The Senate is the Board of Directors of Australian Catholic University Limited and is the governing body of the University. Learn more about the Senate, its terms of reference and current members.
The Senate is the governing authority of Australian Catholic University Limited. It comprises 18 Senators, each of whom are elected, nominated or ex-officio (a holder of another office position).
Currently, the Senate meets five times per year.
The Senate’s composition, authority and processes are described in Clause 13 of the Australian Catholic University Constitution.
The objectives of Senate are as follows:
According to Clause 16.1 of the University Constitution, the Senate can appoint committees and delegate many of its powers to them.
At least a third of a committee’s members must be made up of Senators, and any power exercised by a committee is deemed exercised by the Senate.
Current Standing Committees of the Senate include:
Learn more about the 18 members of the Senate, including nominated, ex-officio and elected members.
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