Manual of Policies and Procedures

A/3.4 Chancellor's Committee

Contact Officer

Registrar

Approval Date

27/02/2017

Approval Authority

Council

Date of Next Review

01/12/2018

Modification History

Chancellor's Committee is a Council committee established in accordance with Council Procedure 1 - Committees. Chancellor's Committee is accountable to Council for fulfilling the following terms of reference.

Terms of reference

Governance

Chancellor's Committee

  • on referral from Council, Chancellor, or Vice-Chancellor, considers and advises on matters related to the business of Council, and may develop proposals for consideration by Council or Council committees
  • recommends to Council the process (including appropriate timeframes) for the selection and appointment of the Vice-Chancellor
  • determines, on delegated authority of Council through Council Procedure 1 - Committees, reimbursement of expenses to Council members if a question arises as to the reasonableness of any expenses incurred, or whether an expense was incurred in the performance of a member's duties.

Nominations

Chancellor's Committee

  • nominates, on delegated authority of Council, prospective members of Council to relevant appointment authorities, following consultation with Council and the senior staff of the University as appropriate
  • develops and monitors an appropriate succession plan for membership of Council and its committees.

Remuneration

Chancellor's Committee

  • reviews, and approves on delegated authority of Council, the remuneration and conditions of the Vice-Chancellor to ensure that remuneration and conditions of the Vice-Chancellor are competitive and commensurate with the responsibilities of the office, and performance
  • reviews the remuneration and conditions of senior staff (SSG levels) and makes recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor to ensure the remuneration and conditions of senior staff are competitive in the employment market and commensurate with senior staff members' responsibilities, and performance
  • oversees the process for development of the relevant industrial instrument/s for senior staff and endorses the agreed position and policies on remuneration and conditions for senior staff (SSG levels)
  • approves, on delegated authority of Council, performance pay bonuses for the Vice-Chancellor, and performance pay bonuses and bonus pay for eligible senior staff (SSGE) in accordance with B/7.14 and B/9.3.9.

Honorary doctorates

Chancellor's Committee

Membership

  • Chancellor ex officio as Chair
  • Vice-Chancellor ex officio
  • Deputy Chancellor ex officio
  • Two external members of Council appointed by Council

The Registrar is secretary.

The Vice-Chancellor must not be present for discussion and decisions at Chancellor's Committee regarding appointment or reappointment, remuneration and conditions for the Vice-Chancellor.

Tenure and frequency of meeting

Terms of office are as detailed in section 6 of Council Procedure 1 - Committees.

Chancellor's Committee meets at least three times a year.

Reporting

Following each meeting, Chancellor's Committee reports to the next meeting of Council.

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

27.02.17 All Council Periodic review - no change in accordance with committee self-assessment review
03.11.14 All Governance and Legal Services Editorial amendments to reflect the termination of the senior staff agreement
07.05.14 All Council Revised terms of reference
01.03.13 All Council Revised terms of reference to include Council and committee succession planning, other editorial amendments

22.02.12

All

Council

Revised membership

17.12.10

All

Chancellor's Committee

Periodic review - no change required

24.10.08

All

Governance Services

Renumbered and relocated to A/3.4 (formerly A/3.2.9)

27.02.08

All

Council

Revised terms of reference of Chancellor’s Committee relating to honorary doctorates

30.03.06

All

Secretariat

Renumbered Chancellor's Committee from A/3.2.11 to A/3.2.9

27.06.03

All

Secretariat Manager

Revised terms of reference of Chancellor's Committee in accordance with Council Procedure 1 (Committees).

13.12.00

All

Council

Approved new committee (Chancellor's Committee)

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