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Boards and Committees

The Division of Sciences operates a number of committees and Boards to oversee academic matters, ensure smooth running of administrative tasks, and to facilitate promotional matters.

This section will give you meeting dates for Heads of Department meetings, information about the SNAP (Science, News and Promotion) committee, membership and meeting schedules for the Standing Committee and Academic Board.

Science, News and Promotion (SNaP) Committee

The SNaP committee has an overview of the various outreach and promotional activities undertaken at Divisional and, increasingly, at departmental level.

The current chair of the committee and point of contact is:

Steve Broni and Dave Warren (shared)
Email snap.committee@otago.ac.nz

Learn more about the SNaP Committee

Standing Committee

The Standing committee is a working group that meets 10 days prior to the Divisional Academic Board, to give consideration to proposals and matters that will be presented at the board meeting.

This less formal working group makes recommendations to the Academic Board.

The Sciences Standing Committee meetings are held at 2pm in the Divisional meeting room at 85 Union Place West (unless advised otherwise).

For information about Standing Committee and Academic Board matters, please contact:

Specialist, Academic Committees and Services – Mark Wilesmith
Email mark.wilesmith@otago.ac.nz

Academic Board

The Sciences Academic Board makes recommendations to the Boards of Graduate and Undergraduate studies concerning the introduction or deletion of programmes or papers for Divisional programmes and amendments to regulations or prescriptions.

For information about Standing Committee and Academic Board matters, please contact:

Specialist, Academic Committees and Services – Mark Wilesmith
Email mark.wilesmith@otago.ac.nz

Meeting dates

2020 Academic Board meeting dates and University-wide annual deadlines for academic proposals (PDF)

Note:

  • All Board meetings will be held at 4.00pm in the Council Chambers.

  • All Standing Committee meetings will be held at 2.00pm in the Division of Sciences Meeting Room, 85 Union Place (unless otherwise advised).

Research Committee

The Research Strategy Group can be contacted via the Associate Dean Research:

Dr Ting Wang
Email ting.wang@otago.ac.nz