Staff are invited to nominate for one of three staff positions on the University Council. As the governing body, Council looks after the affairs and concerns of the University and promotes its interests and objectives. Council sets the University's strategic direction and monitors its performance. It is similar to a Board of Directors.
Being a Council member is a great experience and it puts you right in the engine room of the University. You have input into major decisions and help shape the future direction of the University. It is also a great opportunity to experience corporate governance at a high level.
You can find out more about what the Council does at www.newcastle.edu.au/service/committees/council/index.html
The three staff member positions - two academic and one non academic - are now open for nominations for a two-year term. Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 24 July 2008, which will be followed by a ballot if necessary.
Further details, including a link to the nomination form, can be found at www.newcastle.edu.au/service/elections/index.html or by contacting David Donnelly, Deputy Academic Registrar (Governance and Policy) or Shirley Sorensen , Governance and Policy.