Governance, strategy and planning
We all can play a part in delivering Macquarie's strategy no matter what we do. Risks are managed more effectively when everyone understands their purpose, the governance that applies to the way we conduct ourselves and the policies that guide our actions. Our strategic initiatives provide impetus for a culture change, focusing our efforts on what’s important as we engage with the world and our students.
Macquarie University Council
Macquarie University is a statutory authority, created under the Macquarie University Act 1989 (as amended). The University Council is the governing body of the University. Under Part 4 of the Act, the Council acts for and on behalf of the University in the manner best calculated to promote the objects and interests of the University.
In accordance with Rule 9 (4)(a) of the Academic Senate Rules the Academic Senate may determine its own procedures. The Academic Senate conducts its meetings in accordance with Standing Orders, subject to the Macquarie University Act, By-laws and Macquarie University Rules.
To assist it in its work, Academic Senate has established a number of academic committees.
Governance Services is responsible for conducting elections related to Macquarie University Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Boards and the Student Representative Committee.
Risk and assurance
Risk and Assurance supports effective decision making across the University by ensuring any decisions made by staff are aligned to the agreed risk appetite.
Code of Conduct
At Macquarie University, our values determine how we behave toward our students, our staff and
Enterprise Agreements cover a broad range of matters relating to your employment.
This glossary defines academic and business terms used throughout the University.