Committee on Student Administration and Academic Services (CSAAS)
About the Committee
The Committee on Student Administration and Academic Services (CSASS) is concerned with the strategic and operational objectives of the university sector in relation to student administration and academic services. Its chief objective is to provide integrated professional leadership to the delivery and development of quality service provision.
It consists of up to two staff members from each university, at the Director or Group Manager level, in the area of student administration and academic services.
What we do
CSAAS provides advice and makes recommendations to individual Vice-Chancellors and Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara on matters relating to its brief. It contributes to the formulation and implementation of policy and advises on potential risks, implications and fiscal impacts. It also identifies strategic opportunities for collaboration, cost savings and sharing best practice.
The committee maintains relationships with Government agencies such as the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), Immigration and StudyLink on matters pertaining to the services it provides, and is itself a forum for the collegial exchange of information that might identify trends, risks and opportunities.
Frequency of meetings: Three times per year.
Key UNZ Contact:
Wendy Robinson, Portfolio Manager - Academic Programmes
Dr Pat Sandbrook (Chair), Massey University
Joanna Browne, University of Auckland
Lizzie Kelly, AUT
Richard Stewart, AUT
Tim O'Brien, University of Waikato
Mike Calvert, University of Waikato
Meredith MacKenzie, Massey University
Pam Thorburn, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Sue Walbran, Victoria University of Wellington
Andrew Bainbridge-Smith, University of Canterbury
Iain MacPherson, University of Canterbury
Jane Edwards, Lincoln University
John Price, University of Otago