Equity leadership committee

The committee’s role is to ensure aspirational equity goals and enhance the University’s equity achievements.

From January 2016, the following will apply to the Equity Committee (as approved at Council 22 June 2015):

  1. The Equity Committee is renamed the 'Equity Leadership Committee'.
  2. The Equity Leadership Committee terms of reference are to be as follows:
    1. To enhance integrated, effective and efficient equity leadership across the University
    2. To enhance the University of Auckland’s national and international equity leadership
    3. To advise Senate and Council on University equity strategy, plans, policy, projects and outcomes
    4. To monitor and report on the implementation of the University’s equity strategy, plans, policy, and projects
    5. To ensure the University’s statutory and other compliance obligations are met
  3. The Equity Leadership Committee membership to be:
    1. Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity), Chair
    2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
    3. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement)
    4. Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)
    5. Director Pacific Strategy and Engagement
    6. Two Faculty Deans
    7. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Registrar
    8. Director (HR)
    9. University Librarian
    10. Two members of the Faculty Equity Chairs’ Group
    11. Two AUSA student representatives, with one in attendance
  4. The Equity Leadership Committee will meet four times per year, commencing in 2016, and report twice yearly to Council.
    Notes:
    1. Conflicts of Interest
      Committee members must declare any real or perceived conflicts of interest in line with the requirements of the University’s Conflicts of Interest Policy.
    2. Confidentiality
      Committee members have a responsibility to treat all information with appropriate confidentiality. This includes matters tabled or discussed at the Committee meetings, as well as any additional issues that are raised outside meetings.

Pacific Reference Group

This group provides policy advice to the University on Pacific issues and reports to the Equity Committee.

Terms of reference

  • To provide strategic and policy advice to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor through the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) and the Equity Committee on issues relating to Pacific equity issues; and to provide strategic and policy advice to the office of the Vice-Chancellor through the Director, Centre for Pacific Studies, on issues relating to Pacific advancement.
  • To contribute to the University’s submissions to government and external stakeholders (eg Tertiary Education Commission,Ministry of Education on policy matters regarding Pacific peoples.
  • To advise the office of the Vice-Chancellor through the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) and Equity Committee on the progress and achievements of the University with respect to its objectives in the University’s strategic plan relating to Pacific peoples.
  • To advise the Vice-Chancellor through the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) and Equity Committee on operational matters relevant to the delivery of strategic equity objects to Pacific peoples; to advise the Vice-Chancellor through the Centre for Pacific Studies Director on operational matters relevant to the delivery of strategic objects to Pacific advancement at the University of Auckland.

Membership

  • Two staff members per faculty
  • Two staff members from service divisions
  • One student representative
  • One community representative
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) representative.

Contact Pacific Reference Group

Damon Salesa
Director
Pacific Strategy and Engagement
Phone: +64 9 923 9675
Email: d.salesa@auckland.ac.nz

Review of equity groups at the University of Auckland

This review identified equity groups at the University. It specified which will be the focus of programmes and those where there will be other means of achieving equity outcomes.