The Senate

Statutes of The University of the South Pacific s27 (1)

(pending Council Approval)

The Senate shall consist of the following persons, namely:

  1. Ex-officio members being:
    • The Vice-Chancellor and President (who shall be Chair of the Senate);
    • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor(s);
    • The Chief Operating Officer;
    • The Heads of Academic Units
    • The Director, Information Technology Services;
    • The University Librarian;
    • The Executive Director, Finance;
    • The Executive Director, People and Workforce Strategy
  2. Elected members being:
    • One Professor per School elected by academic staff of the School
    • Five non-professorial academic staff to be elected by all academic staff, at least three of whom shall be women;
    • Three Directors of Campus outside Fiji, at least one of whom shall be a woman, to be elected by all Directors of Campus;
    • Four student members, at least two of whom shall be women, to be appointed or elected in accordance with Ordinances of the University.
  3. A member appointed from any academic institution which is affiliated or otherwise associated with the University, on such terms as the Council may from time to time determine.

In Attendance

  • The Director, Centre of Flexible Learning
  • Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching & Quality)
  • Deputy Heads of Schools (Research and Graduate Affairs)
  • The Director, Planning & Quality Office
  • The Director Research
  • The Director, Education
  • Group Manager, Student Administrative Services

Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat 

 

COMMITTEES OF SENATE

(Sub-committees of the Committees of Senate are not listed)

ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES COMMITTEE (APC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Chair

Two Professors elected by the Senate

Director Education

Director, CFL

Director, Research

Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching & Quality)

University Librarian

Director, Pacific TAFE

Director, PaCE-SD

Group Manager, Student Administrative Services

President of USPSA Federal

One student representative appointed by the President of USPSA Federal

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS AND POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE (ARPRC)

One Head of Academic Unit appointed by the Senate, Chair

Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching & Quality)

Deputy Heads of Schools (Research and Graduate Affairs)

Director Education

Director Research

Group Manager, Student Administrative Services

Director Pacific TAFE or nominee

Director PaCE-SD or nominee

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

TEACHING QUALITY COMMITTEE (TQC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Chair

Director Education

Director, Research

Director Flexible Learning

University Librarian

Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching & Quality)

Two Campus Directors, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor and President

A representative from the ITeL Committee, appointed by the ITeL Chair

Director, Pacific TAFE

Director PaCE-SD

Director Planning and Quality

President of USPSA Federal

One student representative appointed by the President of USPSA Federal

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

 UNIVERSITY RESEARCH COMMITTEE (URC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation – Chair

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education or nominee

Deputy Heads of Schools (Research & Postgraduate Affairs)

3 Professorial staff from different disciplines appointed by the Senate

University Librarian

One Campus Director, elected by the Regional Campus Directors

One Legal Representative, nominated by the  Vice-Chancellor & President

One Postgraduate student nominated by the USPSA Federal

Director, PaCE-SD

Director, Research

In Attendance

Executive Director of Finance or nominee

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE (UREC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Innovation or nominee (Chair)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education

Heads of Academic Units or nominees

Director, Research

One Legal Representative, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor & President

One Postgraduate student representative, nominated by the USPSA Federal

In attendance

The Chair to determine as necessary

 

 STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE (SDC)

Regulation Governing Student Conduct, D2. Discipline Committee

  • There shall be Discipline Committees of the Senate for Alafua, Emalus and Laucala Campus.
  • The Committee shall consist of the following members:
  1. the Vice-Chancellor or nominee on the Alafua, Emalus and Laucala Campuses, who shall be the Permanent Chair of the Committee;
  2. three members selected from a panel approved by the Senate and submitted to the Vice-   Chancellor. The panel for a Committee shall contain no less than six names;
  3. two executive members of the Branch Association;
  4. a member of USPSA Federal Council nominated by the Council.
  • … In the absence of the Permanent Chair the Committee shall elect a chair from among its members.

Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

STUDENT DISCIPLINE APPEALS COMMITTEE (SDAC)

 Regulation Governing Student Conduct, D9. Appeals

(1) There shall be a Discipline Appeals Committee.

(2) The Discipline Appeals Committee shall consist of the following members:

The Pro-Chancellor’s nominee as Chair

the Vice-Chancellor or his/her nominee; and

two members of the Discipline Committee, one of whom shall be a representative of USPSA.

