Council is the governing body of the University, established by the James Cook University Act 1997 and consists of 15 members including official, appointed and elected members.
The primary role of Council is to oversee the affairs of the University and, in so doing, to ensure that the appropriate structures, policies, processes and planning are in place for JCU to effectively manage its activities and achieve its goals. Council is also responsible for setting and reviewing the strategic direction of the University, as outlined in the Statement of Strategic Intent.
The Council is chaired by the Chancellor, who is appointed to this honorary position by the members.
A number of Committees support Council in making its decisions or through delegations are authorised to make decisions on its behalf.
Committees of Council
- Council and its Committees Meeting Dates and Pathways - 2020
- Council - Membership of Committees
- Committee Structure
- Council Meetings
- Council Membership
- Council Member Biographies
- Code of Conduct for University Council and its Committees
- Conflicts of Interest - University Council
- Confidentiality Provisions - JCU Council, Council Committees, Controlled Entity Directors and Nominee Directors of Non-Controlled Entities
- JCU Statement of Strategic Intent
- JCU Contacts Information
- JCU News and Media
- Chancellery – Legal & Assurance, Media & Communications, Secretariat & Records
- History of JCU
- Templates & Guidelines