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                        THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

         Minutes of the meeting of the Senate held in the Senate Room, University,
                      Nedlands on Monday, 27 June 2005, at 4.00 pm



PRESENT:

The Chancellor (Dr K C Michael) in the Chair, the Vice-Chancellor (Professor A Robson), Dr S
Baker, Professor S Bunt, Clinical Professor L A Cala, Mr J Fogarty, Ms G Gooding, Mr D
Griffiths, Ms N Hepburn, Dr A Howarth, Mrs J Jones, Ms N Mast, Ms V Morgan, Ms N
Nugraweni, Dr T Quickenden, Mr L G Rowe, Ms E Smyth, Mrs C Tang.

By Invitation: the student member elect (Ms S Byers), the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Professor M Seares), the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)(Professor D
McEachern), the Executive Director (Academic Services) and Registrar (Mr P W Curtis),
the Executive Director (Finance and Resources) (Ms G McMath), the Vice-President of the
Academic Staff Association (Dr S Penrose), the Vice-President of the National Tertiary
Education Union (Mr T Stewart), the representative of the Community & Public Sector
Union (Mr J Wintle), the Director of Public Affairs (Mr C Campbell-Fraser), the Acting
Executive Officer, Vice-Chancellery (Mr D Durack).

Mrs J Massey as Secretary.


APOLOGIES:

the Pro Chancellor (The Hon Justice C Wheeler), Professor G Martin, Mr M Zilko, the
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Professor B Probert).

PERSONAL

The Senate congratulated the Chancellor on the announcement of his forthcoming
appointment as State Governor. Members also congratulated Dr Tony Howarth on his
Western Australian Citizen of the Year award.


1.    DECLARATION OF INTEREST

The Chair invited members to declare interests in relation to any item on the agenda. No
interests were declared.


2.    MINUTES

RESOLVED – 47

that the minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2005 be confirmed.


3.    ADMISSION TO DEGREES AND AWARD OF DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

RESOLVED – 48

that the candidates named below be admitted to their respective degrees:
     Bachelor of Arts                                  ..   Oded AVRAHAM
                                                            Catherine Ann COMMANDER
                                                            Michael Derrick HOLLICK

     Bachelor of Commerce                              ..   May Khim Jean SAW
                                                            Rickie-Lee VIDLER
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     Bachelor of Economics                             ..   Carly Joy ANDERSON

     Bachelor of Engineering                           ..   Marcin ZAWADZKI

     Bachelor of Physical and Health Education         ..   Luke Anthony SKERRATT

     Bachelor of Science                               ..   David Alan DETATA
                                                            Shaun Timothy NEW

     Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours     ..   Sze-Hsien Jolie TAN
     (Division A)

     Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)          ..   Tara Lyn FERNANDEZ

     Master of Business Administration                 ..   Kevin Shaun GIBSON
                                                            Peter Anatol KRAWEC
                                                            Thomas John NOLAN
                                                            Ling Wen WONG

     Master of Business Administration (Advanced)      ..   Yuhao ZHAO

     Master of Clinical Audiology                      ..   Steven John ITALIANO

     Master of Economics                               ..   John Philip McCARTNEY

     Master of Educational Management                  ..   Chiew Inn WAN

     Master of Educational Management with Honours     ..   Gurdish Kaur GILL

     Master of Educational Studies                     ..   Yin Ping Apple LEE

     Master of Forensic Science                        ..   David Alan DETATA

     Master of Manual Therapy                          ..   Rachel McILDUFF

     Master of Psychology                              ..   Charmaine Ann CAMERON

     Master of Public Health                           ..   Kim Howard LEIGHTON
                                                            Denise Leonie SULLIVAN

     Doctor of Philosophy                              ..   Barbara AKHURST
                                                            Charmaine Ann CAMERON
                                                            Sonĵa Elizabeth HALL
                                                            Joko PRIYONO
                                                            Gary James RIVERS

RESOLVED – 49

that the candidates named below be awarded their respective diplomas:

     Graduate Diploma in Business Administration       ..   Felisia ANDIWINATI

     Graduate Diploma in Education                     ..   Alison DEANUS
                                                            Luke Anthony SKERRATT

     Graduate Diploma in Oil and Gas Engineering       ..   Iftikhar ALTAF
                                                            Stuart Maxwell BOND


