University of Southern Queensland Council is the University’s governing body. The Council, led by the Chancellor, sets the strategic direction of the University and is empowered under the University of Southern Queensland Act 1998 to do anything necessary or convenient in connection with its functions including specifically:
- Appointment of staff
- Management and control of the University’s affairs and property
- Management and control of the University’s finances.
The Council's primary responsibilities are set out in its Charter (PDF 214KB).
Council may delegate its responsibilities to an appropriately qualified member of the University’s staff or a member of University Council or to a qualified Committee. The power to make statutes or rules or to approve the University’s budget may not be delegated. In addition there are restrictions on Council’s ability to delegate approval of spending of special funding through bequests or donations.
Statutes, Policies and Guidelines – Council and Committees
The membership of the USQ Council includes:
- Vice-Chancellor, ex officio
- Chair, Academic Board, ex officio
- five members appointed by the Governor-in-Council
- up to three additional members appointed by the Council, at least one of whom must be a graduate of the University
- one member of the academic staff of the University elected by and from members of the academic staff
- one member of the professional staff of the University elected by and from members of the professional staff
- one student member elected by and from the enrolled students of the University, other than students who are members of the University staff.
Committees of USQ Council
USQ Council is assisted in its operations by the following standing committees:
USQ Council meets every 8 weeks at specific dates and times as outlined in the University meeting schedule.
Glossary of Terms
For additional information on USQ Council and its Committees please contact the University Secretary, Executive Officer to Council or Administration Officer to Council.
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