Purpose

The Senate Committee for Interim Business and Effectiveness is established as a Committee of the Senate and its purpose is to:

a) assist the Senate to maintain its effectiveness;

b) assist the governance of the Senate;

c) assist the administration of the Senate;

d) conduct urgent business on behalf of the Senate in exceptional circumstances.

Meetings

The Committee normally has five ordinary meetings each Academic Year, usually a fortnight before meetings of the Senate.

The Chair may authorise additional meetings if required to permit detailed consideration of particular topics.

Membership

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor (Chair)

The Vice-Principal (Vice-Chair)

The Chairs of the Standing Committees of the Senate

The Chairs of the Joint Committee(s) of the Court and the Senate

The President of the Student Union

Up to three elected Staff Members of the Senate, nominated by the Senate

Powers and Function

The Senate, through the Senate Statement of Primary Responsibilities and Delegations, delegates authority to the Senate Committee for Interim Business and Effectiveness to undertake a range of tasks in relation to:

  1. the effectiveness of the Senate and its Standing Committees;
  2. the governance of the Senate and its Standing Committees;
  3. the administration of the Senate and its Standing Committees;
  4. the conduct, at the invitation of the Chair of the Senate, of urgent business on behalf of the Senate where the Chair of the Senate deems it to be not practicable to wait until the next ordinary meeting of the Senate or to call an extraordinary meeting of the Senate.

Further powers are delegated to the Committee by the Senate within its Terms of Reference.

The Senate also makes clear the powers that are reserved to the Senate.