4.    APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS AND AWARDS OF TENURE

Senate noted the following information on appointments, promotions and awards of tenure, in
accordance with Senate Resolution 274/00:

Promotion to Professor

Associate Professor Philippa Maddern (School of Humanities)
Associate Professor Michael Paech (Division of Anaesthesia, School of Medicine and Pharmacology)
Associate Professor Robert Stick (School of Biomedical, Biomolecular and Chemical Sciences)
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            Award of Tenure

            Professor Philip Weinstein (School of Population Health)
            Dr Mark Cassidy (Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems)
            Dr Lorna Rosenwax (Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry)

            Promotion to Senior Lecturer

            Dr Penny Lee (Graduate School of Education)
            Dr Srilata Ravi (French Studies, European Languages and Studies, School of Humanities)

            Adjunct/Clinical Appointments

        Name                   School/Centre                                Appointment                  Term of Office
Dr John Masarei              Surgery and Pathology                     Clinical Professor               06.05.05-30.06.08
Professor Mark Adams         Natural and Agricultural Sciences         Adjunct Professor                01.07.05-30.06.08
Dr Richard How               Anatomy and Human Biology                 Adjunct Professor                25.05.05-24.05.08
Dr Neil Turner               Legumes in Mediterranean Climates         Adjunct Professor                12.05.05-11.05.08
Dr Christopher Heath         Medicine and Pharmacology                 Clinical Associate Professor     06.05.05-30.06.08
Dr John Walsh                Medicine and Pharmacology                 Clinical Associate Professor     06.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Luc Delriviere            Surgery and Pathology                     Clinical Associate Professor     06.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Ronald Hagan              Women’s and Infants’ Health               Clinical Associate Professor     06.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Louisa Lawrance           Earth and Geographical Sciences           Adjunct Associate Professor      03.10.04-30.10.07
Dr Steven Mutsaers           Medicine and Pharmacology                 Adjunct Associate Professor      06.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Jacqueline Bentel         Surgery and Pathology                     Adjunct Associate Professor      06.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Julie Rowe                Child Health Research                     Adjunct Senior Lecturer          01.05.08-30.06.08
Dr Deborah Strickland        Child Health Research                     Adjunct Senior Lecturer          01.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Helen Slattery            Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences     Adjunct Senior Lecturer          01.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Boris Baer                Animal Biology                            Adjunct Lecturer                 26.05.05-25.05.08
Dr Anita Van Den Biggelaar   Child Health Research                     Adjunct Lecturer                 01.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Stephanie Yerkovich       Child Health Research                     Adjunct Lecturer                 01.05.05-30.06.08
Dr Brian Chia                Life and Physical Sciences                Adjunct Lecturer                 31.05.05-30.05.08
Dr Shan Goh                  Life and Physical Sciences                Adjunct Lecturer                 31.05.05-30.05.08
Dr Alex Juminaga             Life and Physical Sciences                Adjunct Lecturer                 31.05.05-30.05.08
Dr Ricky Lareu               Life and Physical Sciences                Adjunct Lecturer                 31.05.05-30.05.08
Dr Louis Bucci               Centre for Global Metallogeny             Adjunct Research Fellow          23.01.05-22.01.08
Mrs Nola Olsen               Population Health                         Adjunct Research Fellow          01.05.05-30.06.08

            Continuation of Head of School

            Associate Professor Dale Roberts (Animal Biology) from 28 May 2005 to 31 December 2005
            Professor John Newnham (Women’s and Infants’ Health) from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2008
            Professor Brian Blanksby (Human Movement and Exercise Science) until 31 December 2006.


            5.     REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL HELD ON 6 JUNE 2005

            5.1    Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Medieval and Early Modern Studies
                   – Ref F12460

            RESOLVED – 50

            (i)    to approve the introduction of the Master of Medieval and Early Modern Studies by
                   coursework and dissertation with effect from 2006;

            (ii)   to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Course Regulations.

            5.2    Faculty of Education – Graduate Diploma in Education (School of Music) – Ref F12699

            RESOLVED – 51

            (i)    to approve the introduction of the Graduate Diploma in Education (School of Music)
                   with effect from 2006;

            (ii)   to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Course Regulations.
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5.3    Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Bachelor of Engineering – New
       Programme in Engineering – Water Resources Engineering – Ref F12422

RESOLVED – 52

(i)    to approve the introduction of the new programme Water Resources Engineering in the
       Bachelor of Engineering with effect from 2006;

(ii)   to approve the addition of the programme to the Schedule to the Course Regulations.

