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Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Education Advisory Committee - Membership and Terms of Reference

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Section 1 - Purpose

(1) The Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (VCIEAC) is a mechanism to provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to Indigenous higher education. The Terms of Reference for the Committee were established by the Vice-Chancellor and are effective from 1 January 2004.

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Section 2 - Membership

(2) The Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Education Advisory Committee shall comprise:

  1. Vice-Chancellor (ex officio);
  2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Presiding Officer;
  3. Director, Indigenous Education Centre;
  4. one community representative nominated by each Community Advisory Board*;
  5. two external Indigenous representatives nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;
  6. three IEC staff nominated by the Director's forum**;
  7. one Koori student nominated by and from the Director's forum*; and
  8. two Koori academics of the University nominated by the Vice-Chancellor**.
*Alternates may also be chosen for these positions.
**In selecting Koori academics the Vice-Chancellor will take account of the membership overall and select so as to ensure that there is a staff member of the undefinedthe University from each main campuses identified in the Charles Sturt University Act on the VCIEAC.

(3) Note: Members would be nominated or selected for terms of two years.

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Section 3 - Terms of Reference

(4) The Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Education Advisory Committee shall meet face-to-face up to three times per year. In promoting Indigenous higher education, the VCIEAC shall provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor on:

  1. Indigenous higher education from its consultations with the Indigenous community, Maldhan Gilanna Indigenous Education Centre (IEC), and representatives from relevant government organisations;
  2. the the University's Indigenous Education Strategy and its implementation;
  3. student and community satisfaction with academic programs, academic support, social and cultural support provided for Indigenous people at Charles Sturt University;
  4. Indigenous educational issues raised by the Campus Indigenous Community Advisory Boards;
  5. processes for the development and implementation of courses and subject materials;
  6. appropriate mechanisms to be used when liaising with Wiradjuri communities and other Indigenous communities;
  7. Indigenous Educational strategies of the Faculties;
  8. development of the the University's Indigenous Employment Strategy; and
  9. the management, funding and strategic directions of the Maldhan Gilanna Indigenous Education Centre.