Student representation on the College of Science, Engineering and Health (SEH) governance committees
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What is governance?
An organisation's governance structure is separate from management; it takes an objective view of the management of an organisation when participating in the planning and decision making processes. Membership of governance committees may include internal (students and staff) and external stakeholders. Governance is the set of internal structures and processes an organisation uses to:
- Make decisions relating to its regulations and standards.
- Ensure that it is operating and managing appropriately and according to its regulations and standards. The operating regulations and standards are determined by the interests of an organisation's internal and external stakeholders.
- Be accountable to others in that it is operating and managing appropriately and according to its regulations and standards.
- Monitor, check and improve.
SEH College committees
Undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education students are eligible to join the College Board and Academic Development Committee.
Student elections are held annually during Semester 2 for a period of 12 months, officially 1 January – 31 January of the following year.
Information is available upon the SEH elections web site or by emailing the Science, Engineering and Health Secretariat.
Role of a governance committee member
Before the meeting
- Be familiar with the Committee's Terms of Reference.
- Read and understand the agenda and papers ahead of the meeting.
At the meeting
- Listen to the discussion.
- Ask questions to clarify what is being discussed.
- Ask questions that address any concerns or doubts you have.
- Share your understandings from the student perspective.
- Vote on matters for decision, taking into consideration the benefit for the University and College.
After the meeting
- Read the minutes/action lists to ensure they reflect a true account of what happened in the meeting and report any anomalies to the secretary.
Who is eligible to be a member of an SEH governance committee?
Undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education students enrolled in a College of Science, Engineering and Health program and elected or appointed in accordance with the RMIT Elections Regulations.
It is expected that students elected to the College Board or Academic Development Committee will attend induction training for the relevant Board/Committee.
To be eligible for RMIT LEAD recognition
Students may achieve LEAD recognition through their participation on College Board or Academic Development Committee.
Interested members of the Board/Committee will need to:
- Register their interest in achieving LEAD recognition.
- Participate in the minimum number of Board/Committee meetings.
- Participate in the minimum training hours.
For information about the LEAD Certificate, see the RMIT Volunteering opportunities webpage.