SSAF: Proposal for Honorarium Payment to UNESA President; Feedback required; details
“Student Services and Amenities Fee Committee proposal for an honorarium payment to the UNESA President: At most Australian Universities, an honorarium payment is given to student association presidents, and in some cases extends to vice presidents and other office bearers. An honorarium is an amount of money someone receives for work that would not normally be paid or which is not a normal part of their job. The payment is considered important because student officer bearers cannot engage in full time study nor part time work to support themselves, as they are devoting a great deal of time and energy to student affairs.
These affairs include high level student representation at both the university, regional and national level; coordinating a large number of services and facilities (eg., health and welfare activities, student advocacy services, bookshops and student radio and newspaper functions); and generally working to improve the overall student experience. It is also recognized that honoraria improve the opportunity for more students from lower SES backgrounds to participate in student representation.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee Committee (SSAFC), at its meeting on Thursday 1 May, recommended an allocation of $25,000 per annum as an honorarium payment for the UNESA President, commencing from the election of the UNESA President to the first term of representation in July 2013. Committee members considered the wide range of honoraria arrangements, and their rationale, at Australian universities when discussing this initiative.
Your feedback on this SSAF allocation is sought. Please forward your comments to the SSAF Committee Chairperson, Ms Michelle Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday, 4 June. Thank you.”
Student Services and Amenities Fee Initiative