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The University of Waikato Delegation of Powers Statute


1.   This statute may be cited as the Delegation of Powers Statute 2008.
2.   The powers of the Council with regard to the determination of detailed regulatory statements governing the following matters are delegated to the Academic Board, in accordance with its terms of reference, under Section 182(2)(b) of the Education Act 1989:
  2.1   Programmes of study and training
  2.2   Entrance to the University or to any paper of study for any degree or other academic qualification and managed entry
  2.3   Limitations on enrolment and managed entry
  2.4   The admission, attendance and discipline of students
  2.5   Examinations and other forms of paper assessment
  2.6   The appointment of examiners, assessors and moderators
  2.7   The granting of fellowships, scholarships, bursaries and prizes
  2.8   The award of honorary degrees and other academic distinctions
  2.9   The use of key support services including computer and library services
  2.10   Any other academic matter.
3.   Under Section 222(2) of the Education Act 1989, the Academic Board delegates to the following committees the powers and duties defined in the terms of reference of those committees:
  3.1   Academic Programmes Committee
  3.2   Admission Appeals Committee
  3.3   Boards of Examiners
  3.4   Boards of Studies of the College, Faculty or Schools of Studies
  3.5   Animal Ethics Committee
  3.6   Human Research Ethics Committee
  3.7   Research Committee
  3.8   Student Discipline Committee
  3.9   Teaching Quality Committee
  These committees are required under their formal terms of reference to submit regular reports on their activities and decisions to the Academic Board.
4.   Under Section 222(2) of the Education Act 1989, the Academic Board delegates to the Deans, or equivalent, authority to approve the personal programmes of study of individual students enrolled in their Faculty or School of Studies.
  4.1   The Academic Board also delegates to the Deans, or equivalent, authority to approve variations and waivers of regulations governing qualifications for which individual students are enrolled in their Faculty or School of Studies. The Deans, or equivalent, are required to submit to the Academic Board an annual summary report of decisions taken under this authority.
  4.2   Students may appeal to the Admission Appeals Committee against decisions by Deans, or equivalent, concerning admission.
  4.3   In respect of decisions by Deans, or equivalent, under this authority concerning matters other than admission, students may appeal to the Academic Programmes Committee.
5.   Under Section 222(2) of the Education Act 1989, the Academic Board delegates authority to appoint moderators and assessors to the chief examiner of a paper except where a statutory requirement exists in which case this authority is delegated to the Dean, or equivalent, of the Faculty or School of Studies.
  An annual summary report of appointments made under this delegated authority is required to be submitted to the Academic Board.
6.   Under Section 222(2) of the Education Act 1989, the Academic Programmes Committee delegates to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor authority to decide appeals in assessment matters as provided under the Assessment Regulations 2005.
  The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is required to submit an annual summary report to the Academic Programmes Committee of decisions taken under this delegated authority.
7.   Under Section 222(2) of the Education Act 1989, the Academic Board delegates to the Head of the Student and Academic Services Division the authority to approve eligibility for admission to the University for any person under 16 years of age on the first day of semester in which he or she wishes to enrol.
8.   Under Section 222(1) of the Education Act 1989, the Council delegates to the following committees the powers and duties defined in the terms of reference of those committees:
  8.1   Finance Committee
  8.2   Honours Committee
  8.3   Risk Management Committee
  8.4   Te Rōpū Manukura
  These committees are required under their formal terms of reference to submit regular reports on their activities to the Council.