The Council is the governing body of the University of Newcastle. The Council, with the Academic Senate and the Vice-Chancellor, constitute the supreme executive authority of the University.
By virtue of Section 16 of the University of Newcastle Act 1989, the Council has responsibility for the management of the affairs and concerns of the University and may act in all matters concerning the University.
Academic Senate is the principal academic body of the University of Newcastle. It is the primary forum for debate on academic issues in the University, approves and amends academic policies, and has a major role in academic quality assurance processes through its Committees. Most members of the Academic Senate are elected by the academic staff of the University. Other members are elected student members or, ex officio.
Each Faculty has a Faculty Board which provides advice and refers to the Academic senate.
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Education and Arts
- Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
- Faculty of Health
- Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Staff and Students and in some cases other community members are able to contribute to the formulation of policy through committee membership.
Meeting dates are available at the Principal University Dates site.
Further information on University Policy development and Governance can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/category/governance.html
Complaints and information Management
Government Information Public Access Act
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The GIPA Act is regulated by the Office of the Information Commissioner
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