Committees and boards

The Academic Office supports the Academic Board and committees that ensure the quality of learning and teaching at Victoria University of Wellington.

Academic Board

The Academic Board at Victoria University of Wellington advises the University Council on matters relating to courses of study, awards, and other academic matters, and exercises powers delegated by the Council and the Vice-Chancellor.

The Board's Convenor is the Vice-Chancellor. The membership, functions and powers of the Academic Board are defined in the Academic Board Statute, also available on the University's Policy page. The Academic Office provides administrative support for Academic Board.

For up-to-date information contact the secretary at academic-board@vuw.ac.nz.

Academic Committee

The Academic Committee is a subcommittee of the Academic Board, established under the Academic Board Statute. The convenor is the Vice-Provost (Academic). The committee provides advice on all matters concerning the maintenance of academic quality and on any other academic matters which may be referred to it.

Academic Committee reviews proposals for new qualifications and courses and monitors reviews of academic programmes. The Academic Office provides administrative support for Academic Committee.

For up-to-date information contact the secretary at academic-board@vuw.ac.nz.

Faculty Boards

There is a Faculty Board for each of the University's nine Faculties—Architecture and Design Innovation, Business, Education, Engineering, Graduate Research, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Science—as well as Toihuarewa, a forum for Māori academic issues at the University.

The Faculty Boards deal with all matters concerning the maintenance of academic quality and any other academic matters at a Faculty level. Each of the nine boards is convened by the relevant Dean. Members include all academic staff teaching in the Faculty as well as professional staff and student representatives. Each board is a subcommittee of the Academic Board.