Glossary

CSU Policy Library Common Glossary

The CSU Policy Library Common Glossary is a list of terms and their standard definitions for policies, procedures and guidelines. Unless separately defined or the context of the policy requires otherwise then the following definitions apply to each policy.

It is expected that the glossary will be built up over time and documents will gradually be converted to incorporate standard definitions as part of the normal review process.

Click on a letter from A to Z to view Common Glossary items that begin with the selected letter, or use the scroll bar located on the right hand side of this page to browse the entire list.

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  • Academic Senate

    means the Academic Senate of the University established by the Council under the Governance (Academic Senate) Rule 2006.

  • Academic staff

    means a person employed by the University who holds the position of Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer or Associate Lecturer.

  • Act

    means the Charles Sturt University Act 1989.

  • Associate

    of a person means any of the following:
    (a)      the spouse, de facto partner, parent, child, brother or sister, business partner or friend of the person,
    (b)      the spouse, de facto partner, parent, child, brother or sister, business partner or friend of a person referred to in paragraph (a) if that relationship is known to the person,
    (c)     any other person who is known to the person for reasons other than the person’s connection with the University or that person’s public reputation.

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  • By-law

    means the Charles Sturt University By-law 2005.

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  • Campus

    means a facility or location where the University:
    i.    has ownership of, or long term legal tenure at, the location or facility (generally indicated by freehold title, Crown land custodianship/trusteeship or exclusive leasehold);
    ii.    currently delivers, or has plans to deliver, a broad range of courses involving regular face-to-face teaching by University employed academic staff that are physically located at the facility;
    iii.    currently delivers, or has plans to deliver, a range of administrative services to staff and students at the location by University employed staff that are physically located at the facility;
    iv.    academic staff at the campus are expected to engage in research and scholarship as part of their duties; or
    v.    the University Council has resolved to approve the designation of the location as a 'campus' under the Act.

  • Casual Vacancy

    in an office means a vacancy that occurs in that office otherwise than because of the expiration of the term of office of the person holding the office.

  • Committee of Council

    means a committee established by the Council.

  • Council

    means the Council of the University.

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  • Employee

    means a member of the Academic staff or Professional/General staff.

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  • General staff

    has the same meaning as Professional/General Staff.

  • Graduate

    has the same meaning as set out in section 3 (2) of the Charles Sturt University Act 1989.

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  • International Study Centre

    means a temporary location or facility of the University that has the following characteristics:
    i.    face to face courses are delivered to international students in Australia from the
        location or facility predominantly in conjunction with, or under an agreement with,
        TAFE or other third party;
    ii.    the delivery of programs at the location is governed by agreement between Charles Sturt University and a third party for a fixed period and subject to renewal by agreement of the University and third party; and
    iii.    the Vice-Chancellor has formally approved the use of the title 'International Study Centre' in relation to that facility under delegated authority from the Council.

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  • Regional Study Centre

    means a temporary location or facility of the University that has the following characteristics:
    i.    face to face courses are delivered at the location or facility in Australia (remote, rural or regional) predominantly in conjunction with, or under an agreement with, a TAFE or other third party;
    ii.    distance education courses are delivered at the location with dedicated support provided by an employee of Charles Sturt University, or an employee of the third party under the direct supervision of an employee of Charles Sturt University;
    iii.    the delivery of programs at the location is governed by agreement between Charles Sturt University and a third party for a fixed period and subject to renewal by agreement of the University and third party; and
    iv.    the Vice-Chancellor has formally approved the use of the title 'Regional Study Centre' in relation to that facility under delegated authority from the Council.
    Note: a longer term collaborative site with TAFE or a third party may be designated a Regional Study Centre in limited circumstances where the site does not meet the requirements for designation as a campus or is not approved by the University Council to operate as a campus under the Act.

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  • Supervisor

    means the nominated supervisor of an employee from time to time.

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  • University

    means the Charles Sturt University established by the Charles Sturt University Act 1989.

  • University Secretary

    means the Secretary to the Council appointed under clause 19 of the Charles Sturt University By-Law 2005.

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  • Vice-Chancellor

    means the Principal Executive Officer of the University under section 12 of the Charles Sturt University Act 1989.