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The governance of an organisation is the structure and process which allows planning and decision-making to take place. It is about effective management and accountability to stakeholders.
The Faculty of Business and Law invites students to participate in the various boards, committees and sub-committees which control all aspects of the management of the Faculty to ensure input from our most important stakeholders - our students.
If you would like to participate in the governance of the Faculty, please complete the Expression of Interest form.
'The Faculty values student participation. It enables greater interaction between staff and students. More importantly, it provides valuable insight into how changes in courses, processes or procedures could affect students and where improvements can be made.'
'The benefit for student representatives is that students can have a voice in key decision making. At an individual level, it is an excellent opportunity to develop skills which will be valuable in future employment.'
The table below lists the range of student representative positions available. Please select the Board/Committee for more details regarding Composition/Terms of Reference*:
|Faculty Board (341 KB)||6 meetings per year
Student representatives must be nominated and elected via Deakin University e-elections website
|1 Higher Degree by Research
|Academic Progress Committee (378 KB)
is divided into the following subcommittees:
|Each subcommittee meets at least once a trimester and is responsible for assessment and academic progress matters such as Review of Results.||1 Burwood Undergraduate
1 Geelong Undergraduate
1 Warrnambool Undergraduate
|Curriculum Committee (14 KB)||Typically 6 meetings per year with the aim to ensure the maintenance of academic rigour in all coursework programs.||1 Postgraduate
|Teaching and Learning Committee (16 KB)||Typically 6 meetings per year with the aim to enhance learning across the Faculty.||1 Postgraduate
|B+L Human Ethics Advisory Group (262 KB)||Typically meets once a trimester to assess research applications.||2 Higher Degree by Research|
|Access, Equity and Diversity (178 KB)||Assessment of access, equity and diversity issues.||1 Student|
|Advisory Boards (72 KB)
|Advisory boards are comprised of industry representatives, staff and students who meet 2+ times a year to discuss matters of importance and to ensure that courses are industry relevant.||At least 2 Undergraduate and 1 Postgraduate student per advisory board|
*Composition refers to positions that make up boards or committees and the membership is who fills them. Terms of reference are what the board or committee does and controls.
Please note: that all student representatives must be enrolled in a course offered by the Faculty of Business and Law and must not be full time employees of the University. Student representative roles are typically for a term of one year only.