5.4    Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Graduate Diploma in
       Mathematical and Statistical Science – Ref F12461

RESOLVED – 53

(i)    to approve the introduction of the Graduate Diploma in Mathematical and Statistical
       Science with effect from 2006;

(ii)   to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Courses Regulations.

5.5    Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Master of Engineering in
       Microelectronics – Ref F12462

RESOLVED – 54

(i)    to approve the introduction of the Master of Engineering in Microelectronics with effect
       from 2006;

(ii)   to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Courses Regulations.

5.6    Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – New Programme in Bachelor of
       Engineering – Process Instrumentation and Control – Ref F12506

RESOLVED – 55

(i)    to approve the introduction of the new programme Process Instrumentation and Control
       in the Bachelor of Engineering with effect from 2006;

(ii)   to approve the addition of the programme to the Schedule to the Courses Regulations.

5.7    Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Energy Management Systems
       in the Master of Engineering – Ref F5406

RESOLVED – 56

(i)    to approve the introduction of the new field of study in Energy Management Systems in
       the Master of Engineering;

(ii)   to approve the addition of the field of study to the Schedule to the Courses Regulations.

5.8    Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Deletion of Graduate Diploma in
       Computer and Mathematical Sciences – Ref 01/02/006/015

RESOLVED – 57

(i)    that the Graduate Diploma in Computer and Mathematical Sciences be rescinded from
       1 January 1006;

(ii)   that the course be deleted from the Schedule to the Course Regulations.
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5.9     Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics – Bachelor of Engineering
        Enabling Course – Ref F12673

Members noted that by R46 the Academic Council had approved a proposal from the Faculty
of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics to introduce an Engineering Enabling course.

5.10 Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences – Bachelor of Science Honours (Science
     Communication) – Ref F4788

RESOLVED – 58

(i)     to approve the introduction of the Bachelor of Science Honours (Science
        Communication) with effect from July 2005;

(ii)    to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Courses Regulations.

5.11 Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences – Change of Course Name – Bachelor of Science
     (Communication Studies) – Ref F4788

RESOLVED – 59

(i)     that the Bachelor of Science (Communication Studies) be renamed the Bachelor of
        Science (Science Communication) with effect in 2006;

(ii)    that the consequential change be made to the Schedule to the Course Regulations.

5.12 Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry – Master of Emergency Medicine by Research and
     Master of Emergency Medicine by Thesis and Coursework – Ref F12203

RESOLVED – 60

(i)     to approve the introduction of the Master of Emergency Medicine by research with
        effect from 2006;

(ii)    to approve the introduction of the Master of Emergency Medicine by thesis and
        coursework with effect from 2006;

(iii)   to approve the addition of the courses to the Schedule to the Courses Regulations.

5.13 Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry – Master of Clinical Research – Ref F12204

RESOLVED – 61

(i)     to approve the introduction of the Master of Clinical Research with effect from 2006;

(ii)    to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Courses Regulations.

5.14 Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry – Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine – Ref F12700

RESOLVED – 62

(I)     to approve the introduction of the Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine with effect from 2006;

(ii)    to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Course Regulations.

5.15 Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry – Doctor of Physiotherapy – Ref F12663

RESOLVED - 63

(i)     to approve the introduction of the Doctor of Physiotherapy with effect from 2006;

(ii)    to approve the addition of the course to the Schedule to the Course Regulations.
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5.16 Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry – Change of Name – Ref F4915

RESOLVED – 64

that the name of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry be changed to the Faculty of Medicine,
Dentistry and Health Sciences with effect from 1 January 2006.

5.17    Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences – Bachelor of Science – Ref F5006

RESOLVED – 65

(i)    to approve the introduction of the following new programmes in the Bachelor of Science:

       Horticulture
       Viticulture
       Viticulture and Oenology

(ii)   to approve the addition of the new programmes to the Schedule to the Course Regulations.

