Role, remit and terms of reference

Role and remit

The MAC will:

• Help guide the development of our organisation’s services
• Act as guardians for our organisation’s values and standards
• Provide a forum for all members to contribute their views
• Provide information on our organisation’s activities to members
• Be representative of the membership and reflect core areas of interest and practice
• Be responsible for reflecting the interests of local/regional communities where requested
• Not be a forum for commercial gain.

Terms of reference

MAC members will be expected to:
• Attend and contribute fully with all aspects of the MAC annual meetings
• Become Ambassadors for the EAUC and:
• Promote membership of the EAUC
• Promote the EAUC and its work in their presentations and writings
• Promote the EAUC within their institution or organisation
• Promote the EAUC to colleagues and identify opportunities for collaboration with other organisations and individuals
• Have a demonstrable commitment to all aspects of EAUC activities and values
• Have a knowledge and practical understanding of the principles and values of sustainability
• Be firmly committed to improving the learning experience of college and university students and to seeing sustainability modelled on campuses and in their surrounding communities
• Be available to staff and Board members to provide ad hoc advice and guidance on issues as they arise.


Each MAC member will have a two-year term, which is renewable for up to another two years upon which they will step down for at least two years. The role is unpaid. Reasonable travel expenses will be met. You must be a current EAUC Member (Educational, Company or Strategic Partner) for the entire term. Students and student union representatives are not able to serve on the MAC.

Person specification

• Commitment to EAUC and its mission
• Willingness to put time and effort into the role
• Nolan's seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

Personal qualities
• Sound independent judgement
• Impartiality, fairness and confidentiality
• Tact and diplomacy
• Respect for others
• Willingness to speak his or her mind
• Desire to learn new skills

Specific abilities
• Strategic vision
• Creative thinking
• Effective team member
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


• Interest in sustainability issues such as climate change, education for sustainability or social responsibility.

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