Governance

The purpose of CPEE is to promote, encourage, foster and develop integrated education, training and research for the advancement of the science of road pavement technology.

CPEE operates as a not for profit association under the Associations Incorporated Reform Act 2012 (Victoria).

Overview

CPEE Corporate governance is primarily concerned with its institution's legal and financial standing, planning, compliance and reporting, which are the core responsibilities of the CPEE governing Council. The academic functions of CPEE are delegated to its Academic Board by the CPEE Council and are primarily concerned with the integrity of the core higher education activities of teaching and scholarship and in particular the structures and policies and processes which ensure quality outcomes.

Council

Council sets:

  • Strategic directions and approves the mission statement
  • Appoints the EO
  • Oversees management
  • Ensures the organisation meets its legal obligations
  • Monitors organisational performance
  • Ensures the organisation meets its financial obligations and remains financially viable
  • Oversees the organisation's risk management.

The roles of Council is set out in its Terms of Reference.

For further information on the CPEE Council refer here

Academic Board

The Academic Board is constituted to ensure that the teaching and delivery of the higher education awards will be under the jurisdiction of qualified academics and professionals. As a result, students and the relevant agencies in the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments can be assured that higher education programs will be presented and monitored by a qualified, reputable body. The Membership, Terms of Reference and Proceedings of the Academic Board are detailed below.

Academic governance is concerned with the integrity of the core higher education activities of teaching and scholarship. The Academic Board, therefore, has delegated decisionā€making powers over academic matters which are reported to the CPEE Council. The Academic Board independently elects its Chairman, who has a position on the CPEE Council.

Academic governance is considered to include the policies, systems, strategies and resources that ensure academic standards and continuous improvement in academic activities.

The Academic Board plays a key role in providing academic leadership in all of the academic activities of CPEE. Most importantly, the Academic Board is responsible for the development of a culture of scholarship within CPEE.

For further information on the CPEE AcademicBoard refer here

Relationship between the CPEE Council and its Academic Board

The relationship between the CPEE Council and the Academic Board is clearly documented in the terms of reference of both bodies, particularly the delegation of academic governance so that the Academic Board has some independence and decision making responsibility for academic issues. Dispute resolution processes are also clearly articulated.

CPEE Council requires that external academics chair the Academic Board or are involved on the board, which usually has a mix of internal staff and external members. The Academic Board is expected to take a leadership role in effecting knowledge transfer between the external membership and internal staff to develop a broader awareness of the higher education environment within CPEE.