1. The Executive Committee is responsible for advising and assisting the Council in the performance of its responsibilities.
2. The Committee will:
2.1 Decide urgent matters that the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor consider cannot be held over to the next regular meeting of Council and report on its actions to the next regular meeting of Council;
2.2 In respect of honorary awards of the University, consider nominees recommended by the Vice-Chancellor and make recommendations to Council;
2.3 Act as the selection committee for the ten (10) persons appointed by the Council under clause 5(3)(d) of the Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966 and make recommendations to Council on preferred candidates for membership;
2.4 Consider and advise Council on matters relating to:
(a) contemporary governance requirements and expectations;
(b) the composition, structure and operation of Council and its committees;
(c) the process of regular review and monitoring of the performance evaluation of Council and its committees;
(d) the appointment/re-appointment, remuneration and performance of the Vice-Chancellor and the senior executive, as determined by Council from time to time;
(e) the appointment/re-appointment of the Chancellor and Deputy Chancellors;
(f) succession plans for Council, the Vice-Chancellor and senior executive.
2.5 Consider and advise Council on:
(a) the University’s strategic plan and associated resource plans;
(b) emerging strategic issues, risks and opportunities;
(c) policies reserved for Council approval;
(d) any other matter that the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, or another standing committee may refer to it from time to time.
3. The Committee may establish sub-committees to advise it on any matters within its terms of reference.
4. The Committee will annually review and report to Council on its own performance.
In order to fulfil term of reference 2.3, the composition of the committee must be equivalent to the ‘selection committee’ referred to at clause 5(3)(d) of the Flinders University of South Australia Act 1966. This clause states:
(3) The Council will consist of the following members:
(d) 10 persons appointed by the Council, on the recommendation of a selection committee (which consists of the Chancellor and 6 other persons appointed by the Chancellor in accordance with guidelines determined by the Council);
The membership (PDF) will therefore comprise:
Chancellor ex officio (Chairperson); and
Six (6) Chancellor-appointed members, as follows:
Vice-Chancellor ex officio
2 x Deputy Chancellors ex officio
Chair, Academic Senate ex officio
2 x external members of Council
Director, Human Resources (for matters relating to Vice-Chancellor’s and senior executive remuneration and performance)
Any other members of the senior executive or other senior staff as determined by the Vice-Chancellor
Secretary of Council /Council Secretary
The term of office for Council-appointed members is two years.
50% of membership plus 1
The Committee shall be convened at least five (5) times per year and on an ad hoc basis, as required, at the request of the Vice-Chancellor or the Chancellor.