Meetings shall be chaired by the Permanent Chair. No person who sat on the Committee hearing the matter under appeal shall sit on the Discipline Appeals Committee.

 

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE (USC)

 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Chair

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and International or nominee

Director Education

Director Research

Heads of Academic Units or nominees

Director, Marketing & Communications

University Scholarship Officer

Student Representative appointed by USPSA Federal

Manager, Disability Resource Centre

In Attendance

Executive Director Finance or nominee

Group Manager, Student Administrative Services or nominee

Executive Officer, DVC (Education)

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

CAMPUS LIFE COMMITTEE (CLC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Chair

Three academic Senate members, appointed by the Senate

Three students (two undergraduate and one postgraduate) appointed by USPSA (2 Laucala, 1 from Samoa or Emalus)

Director Education

University Librarian

Group Manager, Campus Life

One person appointed by Executive Director of Finance

One person appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RCEI) from a large Regional Campus

One person appointed by Director Commercial

One person appointed by Director Estates and Infrastructure

Chief Security Officer

Student Learning Support Representative appointed by DVC Education

USP Chaplain

Chair of the Student Discipline Committee

Manager, International Office

In Attendance

One Representative of Student Administrative Services

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (CITC)

Vice-Chancellor and President or nominee as Chair

Director, Flexible Learning or nominee

Executive Director Finance or nominee

One Regional Campus Director to be elected by the Campus Directors

Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching & Quality)

Director, Information Technology Services

Director, Education

Head of STEMP or nominee

Director, Pacific TAFE

Director, PaCE-SD or nominee

Director, Marketing and Communication

Director, Planning and Quality

University Librarian or nominee

Two students appointed by the USP Federal Body, one being a regional representative and one being a Laucala Campus representative

 

In Attendance

Deputy Director, ITS

Manager, Administrative Computing

Manager, Enterprise Systems & Networks

Manager, User Services

Manager, Enterprise Architecture and Projects

Manager MIS, Student Administrative Services

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

CREDIT ASSESSMENT AND VALIDATION COMMITTEE (CAVC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) – Chair

Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching and Quality)

Director Education

Director, Pacific TAFE

Director, Planning and Quality

Group Manager, Student Administrative Services

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE (DEIC)

Executive Director People & Workforce Strategy (Chair)

Director, Research or nominee

Director, Commercial or nominee

CROP Gender Focal Point or nominee

2 Regional Campus Directors Representative, appointed by the DVC (RCEI)

1 representative from each Academic Unit appointed by the Head of Academic Unit

1 representative from Finance appointed by Executive Director Finance

1 representative from HR appointed by the Executive Director, People and Workforce Strategy

1 representative from SAS appointed by the Group Manager SAS

1 representative from the Library appointed by the University Librarian

1 representative from the ITS, appointed by the Director ITS

1representative from each Staff Union

2 student representatives (postgraduate and undergraduate) appointed by President USPSA Federal

Manager, Disability Resource Centre

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING AND TEACHING COMMITTEE (ITEL)

Director Centre of Flexible Learning (Chair)

Director Education

Director, Research or nominee

Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching & Quality)

One Campus Director

Director Pacific TAFE or nominee

Head for Learning Technologies and Analytics

Director ITS or nominee

Group Manager Student Administrative Services or nominee

One student representative appointed by the President of USPSA Federal

USP Librarian or nominee

In Attendance

Centre for Flexible Learning, Head of Learning Experience Design & Development

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

MEDALS AND PRIZES COMMITTEE (MPC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Education) Chair

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Director Education

Director Research

Heads of Academic Units or nominees

In Attendance

Group Manager, Student Administrative Services or nominee

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat

 

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LAC)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Chair

Director Research

Director Education

University Librarian

Deputy Heads of Schools (Learning, Teaching & Quality)

Deputy Heads of Schools (Research and Graduate Affairs)

One representative from the Centre for Flexible Learning appointed by the Director CFL

Two representatives from the Federal body of USPSA

One representative from IT Services appointed by the Director ITS

Two Heads of Colleges for Pacific TAFE

One representative from PACE-SD appointed by the Director Pace-SD

One representative of Regional Campus Directors appointed by the DVC (RCEI)

The Committee may co-opt any University staff or student as and when required

 Secretary 

Council and Senate Secretariat