Legislative and Regulatory Framework

A Tiriti- Led University

Ū ai a Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa kia aratakina e ngā mātāpono o Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki roto ki ngā kaupapa here me ngā mahi a te Whare wānanga, ā, ka ngākau kotahi te aro ki ngā painga ka puta. Ka whakatairanga ake i te whanaketanga o te Māori, ā, te tino whai wāhi puta noa me te tiaki i te reo Māori hei reo whai mana o te Whare wānanga, ka poipoi ngātahitia ngā tūmanako me te māramatanga ki te mātauranga ake me ngā kōrero tuku iho, ka aro ki te mana whenua o ia whenua kei a Te Kunenga, ka rapu kaupapa kia whaihua tahi ai me te Māori, ā, ka tautoko i ngā hōtaka whakaako, hōtaka rangahau e hāngai ana ki ō te Māori wawata me ōna tikanga.

Massey University is committed to being guided by the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi within the policies and practices of the University and to recognising the mutual benefits that follow. It will promote Māori development and full Māori participation across the University, maintain the Māori language as an official language of the University, foster mutual regard and understanding for academic knowledge and customary Māori knowledge, recognise and acknowledge the special status of tangata whenua in the mana whenua of each campus, seek opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships with Māori, and facilitate teaching and research programmes consistent with Māori aspirations and processes.

Ngā Ture o te Whare Pāremata – Acts of Parliament

Me ū Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa, pērā i ngā Kura Mātauranga Tuatoru o Aotearoa, ki ngā kōrero o te Ture Mātauranga 1989 (tae atu ki ngā whakatika). Ka tautuhi tēnei Ture i te kaupapa ture me ngā mahi a te Kaunihera me ētahi atu kaupapa e pā ana ki ngā kura tuatoru.

Kua whakatūria Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki raro ki te Ture Massey University 1963 me te Wāhanga 162(1)(a) o te Ture Mātauranga 1989.

Massey University, like all tertiary education institutions in New Zealand, is subject to the provisions of the Education Act 1989 (including amendments). This Act specifies the constitution, functions and duties of the Council and other matters relating to tertiary institutions.

Massey University is constituted by the Massey University Act 1963 and Section 162(1)(a) of the Education Act 1989.

Policy Guide

The Massey University Policy Guide is the authorised and definitive catalogue of approved policies within Massey University. Policies articulate the principles, values, and statements of intent and compliance requirements of the University. All members of the University community are expected to comply with relevant policies, including: Academic, Campus Facilities, Contract Management, Finance, Health and Safety, Information Technology Services, International, People and Organisational Development, Research, Risk Management, and University Management. The policies of the University are available on request from riskmanagement@massey.ac.nz.

Privacy at Massey University

Privacy of Personal Information

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Our Privacy Statements describe how we collect, use and share personal information and explains an individual's rights in relation to those activities. The Privacy Statements can be found at: massey.ac.nz/massey/privacy.cfm

If you wish to seek access to or request correction of your personal information, or inquire about the handling of personal information, you can email us at privacy.officer@massey.ac.nz or call 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739).

Academic Dress Regulations

1. Graduates shall appear at all public ceremonies of the University in the academic dress proper to their degree. Graduates of other Universities may wear the academic dress of their own university.

2. The form of the principal officers' robes and hats shall be as follows:

Chancellor
Regalia made in Merino wool, in a Poutama design weave using rich blues. Pleats in the gown are suspended from a plain blue Merino wool yoke. Sleeve cape across the shoulders references the Korowai and is embellished with Massey University's Coat of Arms. Gold satin front neck bands (70mm) are embroidered with an interpretation of the Whakarare pattern in metallic threads of gold and blue. Gold satin sleeve cape border is ornamented with three embroideries. Gold satin sleeve border is embroidered in a repeat pattern. Gown body is lined in light blue satin and sleeves are lined in navy satin. Gown front is edged with plain blue Merino wool.

A wide-brimmed round plain blue Merino wool Tudor bonnet with gold tassels hanging from a cord encircling the puggaree of the hat.

