Manual of Policies and Procedures

B/9.6 Faculty academic staffing committees charter

Contact Officer

Executive Director, Human Resources

Approval Date

23/12/2019

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

01/12/2022

9.6.1 Purpose
9.6.2 Accountability
9.6.3 Responsibilities
9.6.4 Membership
9.6.5 Meeting frequency
9.6.6 Procedures
9.6.7 Secretariat
Related Documents
Modification History

 

9.6.1 Purpose

Faculty academic staffing committees (FASC) consider and recommend on applications for academic promotion to Levels B and C within a faculty and other academic staffing matters in accordance with the policy on Performance, promotion and probation for academic staff (B/9.4).

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9.6.2 Accountability

Faculty academic staffing committees are management committees accountable to the relevant executive dean of faculty. One faculty academic staffing committee is established per faculty.

If required, institutes or other areas outside of faculties may establish a committee in order to enable coverage of staff within their area. This will require approval from the Vice-Chancellor and President and the committee will be named accordingly but remain operational under this Charter. 

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9.6.3 Responsibilities

Faculty academic staffing committees undertake the following responsibilities:

  • recommend approval of promotions for Level B and C within the faculty
  • provide a Recommendation Report to the University Academic Staffing Committee (UASC) on applications for Level D and E promotions
  • determine an applicant’s eligibility and qualification requirements in accordance with the Academic promotion procedure
  • provide advice to the relevant delegated officer on Level A, B or C probation goal setting and confirmations or terminations
  • provide advice to the executive dean on other staffing matters as requested.

Faculty academic staffing committees review relevant staffing matters for the faculty or associated faculty staff members who may be working within an institute.

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9.6.4 Membership

  • Executive dean ex officio as Chair
  • Deputy dean or associate dean, as Deputy Chair
  • Up to four academic staff members at Level D or E, including one external to the faculty and who may also be representative of a relevant and related institute
  • One University Academic Staffing Committee nominee, who is not employed within the faculty
  • Up to four other co-opted members can be nominated by the Chair for either part or full year
  • An Indigenous Australian academic staff member nominated by Chair (where relevant to the decisions or cases for review where a staff member has identified as Indigenous Australian)

The composition of a faculty academic staffing committee should be reflective of a variety of disciplines and is determined by the relevant executive dean as Chair. The Chair must adhere to the membership requirements and ensure a diverse and representative committee with consideration of gender, career stage and cultural diversity.

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9.6.5 Meeting frequency

Faculty academic staffing committees meet at least three times per year.

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9.6.6 Procedures

Faculty academic staffing committees operate in accordance with Council Procedure 1 – Committees.

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9.6.7 Secretariat

A nominee of the relevant executive dean of faculty is secretary.

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Related Documents

MOPP B/9.4 Performance, promotion and probation for academic staff

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Modification History

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Sections

Source

Details

23.12.19 All Vice-Chancellor and President New committee charter established to align with new policy B/9.4 Academic performance, promotion and probation for academic staff

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