The Governance Services team is responsible for value-adding secretariat support to the University Council and Council committees, including the Academic Senate and its supporting committees, as well as designated Vice-Chancellor's committees. Governance Services helps ensure the smooth handling of committee business and effective decision-making to enhance University governance arrangements. It provides advice on the Charles Sturt University Act 1989 and Charles Sturt University By-laws 2005, Governance Rules of the University as well as policy.
The Governance Services team is under the management of the Deputy Director, Governance Services and Academic Secretary who reports directly to the University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs.
The Deputy Director, Governance Services and Academic Secretary supervises the Manager Council Business, Executive officer (Academic Senate), Systems and Policy Officer and Administrative Assistant. The Manager Council Business also has a reporting line to the University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs in relation to the business of the University Council.
The Manager, Council Business supervises the Policy Officer as well as Governance officers who provide secretariat support to committees of Council as well as the Human Research Ethics, Animal Care research Ethics, Chemical Safety, Radiation Safety and Biosafety compliance committees.
The Executive Officer (Academic Senate) supervises Governance Officers who provide secretariat support to the committees of the Academic Senate and other academic committees.