Pro-Chancellor
Regalia made in Merino wool, in a Poutama design weave using rich blues. Pleats in the gown are suspended from a plain blue Merino wool yoke. Sleeve cape across the shoulders references the Korowai and is embellished with Massey University's Coat of Arms. Gold satin front neck bands (45mm) are embroidered with an interpretation of the Whakarare pattern in metallic threads of gold and blue. Gold satin sleeve cape border is ornamented with one embroidery motif. Gold satin sleeve border is embroidered in a repeat pattern. Gown body is lined in light blue satin and sleeves are lined in navy satin. Gown front is edged with plain blue Merino wool.

A wide-brimmed round plain blue Merino wool Tudor bonnet with gold tassels hanging from a cord encircling the puggaree of the hat.

Vice-Chancellor
Regalia made in Merino wool, in a Poutama design weave using rich blues. Pleats in the gown are suspended from a plain blue Merino wool yoke. Sleeve cape across the shoulders references the Korowai and is embellished with Massey University's Coat of Arms. Silver satin front neck bands (70mm) are embroidered with an interpretation of the Whakarare pattern in metallic threads of silver and blue. Silver satin sleeve cape border is ornamented with one embroidery motif. Silver satin sleeve border is embroidered in a repeat pattern. Gown body is lined in light blue satin and sleeves are lined in navy satin. Gown front is edged with plain blue Merino wool.

A wide-brimmed round plain blue Merino wool Tudor bonnet with silver tassels hanging from a cord encircling the puggaree of the hat.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students and Global Engagement
Regalia made in Merino wool, in a Poutama design weave using rich blues. Pleats in the gown are suspended from a plain blue Merino wool yoke. Sleeve cape across the shoulders references the Korowai and is embellished with Massey University's Coat of Arms. Silver satin front neck bands (45mm) are embroidered with an interpretation of the Whakarare pattern in metallic threads of silver and blue. Sleeve cape is without satin border. Silver satin sleeve border is without embroidered ornamentation. Gown body is lined in light blue satin and sleeves are lined in navy satin. Gown front is edged with plain blue Merino wool.

A wide-brimmed round plain blue Merino wool Tudor bonnet with silver tassels hanging from a cord encircling the puggaree of the hat.

University Council Members
The academic dress is as for the Cambridge Bachelor of Arts but with a facing of light blue satin (50mm wide, BCC 84 forget-me-not) edged with an additional dark blue satin (25mm wide, BCC 90 midnight), the full length of the front. Graduates may wear the hat and hood of their own degree. Council members may wear academic regalia of their qualification if preferred.

Marshal
The academic dress shall be the academic regalia of their own university, including the hat and hood of their own degree, and shall bear the University's Coat of Arms on each shoulder.

3. (a) The gown for an undergraduate or for a Bachelor's Degree is as for the Cambridge Bachelor of Arts.

(b) The gown for a Master's Degree is as for the Cambridge Master of Arts.

(c) The gown for the degrees of Doctors of Business and Administration, Clinical Psychology, Education, Philosophy and Social Work is as for the Cambridge Master of Arts, but with a facing of cloth 'post office red' (BCC No. 209) ten centimetres wide the full length of the front.

(d) The gown for all other Doctors Degrees is as for the Cambridge Master of Arts, but the colour is 'post office red' (BCC No. 209).

4. (a) The hood for every degree is of the same size and shape as the Cambridge Master of Arts.

(b) The hood for Masters Degrees shall be made of material of the colour 'university blue' (BCC No. 90) and shall be lined with material of the colour appropriate to the degree, except for Master of Philosophy, which shall be lined with material of the colour 'post office red' (BCC No. 209).

(c) The hood for a Bachelor's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree with Honours shall be as for the Master's hood, but bordered with a 40mm white fur.

(d) The hood for a Bachelor Honours Degree shall be as for the Master's hood, but bordered with a 40mm white silk.

(e) The hood for a PhD Degree shall be made of material of the colour 'post office red' (BCC No. 209) and shall be lined with 'university blue' (BCC No. 90).

(f) The hood of other Doctors Degrees shall be the Master's hood appropriate to the discipline in which the degree was taken.

