The Academic Board

Ex Officio Members
1. The Vice-Chancellor, who is chairperson
2. The Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
3. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
4. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori
5. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research
6. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of each Division
7. The Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning
8. The Assistant Vice-Chancellor Pacific
9. The Dean of the School of Graduate Research
10. The Heads of School
11. The Associate Dean Academic of each Division
12. The The Associate Dean Research of each Division
13. The Academic Director, Tauranga
14. The Director of the Pathways College
15. The University Librarian
16. The staff member of Council (if not already a member under another provision of the constitution)
17. The President of the Waikato Students' Union
18. The Vice-President of the Waikato Students' Union
19. The Vice-President Māori of the Waikato Students' Union
Elected Members
20. Two professors, elected by and from each Divisional Board for terms of three years.
21. Two academic staff members elected by and from each Divisional Board for terms of three years, such that the terms of the members provide for continuity.
22. One academic staff member elected by and from Māori Academic Board of Studies for a term of three years.
23. One academic staff member elected by and from the Te Piringa – Faculty of Law Board of Studies for a term of three years.
24. One academic staff member elected by and from the School of Engineering Board of Studies for a term of three years.
25. Two students elected by and from the student members of each Divisional Board for terms of one year. The students may not be members of staff.
26. One student elected by and from the student members of Māori Academic Board of Studies for a term of one year. The student may not be a member of staff.
Appointed Members
27. One postgraduate student appointed by the chairperson of the Academic Board in consultation with the Dean of the School of Graduate Research for a term of one year. The student may not be a member of staff.
28. One academic staff member appointed by the Vice-Chancellor on the nomination of the TEU for a term of three years.
Co-opted Members
29. Up to four members may be co-opted by the Academic Board on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor for particular purposes. In considering co-option under this provision, the Academic Board will give attention to any gaps in the current membership in terms of diversity and inclusion, and the range of disciplinary perspectives represented.

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