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Planning and Resources Committee

The role of the Planning and Resources Committee (PRC) is to recommend the strategic directions of the University to Council, in the context of development of the University’s plans and their resourcing strategies.

The Committee also provides advice to Council on issues arising from these plans. The key areas of concern to the Committee are planning and strategy, financial resources, asset management (including information technology) and human resources.

Members of the PRC include the Deputy Chancellor (who currently chairs the Committee), the Vice-Chancellor and President, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law, four members with specific expertise in strategic financial management and planning and up to two members co-opted by the Chancellor.

The Chancellor, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer attend meetings. In addition the Directors of Asset Management Services, Capital and Commercial, and Human Resources attend meetings where appropriate.

Audit and Risk Management Committee

The Audit and Risk Management Committee (ARMC) has five major areas of responsibility:

  1. Monitoring internal control and risk management
  2. Monitoring of internal audit activities
  3. Monitoring of external audit activities
  4. Oversight and appraisal of financial reporting
  5. Oversight of any fraud or ethics issues

Membership consists of a minimum of four and a maximum of six persons and at least one member of Council.

At least one ARMC member must be a member of the professional accounting or audit bodies in Australia and have a professional accounting, management consultancy or audit background.

At least one member should possess expertise within the education sector. Membership is approved by Council.

The initial term of office of members is a period not exceeding three years, and may be extended for further terms subject to the composition and skill requirements of the Committee.

Honorary Awards Committee

The Honorary Awards Committee seeks, considers and recommends to University Council nominations for honorary awards, in accordance with the University's Honorary Awards – Governing Policy.

In addition to the Deputy Chancellor, the Committee’s membership currently comprises the Vice-Chancellor and President, the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and two University Council members

The Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is a committee of Council, which was established in accordance with Council’s delegated authority under the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998. The purpose of the Committee is to:

  1. Act as a Search Committee for the role of Chancellor.
  2. Act as a Search Committee for members of Council and its Committees.
  3. Act as a Search Committee for the role of Vice-Chancellor and President (VCP).
  4. Conduct the VCP’s Annual Performance Review.

The Committee comprises of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and President, Chairperson ARMC, Chairperson PRC and other members as required (appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee).

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