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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

Committee members:

  • Dr Pat Sandbrook (Chair), Massey University

  • Joanna Browne, University of Auckland

  • Lizzie Kelly, AUT

  • Richard Stewart, AUT

  • Renée Boyer, 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