Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee

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Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee

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This Indigenous Advisory Committee makes recommendations to and advises the Vice-Chancellor and President on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy matters relevant to the University. The role of the Committee is to provide strategic advice and guidance to the Vice-Chancellor and President on the achievement of outcomes for Indigenous students and staff, and research and curriculum matters associated with the University, consistent with the Strategic Plan 2016-2020 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and employment initiatives.

Terms of reference
  1. To advise the University on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student matters including equitable access, participation, retention and success.
  2. To monitor outcomes and advise on strategies to increase the employment and career development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in academic and non-academic roles at the University.
  3. To review the impact of University and government policy developments on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and student outcomes.
  4. To collaborate with employer and industry/professional bodies to build and extend pathways into higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  5. To advise on development of the University’s Indigenous cultural competence, including the strategic direction and excellence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and research.
Membership
  • An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander member of University Council (Chairperson)
  • Vice-Chancellor and President
  • Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)
  • Community members (3)
  • Manager, North Coast Region Indigenous Education Unit, Education Queensland
  • State Government representative
  • TAFE representative
  • Industry/professional representatives (2)
  • Manager, Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives of Faculty (2) 
  • Buranga Indigenous Student Committee (BISC) Co-Chairs (2)
  • Head of Indigenous Services, Buranga Centre
  • Director, Human Resources
  • In attendance - Secretary

Membership of 19. Quorum of 10

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of USC staff are welcome to be in attendance at meetings of the Vice-Chancellor and President’s Indigenous Advisory Committee.

The Vice-Chancellor and President’s Indigenous Advisory Committee may invite any person to attend specific meetings, or co-opt members to the Committee or as part of working parties or sub-groups, to assist the Committee in its deliberations or undertake nominated tasks.

Tenure and frequency of meetings
  • Members of this Indigenous Advisory Committee (other than ex officio members) shall serve for terms of up to two (2) years, concluding on 30 June of the relevant anniversary year.
  • A minimum of three meetings a year is required. As a guide, these meetings would best serve the University to be at the end of February, end of July and end of November, each year.
Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee Minutes and agendas

Copies of the Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Advisory Committee minutes and agendas are available on MyUSC under the relevant meeting folder.

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