182 Determination of policy

(1)

In determining the policy of an institution with respect to any matter relating to the institution, the council of the institution shall consult with any board, committee, or other body established within the institution that has responsibility for giving advice in relation to, or for giving effect to, the policy of the institution with respect to that matter.

(2)

The council of an institution shall establish an academic board consisting of the institution’s chief executive, and members of the staff and students of the institution, to—

(a)

advise the council on matters relating to courses of study or training, awards, and other academic matters; and

(b)

exercise powers delegated to it by the council.

(3)

The academic board shall be deemed for the purposes of section 222 to be a committee appointed by the council under section 193(2)(i).

(4)

Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the council of an institution shall not make any decision or statute in respect of any academic matter referred to in subsection (2) unless it has requested the advice of the academic board and considered any advice given by the academic board.

(5)

Without derogating from the duties of the council of an institution under subsections (1) and (4), a decision or statute made by the council is not invalid merely because of a failure of the council to comply with either of those subsections.

Section 182: inserted, on 1 January 1991, by section 37 of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).