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Senior Management Group

The Senior Management Group (SMG) was established by the Vice-Chancellor in December 2013.  Its key function is to serve as a channel for consultation on and communication of Executive decisions and to canvass opinions on some matters prior to their determination by the Executive.

The Senior Management Group has a critical role in ensuring that Deakin continues to implement LIVE the future as quickly and effectively as possible.

Terms of reference

  1. To ensure that the members of the Senior Management Group are informed of and engaged with key decisions of the Executive and developments in the higher education sector.
  2. To provide advice to the Executive on the implementation of aspects of the University's strategic agenda.
  3. To consider reports from the Executive and external experts and provide feedback to the Executive as appropriate.


The composition of the SMG includes the Vice-Chancellor (Chair), the Executive, Chair Academic Board, Heads of School, Faculty Associate Deans, Faculty General Managers, DUSA President, DUSA Vice President and some other Executive direct reports who have management responsibilities.

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