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WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY ACT 1997 - SECT 40

By-laws

40 By-laws

(1) The Board may make by-laws, not inconsistent with this Act, for or with respect to any matter that is required or permitted to be prescribed or that is necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act and, in particular, for or with respect to the following--
(a) the management, governance and discipline of the University,
(b) the election of members of the Board who are to be elected,
(c) the manner and time of convening, holding and adjourning the meetings of the Board or the Academic Senate,
(d) the manner of voting (including postal voting or voting by proxy) at meetings of the Board or the Academic Senate,
(e) the functions of the presiding member of the Board or the Academic Senate,
(f) the conduct and record of business of the Board or the Academic Senate,
(g) the appointment of committees of the Board or the Academic Senate,
(h) the quorum and functions of committees of the Board or the Academic Senate,
(i) the resignation of members of the Board or the Academic Senate and of the Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor,
(j) the tenure of office, stipend and functions of the Vice-Chancellor,
(ja) the designation of members of staff of the University as academic staff, professional staff, full-time staff, part-time staff or otherwise,
(k) the number, stipend, manner of appointment and dismissal of deans, professors, lecturers, examiners and other officers and staff of the University,
(l) admission to, enrolment in and exclusion from courses of studies,
(m) the creation of faculties, schools, departments, centres or other entities within the University,
(n) the payment of such fees and charges, including fines, as the Board considers necessary, including fees and charges to be paid in respect of the following--
(i) entrance to the University,
(ii) tuition,
(iii) lectures and classes,
(iv) examinations,
(v) residence,
(vi) the conferring of degrees and diplomas,
(vii) the provision of amenities and services, whether or not of an academic nature,
(viii) an organisation of students or of students and other persons,
(o) the exemption from, or deferment of, payment of fees and charges, including fines,
(p) without limiting the operation of paragraphs (n) and (o), the imposition and payment of penalties for parking and traffic infringements (including exemptions from, or deferment of, those penalties),
(q) the course of lectures or studies for, the examinations for, and the granting of, degrees, diplomas, certificates and honours and the attendance of candidates for degrees, diplomas, certificates and honours,
(r) the examinations for, and the granting of, fellowships, scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries and prizes,
(s) the admission of students of other universities and institutions of higher education to any status within the University or the granting to graduates of such universities or institutions, or other persons, of a degree or diploma without examination,
(t) the establishment of residential colleges and halls of residence within the University and their conduct, and the affiliation of residential colleges,
(u) the affiliation with the University of any educational or research establishment,
(v) the provision of a scheme of superannuation for the officers and staff of the University,
(w) the form and use of academic dress,
(x) the form and use of an emblem of the University or of any campus or college within or associated with the University,
(y) the exemption of persons, on grounds of conscience, from membership of the body corporate of the University,
(z) the making, publication and inspection of rules.
(2) A by-law has no effect unless approved by the Governor.
Note : This Act contains other by-law making powers, including--
(a) section 15 (6), which allows the by-laws to provide for a different title for the position of Vice-Chancellor,
(b) section 20 (3), which allows the by-laws to provide for the constitution of the Academic Senate.



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