Student Representation and Consultation Policy
Please note that this policy has not yet been converted to the new format.
Note that provisions regarding student representation on Council and Academic Board are contained in Monash University (Council) Regulations Parts 2 and 3. Representation on other committees should also be interpreted subject to this statute.
Student representation and consultation
An integral part of the university's commitment to effective teaching is its acknowledgment that students have a significant contribution to make to the development of educational programs. The institution has a responsibility to ensure that there are effective procedures for seeking regular feedback from students and for involving them in decisions affecting their learning.
Each faculty shall review student representation on faculty bodies which make decisions affecting students in their studies, including numbers of representatives, method of filling positions, gender balance, terms of office, timeliness of filling positions, filling of casual vacancies and other relevant procedural matters, with a view to developing proposals to implement the above principles for approval by the Academic Board, through the Education Committee.
Faculties shall conduct regular reviews of procedures to ensure that principles relating to student representation and consultation are being met, with findings to be included in deans' annual reports to the Academic Board through the Education Committee
Representation on senior university committees - undergraduate
4 Members elected for 1 year, term of office to commence 1 January in the year next following election; electorates to be each of: Caulfield/Peninsula, Clayton, Gippsland, Parkville/Berwick.
1 nominee of each of the student organisations viz MSA, MUGSU, Pharmacy Students Association and Berwick Student Association.
Two nominees from MonSU – 1 nominee from Caulfield and 1 from Peninsula
Term of office to be 1 year from January to December.
At least 1 student per campus on which the faculty operates with a minimum of 4 and normally resulting in a total of 6 student members; however the maximum number is at the discretion of the faculty.
Student representation on senior university committees—postgraduate and graduate
2 members elected for annual year term; electorate is all postgraduate students at the university.
2 members, 1 Masters by Coursework and 1 Graduate Diploma student appointed by MPA for annual 1 year term.
At least 1 research and 1 non-research postgraduate student with maximum number to be at the discretion of the faculty.
Postgraduate and Graduate Nominations
For the purposes of election graduate diploma students shall be defined as graduate students rather than undergraduate students.
The objective of this policy is facilitate feedback from Monash students in university decision making.
This policy applies to Academic Board, the Education Committee and Deans.
MonSU means the Monash University Student Union Incorporated (Caulfield and Peninsula Campuses)
MPA means the Monash Postgraduate Association
MSA means the Monash Student Association (Clayton) Incorporated
MUFSO means the Monash University Federation of Student Organisations
MUGSU means the Monash University Gippsland Student Union
Responsibilities for Implementation
Academic Board shall consider this policy for review three years after approval, or earlier if required.
Approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Planning) on 2 December 2002
Change to "Responsibilities for Implementation" made by Education Committee Meeting 6/2005, 26 October 2005.