Terms of reference

  • In accordance with Statute 7.2, to consider and recommend to Council via Senate persons for appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
  • In accordance with Statute 8.1, to consider and recommend to Council persons for appointment as Dean and Head of School/Department.

Senior Academic Appointment Procedures

The following procedures were approved by Council on the recommendation of Senate on 23 October 2008:

Procedural Rules


Membership is governed by Ordinance 3. Holders of posts within the remit of the Committee can serve as members of the Committee if so elected by Council/Senate. This is permitted provided that such postholders withdraw from the meeting for discussion of any appointment for which they are recommended.

Appointment of Chair

The Vice-Chancellor takes the Chair. See Ordinance 3.3.


See Council Standing orders 16(iv) and 16(v).


See Council Standing Orders 17(ii) to (iv).


There shall be a quorum at meetings of one-third of the membership. See Council Standing Order 16(vi).

Rules for voting

There are no specified rules for voting.


Minutes are submitted to Council and Senate.

Version information

Owner: Senior Academic Appointments Committee
Version number:
Approval Date: 17 May 2007
Approved By: Council
Date of last review: 17 May 2007