Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Council and Management

What is Senate's relationship to Council?

The existence of Academic Senate is a statutory requirement of the Charles Sturt University Act 1989 No 76 that established the University. The principal functions of the Academic Senate are defined in the associated Charles Sturt University By-law 2005, with additional functions allocated by University Council under the Governance (Academic Senate) Rule 2018. The existence and principal functions of Senate are therefore legislated by government, and the Academic Senate operates as a sub-committee of the University Council.

What is Senate's relationship with Management?

As with all governance bodies, Academic Senate provides governance oversight of activities which are directed by the management structure of the organisation. Many members of the management of the University are also members of the Academic Senate, and therefore have responsibility for providing critical oversight there of activities which they also manage for the University.