Council elections

Nominations are open for the 2014 council elections.

Election of one member of the University Council by the general staff of the University

The term of office of one permanent member of the general staff on Council (Theresa Sawicka) will expire on 31 December 2014. Nominations are invited to fill this vacancy from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018 (or earlier in accordance with the Education Amendment Act (No 2), if passed).

The General Staff Roll will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 15 August 2014.

All permanent members* of the general staff of the University, employed as at 28 May 2014, are on the General Staff Roll and therefore eligible to stand in the election, to make nominations and to vote. 

Election of one member of the University Council by the academic staff of the University for a four month term from 1 September 2014—31 December 2014

The remaining term of office of one of the members of the academic staff on Council (Associate Professor Megan Clark) expires on 31 December 2014, and nominations are invited to fill the vacancy for a term of four months from 1 September 2014.

The Academic Staff Roll will close at 5.00 pm on Friday, 15 August 2014.

Election of one member of the University Council by the academic staff of the University for a four year term from 1 January 2015—31 December 2018

The term of office of one of the members of the academic staff on Council (Associate Professor Megan Clark) expires on 31 December 2014, and nominations are invited to fill the vacancy for a term of four years from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018 (or earlier in accordance with the Education Amendment Act (No 2), if passed.

The Academic Staff Roll will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 15 August 2014.

All permanent members* of the academic staff of the University employed as at 28 May 2014 are eligible to make nominations and to vote in the election.  For election purposes, the definition of academic staff includes:

  • Professors
  • Associate Professors
  • Readers
  • Senior Lecturers
  • Lecturers
  • Assistant Lecturers
  • Senior Language Tutors and Language Tutors
  • Foundation Studies Teachers and Senior Teachers
  • Senior Research Fellows
  • Research Fellows
  • Post-doctoral Fellows

Permanent staff members

* A permanent member of staff is defined in the Education Act 1989 as a member of the staff:

  1. who is employed, either on a full-time or part-time basis-
  2. (i) for a period ending, unless sooner terminated, on his or her reaching a specified age; or
    (ii) until he or she retires or resigns; or
  3. who has been employed, whether under a contract for a specified period or otherwise, and either on a full-time or part-time basis, for at least 3 months; or
  4. who has been employed, whether under a contract for a specified period or otherwise, and either on a full-time or part-time basis, for less than 3 months and whose employment is, in the opinion of the chief executive of the institution, likely to continue for at least 3 months from the date of commencement of that employment.

Nominations

Nominations, which must have the consent of the nominee, close with the Returning Officer on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 5.00pm.

Copies of the nomination form and the information sheet to be completed by the candidates are available from the Returning Officer.

Election date

If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies, an online election will be held on Tuesday, 2 September, with the polls closing at 5.00pm. Early voting will open on Tuesday, 26 August. Voting material will be sent from election management company, electionz.com to the University email addresses of those on the General and Academic Staff Rolls.

Candidates will be elected by the single transferable vote method.

The elections are governed by the Council Election Statute available from the University website or the Returning Officer.

Caroline Ward
Returning Officer
caroline.ward@vuw.ac.nz
(04) 463 5196