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Report on Council meeting – 21 May 2018

At its meeting held on 21 May 2018, the University Council received/considered/noted the following key matters:

Presentation by Director, Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute

Council received a presentation from Professor Jim Lagopoulos, Director of the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute on developments since it commenced operation two years ago.

Annual Report on activities of the Foundation Board – Presentation by Russell Ousley, Director, Development Office

Council received a report and presentation from Russel Ousley, Director of the Development Office on the development strategies and activities they undertake and the form of donations received and how they are used.

Indigenous matters

Council received a report titled Current Statistics and Trends – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students at USC, as set out in Document 4.2. The report showcases USC’s achievements.

Moreton Bay Project authorisations and update

Council resolved to authorise management to sign the USC-MBRC Development Agreement.

Thompson Institute

Council discussed a proposal to rezone the Thompson Institute site at 12 Innovation Parkway, Birtinya but was interested in being provided with additional detail prior to further consideration at a subsequent Council meeting.

2018 April Budget Reforecast

Council resolved to approve the April 2018-2022 Reforecast University Triennial Budget, as set out in Document 6.2.2.

Equity and Diversity - Governing Policy

Council resolved to approve the proposed amendments to the Equity and Diversity - Governing Policy, as set out in Document 7.1.

Compliance Management Framework – Governing Policy

Council resolved to approve the proposed amendments to the Compliance Management Framework – Governing Policy and endorses the following supporting procedures for the approval of the Vice-Chancellor and President, as set out in Document 7.2.

  • Compliance Management Framework – Procedures
  • Compliance Management Framework Annual Compliance Review – Procedures
  • Compliance Management Framework Breach Reporting - Procedures
Governance Framework – Governing Policy

Council resolved to approve the proposed amendments to the Governance Framework – Governing Policy, as set out in Document 7.3.

Delegations Framework – Governing Policy

Council resolved to approve the proposed amendments to the Delegations Framework – Governing Policy, as set out in Document 7.4.

Management of Contracts and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) – Governing Policy

Council resolved to approve the proposed changes to the Management of Contracts and Memoranda of Understanding – Governing Policy, as set out in Document 7.5.

Election of Council Members – Governing Policy

Council resolved to approve the proposed amendments to the Election of Council Members – Governing Policy, as set out in Document 7.6.

Land, Traffic and Parking Rules – Rescission

Council resolved to approve rescission of the Land, Traffic and Parking Rules, from 1 June 2018, as set out in Document 7.7, noting that the Rules will be replaced by the new Conduct on University Premises – Managerial Policy and significant amendments to the Parking – Managerial Policy, including the Conditions of Parking.

Council Membership

Council resolved to approve that Ms Jenny Morawska be appointed to the membership of Council in the category of “Additional member appointed by Council (member of the USC Alumni)” for a four-year term commencing from 9 December 2018.

Council resolved to approve that Mr Tim Rothwell be appointed to the membership of Council in the category of “Additional member appointed by Council” for a four-year term commencing from 2 August 2018.

Planning and Resources Committee membership

Council resolved to reappoint Scott Williams to the Planning and Resources Committee for a further two year term, commencing from 26 May 2018.

Other items

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

  • Regular reports from the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and President and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Report on Exercise of Delegations
  • Report on Use of the University Seal
  • Minutes and reports of standing committees of Council
  • Academic Plan Performance Report
  • 2017 Student Guild Financial Statements
  • Council Retreat Outcomes Report
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