Other University Communication Fora and University Assembly

Policy overview

1 Purpose

To provide information and guidance on Other University Communication Fora and University Assembly

2 Scope

All USQ Staff and Students

3 University Assembly

3.1 Role

The University Assembly (known as the UR USQ Forums) will provide a forum to discuss items of general interest and the concerns and aspirations of the University community. While it is not a decision making body, the University Assembly may make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on matters arising from meetings of the Assembly.

3.2 Functions

In carrying out its role the University Assembly will:

  • meet at least twice in each calendar year;
  • enable staff with areas of expertise to report to the University community on issues of importance;
  • provide a forum in which issues of concern may be raised and discussed; and
  • provide an opportunity for members of the University community to ask questions of University staff and to engage them in open debate.

3.3 Membership

All employees of the University are permitted to attend University Assemblies. The Vice-Chancellor, or nominee, will Chair the forums.

4 References

Nil.

5 Schedules

This policy must be read in conjunction with its subordinate schedules as provided in the table below.

6 Policy Information

Accountable Officer

Vice-Chancellor

Responsible Officer

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)

Policy Type

Governance Policy

Policy Suite

Subordinate Schedules

Approved Date

1/7/2012

Effective Date

1/7/2012

Review Date

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Related Procedures

Related forms, publications and websites

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Definitions that relate to this policy only

Keywords

Communication Fora, University Assembly, UR USQ Forum

Record No

13/550PL

Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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