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South West Campus Advisory Board

Expressions of Interest for Appointment - South West Campus Advisory Board

Edith Cowan University’s governance arrangements include a number of committees and boards which include external community members. In order to enhance the pool of potential members of these committees and boards, the Governance and Nominations Committee of Council would like to invite Expressions of Interest from community members willing to contribute to the South West Campus Advisory Board (SWCAB).

The SWCAB provides advice to the ECU Council and the South West Campus (based in Bunbury) where appropriate on matters such as the needs of the South West Region, research, enhancing external relationships, community engagement, promotion and development of the University in the South West and any other matters referred to it by Council and the South West Campus. In addition the advisory board and its members act as advocates for the University.

The South West Campus has the largest number of on-campus students in regional Western Australia and provides a variety of programs; all of which draws upon the Campus’ strengths in teaching and learning, research and engagement.  The South West Campus is at the center of education and health in the South West with a shared precinct of the South Regional TAFE, Manea Senior College, Rural Clinical School of WA, Dental Training Expanded Rural Placements Clinic, South West Aboriginal Medical Service, Bunbury Regional Hospital and St John of God Hospital.

A membership vacancy (under Section 3(a) of the University Statute 20 Bunbury Campus Advisory Board) is now available:

"ten persons appointed by the Council who are drawn from communities in the south west of Western Australia being persons with experience in education, the professions, industry or commerce and such other persons who are representative of the community."

Members of Council or its committees and boards are not remunerated.

ECU has a rich culture and strong sense of inclusion and particularly welcome applications from people culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, Indigenous people, women, young people.

An Expression of Interest should include a current resume and a short (one page) outline as to why you are attracted to a role on ECU’s South West Campus Advisory Board.  To submit an Expression of Interest, or for further information, please contact the University Governance Manager:

Ms Kathryn Clarke
08 6304 2109

Terms of Reference

Note:  Statute 20 will be revised to reflect the recent ECU Act amendments.

(a) Subject to the Act the Board shall perform any function conferred or imposed on it by the Act.

(b) Subject to paragraph (a) of this clause, the functions and duties of the Board shall be the promotion and development of the Bunbury Campus including:

(i) advising Council on strategic planning issues for the South West region including new courses, research needs, continuing education programmes, University community services, capital projects, and relationships with TAFE, schools, industry and government agencies;
(ii) advising Council on fundraising and community support strategies;
(iii) advising Council in relation to proposed expenditure of funds at the Campus and periodic monitoring of the expenditure of funds allocated to the Campus;
(iv) advising Council on and engaging in the promotion and development of the Campus;
(v) advising Council on the general welfare and development of students and staff at the Campus;
(vi) advising Council on matters referred to it by Council for consideration;
(vii) advising and making recommendations on the development of land and property of the Campus including the construction of buildings and leasing of real estate property in accordance with Council policies;
(viii) control and management of funds specifically allocated to the Board by the University.

Membership and meetings

See downloads for more information on the membership and meeting schedule of the South West Campus Advisory Board.

Agendas and minutes

To enquire about access to agendas and minutes from the South West Campus Advisory Board, please contact the Board's Executive Officer:

Mrs Rajes Shenton
Adviser, University Governance
Strategic & Governance Services Centre

Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2453

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