5.18 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences – Deletion of Bachelor of Science Courses

RESOLVED – 66

(i)    that the following degree courses be rescinded with effect from 2006:

       Bachelor of Science in Animal Science
       Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Viticulture
       Bachelor of Science in Landscape Management
       Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management

(ii)   that the courses be deleted from the Schedule to the Course Regulations.

5.19 Legislative Committee Constitution – Ref F11455

RESOLVED – 67

that the Legislative Committee’s constitution be amended as recommended.

5.20 Appeals process in the Case where there is Dissatisfaction with an Assessment Result and/or
     Progress Status – Ref F198

RESOLVED – 68

that the Regulations governing the Appeals process in the Case where there is Dissatisfaction with
an Assessment Result and/or Progress Status be amended as recommended with effect from 1 July
2005.


6.     SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE

6.1    Report of the Meeting of the External Environment Committee held on 8 June 2005

6.1.1 Membership of the Committee – Ref F11441

Members noted that Mr James Li, General Manager, CNOOC, had been appointed to the
Committee as a co-opted member.

6.1.2 Operational Priorities Plan for 2006-2008 – Ref 02/12/001/002

Members were reminded that the Senate Programme for 2005 provides for the draft OPP for
2006-2008 to be considered at the August meeting.
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6.1.3 Collaboration and Alliances

Members were asked to note the ongoing work being undertaken in the area of collaboration
and alliances as set out in the minute item.

6.1.4 The Impact of Australia’s Ageing Population on the University

Members were advised that a full report on the impact of Australia’s ageing population would
be submitted via the External Environment Committee to the Senate in October, rather than in
June as specified in the Senate Programme. Interim advice on the progress of this project
was contained in the minute item.


7.        2005 COMMONWEALTH LEARNING SCHOLARSHIPS (CLS) AND UWA SWANS
          SCHEME – REF F7838, F8091

Members noted the report on the administration of the 2005 Commonwealth Learning
Scholarships Programme and the UWA SWANS Scheme.


8.        PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL BOARD – MEMBERSHIP – REF
          06/05/009/176

RESOLVED – 69

that Mr Laurie O’Meara and Mr Peter Leonhardt be reappointed to the Board of the UWA
Perth International Arts Festival for a further three years from 7 June 2005 and 6 September
2005 respectively.


9.        COMMERICALISATION PROTOCOLS – ANNEXURE ADDRESSING NATIONAL
          GOVERNANCE PROTOCOLS 10 AND 11 – REF F7512

RESOLVED – 70

that the annexure to the Commercialisation Protocols addressing National Governance
Protocols 10 and 11 be approved


10.        ANNUAL REPORTS.

Members noted that the following Annual Reports had been received:

          Centre for Research for Women
          Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences 2003
          Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis
          The University of Western Australia Sport and Recreation Association
          Western Australian Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine Annual Review
          Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet)
          The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)


11.       REPORT OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR - REF F1326

Members had before them the Report of the Vice-Chancellor dated 27 June 2005.

The Vice-Chancellor drew attention to the following matters in his report: the announcement
that UWA would host a new Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Plant
Energy Biology and be a partner in two other centres; the award of a Federation Fellowship to
Professor Mark Randolph; new chairs in exploration targeting, bio-geochemistry and
structural biology which were being established with industry support; the receipt of European
Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation by the Graduate School of Management,
the University’s 2005 Indigenous Education Statement; and the receipt of several major
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bequests. The Vice-Chancellor also provided members with an update on a number of issues
relating to the University’s property interests and thanked the Executive Director, Finance and
Resources, and her staff for their work in this area.

Senate noted with pleasure:

          that a significant number of graduates of the University had been honoured in the
           Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2005.

          that Associate Professor Gail Jones’ Sixty Lights won the major prize in the
           Premier’s Book Awards, and had also been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award.

The Vice-Chancellor discussed the implications of the proposed merger of Curtin and
Murdoch which had been reported in the media. He advised that the Executive remained
firmly of the opinion that the University would be better able to achieve its ambition of
international excellence by building on its position as a high quality research-intensive
University in its own right. This was in line with views expressed by Senate in early 2004 and
more recently when Senate had considered the positioning of UWA and matters relating to
the future of higher education in Western Australia. In the current situation, the Executive
would continue to examine the strategic implications of the proposed merger and ways to
enhance the University’s profile both internationally, nationally and within Western Australia.
This would involve forging alliances and partnerships with high quality universities worldwide.
It was important for UWA to build on those aspects which distinguished it from other W estern
Australian universities.

