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Terms of reference for the Academic Committee

Terms of Reference

  1. To review proposals and discussion papers and to make recommendations to the Academic/Divisional Board, Heads of School, Deans, Directors, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor on academic policies and on academic strategic developments;
  2. To oversee the strategic development of undergraduate degrees within the Division and to exercise particular oversight of the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. To make recommendations to the Academic/Divisional Board on specific proposals for curriculum development;
  4. To review and make responses or recommendations to appropriate bodies on academic matters referred to the Division for comment.

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Membership

  • The Associate Dean (Academic), Convenor (ex officio)
  • The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (ex officio)
  • One representative from: Geography, Performing Arts, The College of Education, Faculty of Law, and Te Tumu, and two representatives from School of Arts, and School of Social Sciences*
  • Two representatives from OUSA
  • The committee may co-opt additional members

Normally, members serve for three years and two are replaced each year.

Administrative support and advice is provided by the embedded Specialist, Academic Committees and Services.

*Membership will reflect a balance between genders, disciplines, and appointment levels. Where necessary, co-option will be used to achieve such balance. Membership of the committee will be regarded as significant service to the Division.

Download a copy of the terms of reference and the membership of the Academic Committee (Constitution) (PDF)

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Meeting dates for 2022

Academic Committee meeting dates
(Thursdays at 9:00am)
Deadlines for agenda item submissions
3 February Monday 24 January
3 March Monday 21 February
31 March (April meeting) Monday 21 March
5 May Friday 22 April (due to ANZAC day)
9 June Monday 30 May
7 July Monday 27 June
11 August Monday 1 August
8 September Monday 29 August
6 October Monday 26 September
10 November Monday 31 October

Academic Committee and Divisional Board meeting dates, 2022 (PDF)

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Forms and information on University Academic Committees

Go to the Proformas for New Proposals page

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Current Committee

  • Professor Simone Marshall (Associate Dean Academic – Convenor)
  • Dr Arlene Allan (Arts)
  • Dr Anne Begg (Social Sciences)
  • Dr Jennifer Cattermole (Performing Arts)
  • Dr Sean Connelly (Geography)
  • Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere (Law)
  • Dr Michael Gaffney (Education)
  • Associate Professor Ian Barber (Social Sciences)
  • Caitlin Hancy (OUSA)
  • Dr Erica Newman (Te Tumu)
  • Dr Sin Wen Lau (Arts)

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