Pro-Chancellor

Pro-Chancellor

SUMMARY

The Pro-Chancellor Policy provides for the appointment of one or more Pro-Chancellors to represent the Chancellor or the Deputy Chancellor in ceremonial functions including presiding at graduation ceremonies.

POLICY

1     PURPOSE

This policy provides for the appointment of one or more Pro-Chancellors to represent the Chancellor or the Deputy Chancellor in ceremonial functions including presiding at graduation ceremonies.

2     BACKGROUND

The University Council acknowledges the role of the Chancellor in representing the University Council at community and ceremonial functions. The University Council has established the role of Pro-Chancellor to support the Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor in representing the University at ceremonies and events.

3     SCOPE

The title of Pro-Chancellor may be awarded by the University Council.

4     DEFINITIONS

Chancellor is the Chair of the University Council.

Council Member means a member appointed in accordance with the provisions of the Macquarie University Act 1989 (NSW) and the Macquarie University By-law 2005 (NSW).

Deputy Chancellor is the Deputy Chair of the University Council.

University Council is the governing authority of the University, established under Part 3, section 8 of the Macquarie University Act 1989 (NSW).

5     POLICY STATEMENT

Pro-Chancellor is an honorary title bestowed by the University Council.  The role of Pro-Chancellor is ceremonial, and a Pro-Chancellor has no authority to act on behalf of the University.

An appointment to the role of Pro-Chancellor will be made by resolution of University Council on the recommendation of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

The term of appointment will not exceed two years. A Pro-Chancellor may be re-appointed for additional terms.

The form of ceremonial dress of the Pro-Chancellor will be as specified in the Academic Costume Rules.

The University Council may terminate the appointment of a Pro-Chancellor and remove the title of Pro-Chancellor at any time by notice in writing signed by the Chancellor.

The role of Pro-Chancellor is honorary and does not attract remuneration.

A Pro-Chancellor will have:

  • access to the library
  • provision for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of the duties of a Pro-Chancellor.

The Chief of Staff of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor will manage the nominations process.

6     RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Macquarie University Act 1989 (NSW)

Macquarie University By-law 2005 (NSW)

7     KEY RELATED DOCUMENTS

Delegations of Authority Policy, Appendix 1 Reserved Powers of Council and Council Committees

Macquarie University Council Charter

Macquarie University Standing Resolution on Procedures of Council

Macquarie University Constitution Rules

8     NOTES

8.1

Contact Officer

Chief of Staff Office of the Vice-Chancellor

8.2

Implementation Officer

University Council Secretary

8.3

Approval Authority / Authorities

University Council (Res. 18/22)

8.4

Date Approved

14 June 2018

8.5

Date of Commencement

14 June 2018

8.6

Date for Review

June 2021

8.7

Documents Superseded by this Policy

Nil

8.8

Amendment History

5 July 2018 – minor amendment to clarify that Pro-Chancellor will have provision for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of the duties of a Pro-Chancellor.

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