At the invitation of the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar reported that the Fogarty Foundation
Board had recommended some minor changes to the conditions of the UWA-Fogarty
Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships, details of which were tabled. The Registrar noted
that whilst scholarship conditions were usually approved at the Academic Board/Council level,
the legal deed executed by the University and the Fogarty Foundation required Senate
approval for any changes.

RESOLVED – 71

to endorse the changes to the UWA-Fogarty Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Programme.


12.       ELECTION OF CHANCELLOR – REF F874

Having congratulated Dr Ken Michael at the beginning of the meeting on his forthcoming
appointment as the State’s next Governor, members noted that the Senate was required to
appoint a new Chancellor for a four-year period from early 2006.

In accordance with Standing Orders of Senate, the following steps had been taken:

         Senate members had been invited to submit nominations for the two categories of
          elected Senate members on the Nominating Committee (one Convocation member
          and three external members)

         A general call for nominations from the University community had been issued via an
          all-staff email, a letter to graduates, emails to the Guild and PSA Presidents and
          through a memo to each Senate member.

The closing date for nominations to the Nominating Committee had been 17 June. As at that
date the following nominations had been received:

A person elected by Convocation: Catherine Tang

Three external members: David Griffiths, Tony Howarth, Lyndon Rowe.

These members were therefore declared duly elected.
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          It was noted that the closing date for nominations for the position of Chancellor was Friday 15
          July. The Nominating Committee would meet during the week beginning 18 July and submit
          its report to the Senate meeting on 25 July.

          There was brief discussion of the process to be followed. The Chancellor emphasised that
          nominations provided to the Nominating Committee were strictly confidential, subject to the
          provisions of the process agreed for handling nominations from Senate members. In
          response to a question, the Vice-Chancellor advised that it was intended that the Nominating
          Committee would present a report to the Senate on 25 July which would cover all aspects of
          the fourth and fifth dot points of the process as outlined on attachment B to the agenda. It
          was envisaged that as with the last election for a new Chancellor, the Nominating Committee
          would submit one name to Senate. Through a secret ballot Senate members would then
          either accept this name or refer the matter back to the Nominating Committee for further
          consideration. It was noted that the July Senate meeting was the earliest occasion on which
          a ballot could be held. Judging by the response to date to the call for nominations, it was
          expected that there would be a strong pool of nominations to which the Nominating
          Committee could add if it so wished.


          13.       POSITIONING, REPUTATION AND STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS – REF
                    02/03/018/003

          When the Senate programme for 2005 was approved, it was agreed that the broad topic of
          reputation would be considered at the June meeting. The topic as presented had now been
          expanded to cover positioning, reputation and strategic relationships.

          Members had before them:

                    a brief discussion paper prepared by the Vice-Chancellor.

                    information on the strategic context including extracts from and references to the
                     University’s formal planning documents.

                    information on corporate governance at UWA as it related to this topic.

          The Vice-Chancellor guided members through the key points in his paper. He advised that it
          had been decided to include External Relations as a priority area in the next iteration of the
          Operational Priorities Plan (OPP), with a strategic priority “to improve the University’s
          positioning, reputation and strategic relationships”. The overarching objective was to ensure
          that the University’s reputation appropriately reflected its performance in order to support its
          vision of achieving international excellence. The Vice-Chancellor provided details of internal
          and external activities currently being undertaken, with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor expanding
          on international aspects.

          The Chancellor noted that the intention was to establish whether Senate agreed wit h the
          directions outlined in the paper so that these, if accepted, could be incorporated into the draft
          OPP which would be considered by the Senate at its August meeting.
Senate
Members   Details of the discussion are provided in a separate, confidential aide-memoire for members.
only …
          The Chancellor thanked the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for their
          presentation and members for the stimulating debate. He noted that strong support had been
          expressed for the directions outlined in the Vice-Chancellor’s paper and looked forward to
          seeing these reflected in the draft OPP to be considered by Senate at its August meeting.
          The Chancellor summarised the main areas of discussion and concluded by noting the
          ambassadorial role of Senate members in promoting UWA.

                                                                    Confirmed



                                                                                 CHAIR
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