responsibilities of Council members, and
- Council members' role in the University.
The Council believes that in order to carry out its role as the principal policy and decision-making body in the University, it must be responsive to the needs and interests of all sections of the University community as well as the wider community.
This is achieved through Council receiving information and recommendations formally from its committees and officers, and also through the contributions of individual Council members.
Council recognises that it has a reciprocal responsibility to provide information about itself and its activities to the staff and students of the University, as well as to other interested persons.
In this online version, Sections 1-5 are presented exactly as in the printed version, but with links added to the body text for convenience.
However, many of the appendices link to existing web versions of the relevant information and thus may appear under a different banner.
The Back button on your browser can always be used to return to the Handbook itself.
The University Council
Responsibilities, Liabilities and Rights of Council Members
Appointment, Election and Removal of Council Members
Meetings, Papers and Meeting Procedures
University Governance and Management Structures and Accountability Framework
By-Laws made under the Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966
Statutes made under the Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966
|Appendix 10||Council and Standing Committee Secretaries' Contact Numbers|
|Voluntary Code of Best Practice for the Governance of Australian Universities|