Vice Chancellor's Advisory Group (VCAG)

Vice Chancellor's Advisory Group (VCAG)

Providing advice to the Vice-Chancellor on matters of strategic and operational significance, the primary role of the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group is to discuss and debate all operational matters relevant to members portfolio responsibilities affecting the University, including planning and resourcing.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group is also responsible for the review and endorsement of proposed governing documents and progress reviews on major projects, operational priority plans and other plans.

Papers for consideration by the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group must be provided by close of business on the Friday preceding the relevant meeting.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group submission coversheet must be submitted for all agenda items to provide a brief summary of the major issues addressed in the paper, to summarise the background to the paper and to outline the specific action required (the recommendations that VCAG is being asked to consider). The coversheet is to be used as a primary reference document for consideration of members. The length of the coversheet should be no more than two pages.

Where an agenda item is proposed by a University staff member who is not a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group, an appropriate Sponsor for the item must be identified.

This sponsor should be the member of Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group whose portfolio or interests most closely align with the topic at hand, this will often (but not always) be the supervisor of the staff member putting forward the agenda item.

For further information on any aspect of the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group, including scheduling, sponsorship or submission of papers, contact:

Mr Ross Springolo
Director, Strategic Services and Governance
T: 08 8946 7790
E: ross.springolo@cdu.edu.au 

Membership of the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group is drawn from the senior leadership of the University's Faculties and Divisions, and chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. Other members include:

  • Vice-Chancellor (Chair)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Deputy Chair)
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Law, Education, Business and Arts
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Research Training
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer

Under the Charles Darwin University Act 2003, the Vice-Chancellor has the authority to establish committees to assist in the management of the University.

A number of sub-committees have been established to review and examine matters of strategic importance more closely. The reports from these committees along with any recommendations for action are provided to the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group.

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Capital Development and Space Management Committee

For further information on any aspect of the Capital Development and Space Management Committee, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

Capital Development and Space Management Committee Secretariat
Karen Carroll
T: 08 8946 6676
E: karen.carroll@cdu.edu.au

Course Delivery Relationship Oversight Committee

For further information on any aspect of the Course Delivery Relationship Oversight Committee, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

Course Delivery Relationship Oversight Committee Secretariat
Janet Sincock
T: 08 8946 7778
E: janet.sincock@cdu.edu.au

Environmental Management Committee
TBA
Equity Committee

For further information on any aspect of the Equity Committee, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

TBA

International Committee

For further information on any aspect of the International Committee, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

International Committee Secretariat
Sally-Anne Hodgetts
T: 08 8946 7037
E: sally-anne.hodgetts@cdu.edu.au

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Governance Committee

For further information on any aspect of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)  Governance Committee, including scheduling or submission of papers, contact:

ICT Governance Committee Secretariat
Tomek Wolny
T: 08 8946 6469
E: tomek.wolny@cdu.edu.au

VET Strategic Workplace Asset Management Plan Working Group
TBA