Flinders Research NewsRedesign of the Institutes and Centres Policy and Procedures
A Policy Redesign Project is currently underway to simplify and streamline Flinders’ policy set to be more principles-based and less prescriptive and procedural in nature. As part of this process and following consultation, the Research Institutes and Centres Policy has been revised to adopt the principles-based format of the new policy framework, and to make key changes to the establishment and continuation of Research Institutes and Centres.
Professor Robert Saint, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) thanks staff for their input to the development of the Research Institutes and Centres Policy and Procedures. These documents are now available on the policy website at: Policy and Procedures.
Please forward this information to relevant staff in your area.
Key changes from the existing policy to the revised policy and procedures are as follows:
|Issue||Existing policy||Proposed change|
|Establishment||Approved by Academic Senate on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor||Approved by Academic Senate on the advice of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)|
|Review||Annual review, reviewed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), compliance reported to Academic Senate||Reviewed in the final year of the Centre/Institute term, reported to Academic Senate|
|Continuation||Approval by Academic Senate to continue annually, on the advice of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)||Approval by Academic Senate to continue for a specified term consequent on outcomes of review.|
In addition, each policy outlines the relationship to research themes and research sections.