The representative body for New Zealand’s eight universities.
The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee website.
The Committee on Student Administration and Academic Services 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.
To that end it 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, 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.
It consists of up to two staff members of each university at the Director or Group Manager level in the area of student administration and academic services.
The current Chair is Dr Pat Sandbrook, Director, Student Administration, Massey University.