Decision making processes

Academic Governance at Massey University is led by the Academic Board – the highest academic authority within the University. All other academic committees are sub-committees of the Academic Board.

Proposals are usually considered by several committees as they progress to the required level of peer review and approval in accordance with the agreed academic decision-making processes and delegations within the University.

Decision Making diagram

The Office of Academic Assurance is responsible for providing support to the University’s Academic Board and its academic sub-committees, college boards, and college academic sub-committees. This includes servicing the end-to-end decision-making process and ensuring that the University obligations under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) and the Public Records Act 2005 are met.

Diagram of the University's Committees

Academic governance administration consultancy services

Each committee has an assigned administrator who will:

  • Collate Committee documents and prepare and publish the agenda
  • Ensure public access requirements are met
  • Brief Chairs on proposals and the application of the Terms of Reference and Standing Orders
  • Organise meetings, rooms, technology
  • Minute meetings
  • Progress proposals through the approval process
  • Update all system databases with the approved proposal details
  • Correspond on behalf of the committee
  • Provide committee training and organise workshops

Contact a committee administrator

If you are a member of an Academic Committee you can select your Committee to find out more about:

  • The Terms of Reference
  • Standing Orders
  • Meeting and Agenda Dates
  • Agendas and Committee Documents
  • Minutes
  • Action Lists
  • Committee Members

Find a committee

Contact your committee administrator

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