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Academic Committees and Services



 Academic Committees and Services serves as the secretariat for the Senate and the Committees of the Senate. It manages the approval process for academic proposals and manages the process for the external accreditation of new programmes through the Committee on University Academic Programmes ("CUAP").

Academic Committees and Services also has the responsibility for the administration of the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee and University of Otago Human Ethics Committee (Health). This includes receiving and processing all applications for ethical approval, advising academic staff and senior students in relation to the Guidelines for Ethical Practices in Research and Teaching Involving Human Participants.

The Office also manages the process of Graduating Year Reviews which are required of all new programmes by CUAP.

For further information, please contact:

Gary Witte (Manager, Academic Committees)
Tel 64 3 479 8256 or
Fax 64 3 479 8221

Matt Angel (Specialist, Academic Committees and Services)
Tel 64 3 479 4852

Jo Farron de Diaz (Senior Administrator (Human Ethics Committee and Human Ethics Committee (Health))
Tel 64 3 479 8956 or
Fax 64 3 479 8221

Ruth Sharpe (Senior Administrator (Research and Ethics))