Pursuant to section 170 of the Education Act 1989 (“the Act”), the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment gives the following notice.
N o t i c e
1. This notice may be cited as the Lincoln University Council Constitution Notice 2015.
2. This notice shall come into force on 9 December 2015.
3. The Lincoln University Council (Council) shall govern Lincoln University, a distinctive, specialist, land-based university. Lincoln University serves the needs and supports the development of the land-based industries in New Zealand and globally, by advancing knowledge through research and by delivering a vertically integrated portfolio of education programmes.
4. The Council shall have 12 members and be constituted as follows:
(a) Four members appointed by the relevant Minister of the Crown.
(b) The Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University.
(c) One permanent member of the academic staff of Lincoln University appointed following an election by the permanent members of that staff.
(d) One permanent member of the general staff of Lincoln University appointed following an election by the permanent members of that staff.
(e) One member appointed following an election by the students at Lincoln University.
(f) One member appointed after consultation with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
(g) Three members appointed by the Council, at least one of whom shall be an alumnus of Lincoln University.
5. Subject to section 171B of the Education Act 1989, in making appointments the Council should, when considering whether a person satisfies the requirements of the Education Act 1989, have regard to the person’s governance qualifications and experience and his or her ability to ensure good governance, fiscal responsibility, and academic freedom and excellence.
(1) The term of office of members of the Council, vacation of office, disclosure of members’ interest and casual vacancies are covered in sections 173–176 of the Education Act 1989.
(2) A person may be appointed as a member of the Council for a term of up to four years. The maximum number of occasions on which a person may serve as a member of the Council is:
(a) the number that ensures that the total period for which that person is a member of the Council does not exceed 16 years (consecutive or otherwise); or
(b) in the case of a person appointed by virtue of holding a stated office, any number of terms or years while he or she continues in that office.
(3) If the term of a member expires before a successor is appointed, he or she continues as a member until his or her successor’s appointment takes effect.
7. No act or proceeding of the Council shall be invalidated by a vacancy in the membership thereof.
8. The Council constitution shall be given effect in accordance with the relevant Council election and appointment statutes, policies and protocols.
9. The Lincoln University Notice 1990, published in the New Zealand Gazette, 20 September 1990, No. 164, page 3427, and the Lincoln University Amendment Notice 2001, published in the New Zealand Gazette, 26 July 2001, No. 77, page 1841, are hereby revoked.
Dated at Wellington this 3rd day of September 2015.
Hon STEVEN JOYCE, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.