Governance policies

These policies relate to aspects of governance at Victoria University of Wellington.

Academic Agreements Policy

This policy ensures all academic agreements support the university's strategic direction and do not pose risk and where appropriate are commercially viable. Effective from: October 2014

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Academic Approvals Handbook

This handbook sets out the University’s policies and processes for approving new courses and programmes, and for changing existing courses and programmes.

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Academic Board Statute

This statute defines the membership, functions and powers of the Academic Board of Victoria University of Wellington. Effective from: May 2014

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Academic Dress Statute

The purpose of this statute is to set out the details of academic dress for Victoria University of Wellington.

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Academic Year Dates Policy

This policy ensures there is sufficient time for enrolment, teaching, examinations and holiday periods spaced throughout the academic year. Effective from: October 2014

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Applicants and Examiners of Higher Doctorates Guidelines

These guidelines provide additional information about the application and examination process for a Higher Doctorate. Effective from: October 2009

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Awarding of Qualifications Posthumously Policy

This policy sets out procedures and criteria to award posthumous qualifications in a consistent and appropriate manner. Effective from: October 2014

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Business Continuity Management Policy

This policy outlines the BCM framework, responsibilities and principles to effectively prepare for and achieve strategic aims through times of major crisis. Effective from: March 2010

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Cancellation or Refusal of Enrolment Procedure

This procedure defines the criteria and process for cancelling or refusing to permit the enrolment of a student on these grounds. Effective from: October 2014

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Conduct Policy

This policy sets out expected standards of conduct at Victoria University and outlines the processes to be followed when these standards are not met.

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Council Elections Statute

This statute, created by University Council under the Education Act 1989 reference to sections 193 194 and 171 and of Victoria University of Wellington 1961(4).

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Fees Statute 2013

This statute establishes the basis for fee charging and related policies at Victoria University of Wellington for 2013 academic year, unless otherwise stated. Effective from: September 2012

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Financial Delegated Authorities Statute

This statute provides a framework of financial delegated authority within which the University can effectively manage and safeguard its financial resources.

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Fraud Policy

This policy addresses the risk of fraud and outlines the actions the University will take when any suspected fraud is reported or discovered.

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Higher Doctorates Statute

This statute outlines regulations governing qualifications, application, admission and examination procedures and the process for awarding Higher Doctorates. Effective from: October 2009

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Honorary Degrees and Hunter Fellowships Statute

This statute sets out the regulations and procedures governing the conferment of Honorary Degrees and the award of Hunter Fellowships.

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Legislative Compliance Policy

This policy assists Victoria to comply with its legal obligations, thus maximising the likelihood of staff and agents of the University complying with the law. Effective from: March 2011

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Naming Rights Statute

This statute outlines criteria and procedures for awarding Naming Rights to university assets, activities or academic employment positions to specified parties. Effective from: July 2009

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Programme and Course Design Handbook

The handbook sets out the University’s expectations and gives guidance for good quality programme and course design. Effective from: April 2014

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Qualifications Statute

This statute outlines granting of awards by the Council of Victoria University of Wellington in accordance with s193(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. Effective from: October 2014

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Receipt of Donations Policy

This policy ensures donations received by the University are transferred to the Victoria University Foundation, unless stated by the donor. Effective from: October 2009

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Risk Management Policy

This policy explains the University’s underlying approach to risk and risk management. Effective from: December 2008

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Student Conduct Statute

This statute sets out the procedures that apply in the event that a student is alleged to have breached acceptable standards of conduct as described herein. Effective from: October 2014

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Timetable Policy

This policy provides regulations for use of teaching space, distribution of information and flexibility and responsiveness to meet the needs of the University. Effective from: October 2014

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Treasury Statute

This statute provides a framework within which Victoria University of Wellington can effectively manage and safeguard its financial resources. Effective from: December 2013

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Treaty of Waitangi Statute

This statute outlines the principle-based framework adopted by Council to discharge its duties under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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