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This year, the Trusts Governance Framework will be implemented across the University to improve accountability and compliance with the University’s statutory obligations and donor expectations, and to prioritise the use of trust funds for the highest strategic benefit.
The adage “publish or perish” resonates throughout the academy. Scholars and universities both rely on publication statistics to measure achievements and quantify contributions to knowledge.
The University makes every effort to identify and implement environmentally sustainable practices wherever possible.
The University has a lot to offer students including access to the knowledge, skills and experience to build a future career. But great education services are no guarantee of future outcomes.
The statutory responsibilities of the State’s key public integrity agencies – the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) and Ombudsman SA – were recently changed by the South Australian Parliament.
Did you know that there are formal requirements for signing deeds? To streamline this process, the University has recently authorised specific officeholders to sign deeds under a Power of Attorney.
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was the first legal document to articulate fundamental human rights that must be protected.
In their personal capacity, University staff can be involved in a variety of activities outside of the University. Where those activities relate to an area of academic expertise or are connected to employment or status at the University, we all need to carefully draw a line between our personal interests and those of the University.
Academic freedom and freedom of speech are a part of laws regulating the higher education sector and academic activities.
The Freedom of Information Act 1991 (SA) (FOI Act) gives anyone a right to access documents held by public agencies such as universities.