Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Powers of the Senate

 

1        To oversee teaching and research and be responsible for maintaining the academic quality and standards of the University and for the admission and regulation of students.

2        The membership and powers of the Senate shall be prescribed in Ordinances.

3        The Council shall delegate to the Senate such of its functions relating to the planning, coordination, development and supervision of the academic work of the University.

4        The Senate shall comprise the following members:

i. Ex-officio members:

(a)          The Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellors and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors;

(b)          The Academic Registrar;

(c)           The person with the prime managerial responsibility across the University for learning resources;

(d)          The Deans of the academic units of the organisation.

ii. Twenty five representatives of the academic units of the organisation;

iii. The Chair of the Standing Committee of Assembly;

iv. Two members elected by the University Assembly;

v.  Three members elected from Professional Services staff;

vi. Seven students, as determined by Ordinance.

 5      The Senate shall be the supreme academic authority of the University and shall, subject to the powers reserved to the Council by the Statutes, take such measures and act in a manner as shall appear to it best calculated to                promote the academic work of the University both in teaching and research and shall regulate and superintend the education of the students of the University.

 6      The Senate shall delegate to the Learning and Teaching Committee such of its functions relating to the planning, coordination development of the academic work of the University.