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Council - Statement of Primary Responsibilities

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Statement of Primary Responsibilities

(1) Without limiting the functions of the Council under Part 4, section 16 of the Southern Cross University Act 1993 (NSW) ('the Act'), the Council, in controlling and managing the affairs and concerns of the University, will:

  1. appoint, monitor and review the performance of the Vice-Chancellor and determine his or her remuneration;
  2. support the Vice Chancellor in:
    1. connecting with the University's external environment; and
    2. enhancing a University culture in accordance with the strategic plan;
  3. approve the University's mission and strategic direction;
  4. ensure that the University's values, visions and goals are turned into effective management systems;
  5. monitor the implementation of the University's mission statement and strategic plan;
  6. oversee and review the University's overall management performance;
  7. approve the University's annual budget and business plan;
  8. oversee and monitor the academic governance and activities of the University;
  9. oversee risk management and risk assessment across the University, including commercial undertakings;
  10. approve and monitor systems of control, reporting and accountability for the University, including maintaining a general overview of controlled entities within the meaning of section 16A of the Act, joint ventures and partnership arrangements;
  11. establishing policy and procedural principles, consistent with legal requirements and community expectations;
  12. approve the maximum percentage increment payable each year to members of the Executive and other senior officers; and
  13. ensure compliance with legal and government policy requirements.