Manual of Policies and Procedures

A/8.2 Indigenous Education, Research and Employment Committee

Contact Officer

Director, Governance and Legal Services

Approval Date

28/09/2017

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor

Date of Next Review

30/09/2019

8.2.1 Purpose
8.2.2 Accountability
8.2.3 Responsibilities
8.2.4 Membership
8.2.5 Meeting frequency
8.2.6 Reporting and communication
8.2.7 Procedures
8.2.8 Secretariat
Modification History

8.2.1 Purpose

Indigenous Education, Research and Employment Committee provides advice to the University on Indigenous policy and strategy and monitors specific Indigenous education, research and employment programs. The Committee also facilitates and develops strategic relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and local groups.

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8.2.2 Accountability

Indigenous Education, Research and Employment Committee is a management committee accountable to the Vice-Chancellor for fulfilling its responsibilities.

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8.2.3 Responsibilities

Advisory

  • Provides advice, through the Vice-Chancellor, the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Director, Oodgeroo Unit, the Dean, Indigenous Research and Engagement or through committees including University Learning and Teaching Committee, University Research and Innovation Committee, and Indigenous Employment Reference Group on:
    • Indigenous Australians' perspectives in curriculum
    • recruitment, retention and completion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
    • recruitment, retention and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
    • Indigenous research and engagement involving government, university and industry impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    • relevant public and higher education policy matters before the University; and
    • any other matter affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at QUT.
  • Makes recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and employment policy (A/8.1)
    • QUT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan
    • the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Strategy; and
    • the Indigenous Education Strategy.
  • Provides recommendations relating to the implementation of the National Indigenous Higher Education Workforce Strategy and QUT's Indigenous Employment Strategy.

Monitoring and review

  • Monitors and reports on the implementation of the QUT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan and policy.
  • Monitors implementation of QUT's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategies.
  • Reviews, monitors and recommends to the Vice-Chancellor on the distribution of the Indigenous Students Success Program in Higher Education (ISSP) funding to QUT's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support areas including but not limited to the Oodgeroo Unit, the Indigenous Research and Engagement Unit and Equity Services.

Community engagement

Facilitates and develops strategic relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and local groups.

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8.2.4 Membership

  • One distinguished Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is external to QUT, as Chair, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor
  • Vice-Chancellor ex officio
  • Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor ex officio
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) ex officio
  • Director, Oodgeroo Unit ex officio
  • Dean, Indigenous Research and Engagement or nominee ex officio
  • Associate Director, Academic - Indigenous Knowledges ex officio
  • Director, Human Resources ex officio
  • Equity Director or nominee
  • Four representatives from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community organisations nominated by the Vice-Chancellor
  • One Aboriginal and/or Torres Islander student nominated by the Vice-Chancellor
  • Two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff members of the University, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor

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8.2.5 Meeting frequency

The Committee meets at least four times a year.

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8.2.6 Reporting and communication

The Committee reports to Council annually on the University's performance against the QUT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan.

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8.2.7 Procedures

The Deputy Chair of the Committee will be elected by the committee from the pool of community organisation representatives.

The Committee manages its business in accordance with Council Procedure 1 - Committees.

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8.2.8 Secretariat

A nominee of the Registrar is secretary.

The Director, Oodgeroo Unit acts as executive officer to the committee.

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Modification History

Date Sections Source Details
28.09.17 All Vice-Chancellor New committee charter with committee name change to reflect core areas of responsibility and revised terms of reference and membership
19.08.16 All Vice-Chancellor Revised terms of reference to include recommendations on the distribution of Indigenous Students Success Program (ISSP)
20.06.16 All Vice-Chancellor Revised membership category to reflect name change to position title, Indigenous Studies Research Network renamed to Indigenous Research and Engagement
06.01.16 All Vice-Chancellor Revised terms of reference and membership
30.03.15 All Governance and Legal Services Periodic review - no change in accordance with committee self-assessment review
04.07.13 All

Director, Governance and Legal Services

Revised policy - minor editorial change only
12.02.13 All Vice-Chancellor

New policy
(Following the development of the QUT Reconciliation Action Plan 2012 the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee was disestablished and the Indigenous Education and Employment Committee established)

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