Senate

Terms of reference

The Senate's statutory authority derives from the Education Act, which empowers Council to establish an Academic Board (in the case of this University the Academic Board is called Senate) to:

  • Advise the Council on matters relating to courses of study or training, awards, and other academic matters
  • Exercise powers delegated to it by Council.

Membership

  • Vice-Chancellor – Chair
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Engagement 
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Māori
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor, Equity
  • All Distinguished Professors, Professors and Emeritus Professors employed on 0.1FTE or more
  • Academic Heads
  • Deans
  • Directors of Large-Scale Research Institutes
  • Head of Tāmaki Campus
  • Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Director of Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education (CLeaR)
  • Librarian 
  • The two elected permanent members of Academic and Professional staff on Council, if not already members
  • Elected Members of the Sub-Professorial Staff:
    • Two Faculty Members of Arts
    • Two Faculty Members of Business and Economics
    • One Faculty Member of Creative Arts and Industries
    • Two Faculty Member of Education
    • One Faculty Member of Engineering
    • One Faculty Member of Law
    • Two Faculty Members of Medical and Health Sciences
    • Two Faculty Members of Science
    • Six Sub-Professorial Staff at Large
  • One additional member elected by the Faculty of Law and three additional members elected by the Faculty of Arts
  • President Auckland University Students Association or alternate
  • Five Student Members nominated by Auckland University Students Association
    • Four Undergraduate
    • One Postgraduate

Senate reports to Council.

Committee members and term of office

Vice-Chancellor Holds office until
Professor S McCutcheon - Chair Ex-officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Holds office until
Professor J Morrow Ex-officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Holds office until
Professor J Metson Ex-officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Strategic Engagement Holds office until
Professor J Dixon Ex-officio
Pro Vice-Chancellors Holds office until
Ms T McNaughton, Equity Ex-officio
Mr J Peters, Māori Ex-officio
Elected Members of the Sub-Professorial
Staff: Faculty Representative
Holds office until
Associate Professor C Martin, Arts 31.01.19
Dr K Lehman, Arts 31.01.19
Mr A Eberhard, Business & Economics 31.01.18
Mrs S Laurenson, Business and Economics 31.01.18
Mr J Tibbles, Creative Arts and Industries 31.01.19
Associate Professor L Beddoe, Education and Social Work 31.01.18
TBA, Education and Social Work 31.01.18
Dr T Yiu, Engineering 31.01.18
TBA, Law 31.01.19
TBA, Medical & Health Sciences 31.01.18
Dr J Dean, Medical & Health Sciences 31.01.18
Associate Professor R Leonhardt, Science 31.01.18
Dr D McGillivray, Science 31.01.19
Sub-Professorial Staff at Large Holds office until
Dr H Friedrich 31.01.18
Dr J Hellum 31.01.18
Associate Professor P Wills 31.01.18
Dr F Kubke 31.01.19
Dr J Russell 31.01.19
Ms A Tsai 31.01.19
  • One additional member elected by the Faculty of Law - Associate Professor A Kawharu
  • Three additional members elected by the Faculty of Arts - Associate Professors J Littleton and S Kitson, Dr E Griffey.
Student Members Holds office until
Mr W Matthews (AUSA President) 31.12.17
Ms J Palairet 31.12.17
Ms S Butterfield 31.12.17
Ms A Cusack 31.12.17
Ms Y Heng 31.12.17
Mr O'Hanlon 31.12.17
  • All Distinguished Professors, Professors, and Emeritus Professors employed on 0.1FTE or more
  • Academic Heads
  • Deans of Faculties
  • Directors of Large-Scale Research Institutes
  • Head of Tāmaki Campus
Director of Learning and Teaching Holds office until
Dr K Morris Ex officio
Director of Centre for Learning and
Research in Higher Education (CLeaR)
Holds office until
Professor H Sword Ex officio
Librarian Holds office until
Ms S Roberts Ex officio
The two elected permanent members of Academic and Professional staff on
Council, if not already members  
Holds office until
Ms C Dunphy 31.12.19

Committee Administrator

Wendy Verschaeren
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85782
Emailw.verschaeren@auckland.ac.nz.

Schedule of meetings

Date Time
20.02.17 4.00pm
27.03.17 4.00pm
29.05.17 4.00pm
31.07.17 4.00pm
25.09.17 4.00pm
27.11.17 4.00pm

Note: No meeting in December.

Committees reporting to Senate