Sound governance and management is essential to ensure the success and sustainability of the University.
The governing authority of RMIT University is the Council. Its prime responsibilities are set out under the RMIT Act 2010 (PDF 757KB, 69p) and in the Council Governance Charter (PDF 128KB, 4p). The Council is responsible for the direction and superintendence of the University and Council members participate in formulating University policy and monitoring the University’s performance. The Council appoints the Vice-Chancellor and senior executives.
The Academic Board, which is also established under the Act, is responsible for recommending new programs, regulations and policy to Council and for establishing procedures related to both higher education and vocational education.
Council delegates the operational aspects of managing the university to the Vice-Chancellor and President, who is the University's chief executive officer and is responsible for the overall direction of strategic planning, finance and external affairs. The Vice-Chancellor is supported by an executive team that provides advice on policy and administrative matters relating to their area of responsibility.
RMIT is organised into operational portfolios and colleges which are responsible for overseeing the integrated support services and various activities, programs and partnerships of the University.
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Governance processes define rights and responsibilities, provide clarity about who can make decisions and any constraints on those decisions and ensure information on these processes is accessible.
The operational aspects of managing RMIT are delegated to the Vice-Chancellor and President, who is supported by senior executives who provide advice on policy and administrative matters.
The university committee structure has been created to effectively combine and capitalise on the knowledge, skills and experience of a number of individuals from a range of backgrounds.
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RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to creating life-changing experiences for our students.
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