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Amendment to the Constitution of the University of Canterbury Council Notice 2018

Pursuant to section 170 of the Education Act 1989, the Minister of Education gives the following notice.

1.

(a) This notice may be cited as the Amendment to the Constitution of the University of Canterbury Council Notice 2018 and amends the notice titled “University of Canterbury Notice 1990”, as published in the New Zealand Gazette, 13 September 1990, No. 159, page 3353, the amendment published in the New Zealand Gazette, 4 November 2004, No. 143, page 3585, and the amendment published in the New Zealand Gazette, 11 June 2015, Issue No. 65, Notice No. 2015-au3445.

(b) The third amendment notice shall come into force on 30 October 2018.

2. There shall be a council to be known as the “University of Canterbury Council” which shall control the University of Canterbury.

3. The University of Canterbury Council shall be constituted as follows:

3.1. The members shall be:

(a) Four members appointed by the relevant Minister;

(b) The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury;

(c) One permanent member of the academic staff of the University of Canterbury appointed following an election by the permanent members of that staff;

(d) One permanent member of the general staff of the University of Canterbury appointed following an election by the permanent members of that staff;

(e) One member appointed following an election by the students of the University of Canterbury;

(f) One member appointed by the University of Canterbury Council, following consultation with Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu;

(g) Three members appointed by the University of Canterbury Council, two of whom must be graduates of the University of Canterbury.

3.2. The following requirements shall apply to membership:

(a) Members appointed under clauses 3.1(f) and 3.1(g) may not be employed as a member of staff or enrolled as a student at any university

(b) Of the 12 members one must be Māori.

4. 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.

5. The number of occasions on which a person, other than the Vice-Chancellor, may be appointed as a member of the council is the number that, for that person, ensures that the total period for which they are a member of the council does not exceed 12 years.

6. The powers of the University of Canterbury Council shall not be affected by vacancy in the membership thereof.

Dated at Wellington this 25th day of October 2018.

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS, Minister of Education.