Equity Leadership Committee

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

Equity Leadership Committee (from January 2016)

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:

  • To enhance integrated, effective and efficient equity leadership across the University
  • To enhance the University of Auckland’s national and international equity leadership
  • To advise Senate and Council on University equity strategy, plans, policy, projects and outcomes
  • To monitor and report on the implementation of the University’s equity strategy, plans, policy, and projects
  • To ensure the University’s statutory and other compliance obligations are met

3. The Equity Leadership Committee membership to be:

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity), Chair
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement)
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)
  • Director Pacific Strategy and Engagement
  • Two Faculty Deans
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Registrar
  • Director (HR)
  • University Librarian
  • Two members of the Faculty Equity Chairs’ Group
  • 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.


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

The Pacific Reference Group provides policy advice to the University on Pacific issues. The group reports to the Equity Committee.

Learn more about the Pacific Reference Group

Review of Equity Groups at The University of Auckland

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

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