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Review of Academic and Administrative Service Units Guideline

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Section 1 - Purpose and Objectives

(1) This Guideline enacts the Supervisory Organisational Structure Policy and Review of Academic and Administrative Service Units Procedure.

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Section 2 - Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

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Section 3 - Guideline Scope/Coverage

(2) This Guideline applies to the review of Academic and Administrative service Units.

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Section 4 - Guideline Statement

(3) The following guidelines are provided to review committees to assist in the preparation for, and conduct of, the review:

  1. ‘Review Week – Proposed Broad Model’; and
  2. Review of Academic and Administrative Service Units - Report Template
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Section 5 - Guidelines 

Review Week – Proposed Broad Model

Sunday Evening
  • Dinner for all members of the review committee and the Secretary to discuss review issues and orient external members to University procedures and protocols.
Monday Morning
  • Interviews with the Vice-Chancellor, Provost, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) (15 minutes each).

• Interview with the Senior Executive member relevant to the Unit [if not interviewed above] (30 minutes).
• Interview with the Director of the Unit (60 minutes).
Monday Afternoon
  • Interviews with staff.
Tuesday Morning
  • Interviews with staff.
Tuesday Afternoon
  • Visit to the Unit for an informal gathering to meet all staff over lunch/afternoon tea, inspection of Unit facilities.

• Report writing to commence.
Wednesday Morning
  • Report writing, outstanding/unscheduled interviews.

• Meeting with the relevant Senior Executive member to discuss feasibility of draft recommendations.
Wednesday Afternoon
  • Meeting with the Director of the Unit to present draft recommendations (60 minutes).

• Presentation of draft recommendations to all Unit staff at the Unit – all review committee members to be in attendance (60 minutes).

• Finalisation of report in penultimate draft form.