18 Determination of policy


In determining the policy of an institution with respect to any matter relating to the institution, the institution’s council must consult 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.


For the purposes of subclause (1), the institution’s council must establish an academic committee consisting of its chief executive and members of the staff and students of the institution to—


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


exercise powers delegated to it by the council.


The academic committee is, for the purposes of section 285, to be treated as a committee appointed by the council under section 283(2)(j).


Without limiting subclause (1), the institution’s council may not make any decision or statute in respect of any academic matter referred to in subclause (2) unless it has requested the advice of the academic committee and considered any advice given by the academic committee.


However, a decision or statute made by the institution’s council is not invalid merely because of a failure of the council to comply with subclause (1) or (4).


This clause does not apply to Te Pūkenga—New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (for which section 324 provides).

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 182

Schedule 11 clause 18(6): amended, on 25 September 2020, by clause 4(1) of the Education (Name Change for NZIST) Order 2020 (LI 2020/260).