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 Research
5. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori
6. The Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning
7. The Deans
8. The Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Communications, Marketing and Engagement
9. The Academic Director, Tauranga
10. The Director of the Pathways College
11. The University Librarian
12. The staff member of Council (if not already a member under another provision of the constitution)
13. The President of the Waikato Students' Union
14. The Vice-President Māori of the Waikato Students' Union
Elected Members
15. Eight professors, elected by and from the academic staff of the University, for terms of three years from 1 January, such that the terms of the members provide for continuity. When an election has been held and fewer than eight professors have been elected to positions under this clause, the Vice-Chancellor may appoint professors to the remaining positions.
16. Two academic staff members elected by and from each of the Faculty Boards for terms of three years from 1 January, such that the terms of the members provide for continuity.
17. One student elected by and from the student members of each Faculty Board for a term of one year from 1 January. The student may not be a member of the academic staff.
Appointed Members
18. One academic staff member appointed by the Dean of each Faculty for a term of three years from 1 January. Unless otherwise a member of the Academic Board through one of the other provisions of the constitution, the appointee is normally the Faculty’s representative on the Education Committee.
19. When an election has been held and fewer than eight professors have been elected to positions under clause 15, the Vice-Chancellor may appoint professors to the remaining positions, for terms of three years from 1 January, such that the terms of the members provide for continuity.
20. One postgraduate student, appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Dean of the School of Graduate Research, for a term of one year from 1 January. The student may not be a member of the academic staff.
Co-opted Members
21. Up to four members may be co-opted by the Academic Board on the advice of the Vice-Chancellor for particular purposes.

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