Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

Students
Student representation at UQ is a vital way for staff members to seek the opinions of students when making key decisions that have a profound impact on the student experience at UQ. Representation can occur in a wide variety of ways, such as on committees, boards, or in advisory groups. UQ's Student Representation initiative encourages student representatives and staff members to work in a mutually beneficial way in a variety of opportunities across the University.
Students are involved in Committees, Student Advisory Groups, Staff-Student Liason Committees and Student Forums.
Students participate in the Senate, the Academic Board, the Teaching and Learning Committee, the Student Experience Committee, the Committee for Academic Programs Policy, Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee and the Amenities Fee Sub-Committee and other committees.
UQ has a number of programs to support and prepare students to participate in University governance bodies and committees.
https://employability.uq.edu.au/committee-representation
https://employability.uq.edu.au/get-experiences/student-staff-partnerships/student-staff-partnerships-representation/student-advisory-groups
https://employability.uq.edu.au/get-experiences/student-staff-partnerships/student-staff-partnerships-representation/staff-student-liaison-committees
https://employability.uq.edu.au/get-experiences/student-staff-partnerships/student-staff-partnerships-representation/student-forums

Academic Staff
Academic staff are represented as members on a variety of committees and governing bodies including Senate, the Academic Board, the Teaching and Learning Committee, the Research Committee, Higher Degree by Research Committee, Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee, Student Experience Committee, Enterprise Bargaining Committee, UQ Cultural Inclusion council

Non-Academic Staff
Non-academic staff, also known as Professional or General staff, are represented on a number of committees and governing bodies as elected, ex-officio, appointed or observing (non-voting) members. Committees that focus on institutional governance includes Senate and the Enterprise Bargaining Committee.
Participation in topical committees include the Academic Board, Student Experience Committee, Student Services and Amenities Fee Sub-Committee, UQ Ally Action Committee, UQ Disability Inclusion group and the UQ Cultural Inclusion council.

Details on governance bodies and committees, including membership can be found online:
University Senate
https://senate.uq.edu.au/composition-34th-senate-2018-2021
Academic Board
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/academic-board-and-committees/academic-board
Enterprise bargaining committee
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/enterprise-bargaining/negotiations
UQ Ally Action Committee
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity/commitment/ally-action-committee
UQ Disability Inclusion group
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity/commitment/disability-inclusion-group
UQ Cultural Inclusion council
https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity-and-inclusion/cultural-and-linguistic-diversity/uq-cultural-inclusion-council
Teaching and Learning Committee
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/academic-board-and-committees/teaching-and-learning-committee
Research Committee
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/academic-board-and-committees/research-committee
Committee for Academic Programs Policy
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/committees/capp
Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/cassc
Higher Degree by Research Committee
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/about/higher-degree-research-committee
Student Experience Committee
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/academic-board-and-committees/student-experience-committee
Student Services and Amenities Fee Sub-Committee
https://academic-board.uq.edu.au/ssafsc


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
21

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
2

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
11

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
52.38

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
No

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

The Reconciliation Action Plan oversight committee exists to develop and strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) peoples and to act in an advisory role to the Vice Chancellor and senior executive. The Committee provides local opinions and advises on a broad range of matters affecting the ATSI community. Membership includes local Aboriginal community representatives, Torres Strait Islander community representatives as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait alumni, students and elected student union Goorie Berrimpa representatives.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
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