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UTS Governance

Committees at UTS

The UTS committee structure ensures the governance and operation of the University is managed effectively with decisions made in a thorough, consultative, consistent and transparent way within delegations. Committees operate in line with better practice with approved terms of reference. 

Committee structure

UTS committee structure diagram (PDF)


UTS Council is the University's governing body. Council's powers and functions include the control and management of the University's affairs and concerns. Its membership is made up of official, appointed and elected members. Council may act in all matters in a manner that best promotes UTS objectives and interests.

Committees of Council

Council's committees are focused and skills-based bodies with the necessary technical expertise to deal with matters efficiently and effectively, and promote discussion of the relevant strategic issues at Council meetings. 

Academic Board

Academic Board is the principal advisory body to UTS Council on academic matters. It is concerned with policy development as it relates to the University's academic programs in education, scholarship, research and community service. It may refer policy recommendations to Council and discuss matters referred to it by Council.

Academic Board plays a key role in the UTS community by providing a forum for the discussion and debate of the academic directions of the University as well as the quality of its academic programs. Academic direction of Academic Board is aligned with and reflects the strategic direction of UTS.

Committees of Academic Board

Academic Board's committees are standing committees and boards of studies that advise the Board on a variety of matters pertaining to the academic programs of the University.

Faculty Boards

Each of the seven faculties has a faculty board charged with advising the Academic Board, the dean and other senior staff of the faculty on matters pertaining to the educational activities of the faculty. The membership composition of faculty boards may vary but all are set by Academic Board and must have a diverse membership including undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic staff and non-academic staff.

Senior University Management Committees

A number of management committees report to relevant members of the UTS senior executive covering areas such as planning, equity, ethics, housing, indigenous, sustainability and safety matters.