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Here you will find all the information about the University's policies and procedures for student discipline matters.
When a student enrols, he or she signs a 'Student Declaration' agreeing to abide by the University of Waikato regulations as published in the University of Waikato Calendar and a breach of any of these regulations can result in a student misconduct complaint. The definitions and processes for dealing with complaints of student misconduct are outlined in the Student Discipline Regulations.
A complaint of misconduct is made when differences and disputes between members of the University community cannot be resolved informally and when other methods of resolving conflicts have been ineffective or would be inappropriate (such as academic misconduct).
The Student Discipline Committee is the group responsible for resolving complaints of misconduct. It consists of five members, a Chairperson, two academic staff, and two students. The Chairperson can delegate tasks to a Deputy Chairperson and to Chief Examiners based in the Faculties.
The five members are drawn from a pool of eight academic staff and six students. The staff members are nominated and appointed by the Academic Board for three year terms which can be renewed. The student members are appointed annually by the Chairperson of the Student Discipline Committee.
The current staff members are:
- Professor Roger Moltzen (Chairperson) - Faculty of Education
- Professor Dan Zirker - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Mr Les Arthur - Faculty of Law
- Mr Tom Roa - Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Dr Umesh Sharma - Waikato Management School
- Associate Professor Annika Hinze - Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
- Associate Professor Rachel McNae - Faculty of Education, ; and
- Dr Rob Torrens - Faculty of Science and Engineering.
If you would like to be a member of the committee or nominate a staff or student member, please contact the Academic Integrity Adviser.
NZQA have developed a Guide to Effective Practice in Preventing and Detecting Academic Fraud for teaching staff. This contains practical suggestions for staff to implement in their teaching and assessment.