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.

  • Academic Senate

    As defined by the Academic Senate Rules, Academic Senate is the principal academic body in the University and has certain powers delegated to it by Macquarie University Council.

    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.

  • Curriculum Transformation Online Support Portal

    For background information, links to online course submission form and access to all relevant guidelines and checklists, make sure you visit our online support portal

  • Elections

    Governance Services is responsible for conducting elections related to Macquarie University Council, Academic Senate, Faculty Boards and the Student Representative Committee.

  • Policies and procedures

    Policy Central is the official University repository for all approved institutional policies, procedures and schedules.

  • 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
    our community.

  • Enterprise Agreements

    Enterprise Agreements cover a broad range of matters relating to your employment.

  • Glossary

    This glossary defines academic and business terms used throughout the University.

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