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Report on Council meeting – 22 February 2018

At its meeting held on 22 February 2018, the University Council received/considered/noted the following key matters:

Presentation from PVC (International and Quality)

Council received a presentation from Professor Robert Elliot, PVC (International and Quality) on International Student Recruitment: Trends, Opportunities and Risks.

Presentation from DVC (Research)

Council received a presentation from Professor Roland De Marco, DVC (Research and Innovation) on USC Research Highlights.

2017 USC Audited Financial Statements

Council resolved to approve the University’s 2017 Annual Financial Statements, as set out in Document 6.1.3, for sign off by the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and President and Chief Operating Officer before the QAO deadline, as advised by the CFO.

Moreton Bay update

Council received an update from the Chief Operating Officer, Dr Scott Snyder, on the Moreton Bay Campus Project.

2017 December Financial Outcomes Report

Council resolved to approve the 2017 December Outcomes Report of the University Consolidated Budget as set out in Document 6.2.4.

2018 – 2022 University Budget

Council was briefed by the Chief Operating Officer, Dr Scott Snyder, regarding the University’s budget approach post the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).

Change to the composition of Academic Board

Council resolved to approve amendments to the composition and terms of reference of the Academic Board to include the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) as an ex-officio member, as set out in Document 6.3.6.

Chairperson of the Academic Board

Council resolved to approve that the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) be appointed as the Chairperson of the Academic Board for a three-year term commencing from the date of appointment of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), as set out in Document 6.3.7.

Incident Management – Governing Policy

Council resolved to approve the Incident Management – Governing Policy, as set out in Document 7.1.

Delegations Framework – Governing Policy and Schedule of Delegations

Council resolved to approve the amendments to the Delegations Schedule as set out in Document 7.2 and noted that the wider review of the Delegations Framework was planned for 2018.

Farewell to Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Council noted that 22 February 2018 would be the final Council meeting attended by the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Birgit Lohmann. The Chancellor gave a vote of thanks to Professor Lohmann, on behalf of Council, for her sterling service and valuable expertise and contributions to Council.

Other items

On this occasion, Council also received or noted the following:

  • Regular reports from the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and President and the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Report on Exercise of Delegations
  • Minutes and reports of standing committees of Council
  • Capital & Commercial and Asset Management Services Report
  • Annual Report of the Executive Dean, FABL
  • Annual Report of the Executive Dean, FOSHEE
  • Minutes of the Sustainability Management Committee
  • ICSC Board Report
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