BCC Name BCC Number
Accountancy Indian Yellow 6
Advanced Leadership Indian Yellow 6
Agriculture Pea Green 172
AgriCommerce Verdigris 202
Agricultural Economics Verdigris 202
Agricultural Science Emerald 213
AgriScience Emerald 213
Analytics Parma Violet 216
Animal Science Emerald 213
Applied Economics Dioptase 203
Applied Linguistics Rose Pink 32
Applied Science Emerald 213
Applied Statistics Parma Violet 216
Arts Rose Pink 32
Aviation Stonewhite 61
Aviation Management Stonewhite 61
Business Administration Tangerine 55
Business Information Indian Yellow 6
Business Studies Indian Yellow 6
Clinical Psychology Rose Pink 32
Commercial Music White 1
Communication Indian Yellow 6
Construction Claret 36
Counselling Medici Crimson 240
Creative Enterprise White 1
Creative Media Production White 1
Creative Writing Rose Pink 32
Dairy Science and Technology Claret 36
Defence Studies Pansy 180
Design White 1
Development Forget-Me-Not Blue 84
Development Administration Rose Pink 32
Education Tuscan Yellow 233
Educational Administration and Leadership Gull Grey 81
Educational Psychology Tuscan Yellow 233
Educational Studies Tuscan Yellow 233
Emergency Management Forget-Me-Not Blue 84
Engineering Claret 36
Engineering Studies Claret 36
Engineering Technology Claret 36
Environmental Management Tartan Green 26
Ergonomics Claret 36
Finance Indian Yellow 6
Fine Arts White 1
Food Innovation Claret 36
Food Technology Claret 36
Health Sciences Emerald 213
Health Service Management Indian Yellow 6
Horticulture Grass Green 103
Horticulture(Bus), (Sc) or (Tech) Tartan Green 26
Information Science Parma Violet 216
Information Systems Indian Yellow 6
International Development Forget-Me-Not Blue 84
International Security Pansy 180
Journalism Indian Yellow 6
Literacy Education Tuscan Yellow 233
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Smalt Blue 147
Management Indian Yellow 6
Māori Visual Arts Black, Overprinted with Silver Motif
Medical Laboratory Science Jade 122
Midwifery Crocus 177
Music White 1
Musical Arts White 1
Music Therapy White 1
Natural Sciences Smalt Blue 147
Nursing Crocus 177
Performance Design White 1
Professional Accounting and Finance Indian Yellow 6
Professional Public Relations Indian Yellow 6
Public Administration Indian Yellow 6
Public Health Emerald 213
Public Policy Rose Pink 32
Quality Systems Claret 36
Retail and Business Management Indian Yellow 6
Resource and Environmental Planning Forget-Me-Not Blue 84
Science Smalt Blue 147
Social Work Horse Chestnut 134
Specialist Teaching Tuscan Yellow 233
Speech and Language Therapy Emerald 213
Sport and Exercise Indian Yellow 6
Sport Management Indian Yellow 6
Teaching and Learning Tuscan Yellow 233
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Leadership Tuscan Yellow 233
Te Aho Tātairangi Tuscan Yellow Overprinted with Yellow Motif 233
Te Aho Paerewa Tuscan Yellow Overprinted with Yellow Motif 233
Technology Claret 36
Veterinary Medicine Imperial Purple 109
Veterinary Science Imperial Purple 109
Veterinary Studies Imperial Purple 109
Veterinary Technology Claret 36

Graduates in a conjoint programme of two degrees may choose which of the relevant hoods they will wear.

6. The stole for diplomas is made of black material with a 15mm band of the colour light blue (BCC 84 forget-me-not) on the inner margin and the Massey University Symbol (the University Coat of Arms) 75mm in diameter embroidered in light blue 75mm above the lower margin on the left side.

As an alternative to wearing the stole, diplomates who also hold a degree may wear the robes of that degree.

7. (a) The headgear for Bachelors, Masters and for diplomates who are graduates is a black trencher with tassel.

(b) The headgear for Doctors Degrees is a black velvet bonnet as for the Oxford Doctor of Civil Law.

Note: Academic gowns, hoods and trenchers for Auckland, Wellington and Palmerston North are hired from:

Academic Dress Hire
P.O. Box 1713
Palmerston North 4440

Refectory Road
Massey University
Palmerston North 4472

Phone: (06) 350 4166
Website: www.masseygowns.org.nz

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