Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.94
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date July 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.63 / 3.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
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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: The Tasmanian University Union (TUU) representatives represent students on a number of the Universities boards, committees, working groups and project teams to provide a voice and input on the issues and concerns that affect the student body. These include the University Council, Academic Senate, Learning and Teaching Committee, Student Experience Committee and Sustainability Committee. Students (not necessarily TUU representatives) also have representation in the Research Committee (postgraduate student) and the Equity Committee
- Academic staff: The University of Tasmania Act has established an Academic Senate, with responsibility for advising the Council on all academic matters relating to the University. The Academic Senate's primary responsibility is determining standards, exercising quality control and providing quality assurance across all the University's academic activities. Academic staff are also represented in the University Council, as well as the Research, Teaching and Learning, and Student Experience committees among others
- Non-academic staff: Although there is not a specific Staff Council, non-academic staff are represented in the University Council, as well as the Audit and Risk, Finance, and Built Environment and Infrastructure Council committees among others. Non-academic staff are also represented in other committees such as the Sustainability and Equity committees.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
14

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

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:
5

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
35.71

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?:
Yes

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 University of Tasmania is undertaking a once in a multi-generation initiative to build new campuses in three Tasmanian regions. To support this effort, the University has established a Transformation program led by senior managers dedicated to the program. The program includes regular community stakeholder engagement activities underpinned by University and community steering groups that meet regularly to guide the process in a collaborative way. For example, the Southern Transformation project is overseen by a high level steering group consisting of the Vice Chancellor, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Southern Transformation, Hobart City Council Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and the city's General Manager. A similar structure exists for the Northern Transformation effort. https://www.utas.edu.au/northern-transformation


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
2

Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In 2020, there will be 14 members in the University Council (usually 13) with a newly appointed woman to commence in early 2020, resulting in six women being members of the Council.

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