OUSA decides to appeal the High Court ruling over the Uni Code of Conduct to clarify OUSA's ability to represent its members on the Appeals Board.
TED is affiliated as a club, HAHTSA is disaffiliated, and the Uni's Working Party on the Limitation of Enrolment is about to meet.
MINUTES OF THE OUSA STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD IN THE BOARDROOM OF THE OTAGO UNIVERSITY STUDENTSÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ ASSOCIATION ON WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2009 AT 3.06PM
Edwin Darlow (Chair), Mike Bridges, Sarah Parvaiz, Cordelia Huxtable,
Claire Jackson, Nathalie Saurat and Harriet Geoghegan
Stephen Alexander (General Manager) and Dan Hendra (Minute
CO-OPTION OF MEMBERS TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE
109/09 THAT Cordelia Huxtable, Claire Jackson, Nathalie Saurat and Harriet
Geoghegan be co-opted onto the Standing Committee of the Executive
henceforth for the duration of this meeting.
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
110/09 THAT the minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting held on 10
November 2009 be accepted as a true and correct record.
111/09 THAT the History, Art History and Theory StudentsÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ Association (HAHTSA) be disaffiliated from OUSA.
112/09 THAT the Otago Academy of Technology, Entertainments and Design be
affiliated to OUSA.
Moved from the Chair
113/09 THAT Stephen Alexander be granted speaking rights for the duration of this meeting.
Affiliation Policy Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ as attached, consultative emails etc included.
114/09 THAT the Affiliation Policy be put for notice.
Harriet left at 3.16pm
CODE OF CONDUCT
Discussion took place about the recent decision delivered by the High
Court in relation to OUSAÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s action taken against the University. Concern
was raised as to the CourtÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s decision regarding the perceived conflict of
interest and the resultant lack of student presence on the Appeals Board.
Additionally while the necessity of incidents being treated on a case by
case basis. OUSA would like parameters put in place as a means of
process under the Code of Conduct.
115a/09THAT the meeting move into Committee of the Whole for reasons of
personal privacy at 3.17pm
Harriet returned at 3.26pm
Claire left at 3.41pm
116b/09THAT the meeting move out of Committee of the Whole.
117c/09 THAT the Executive agrees for an appeal to be filed in relation to the
High CourtÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s decision regarding the Code of Conduct and the
composition of the Appeals Board. The authority to approve the final
wording in conjunction with the SolicitorÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s is given to Edwin Darlow and
Nat left at 4.10pm
Cordelia left at 4.11pm
Cordelia returned at 4.12pm
This very important decision is being canvassed wide for opinion and it
was decided to defer it until the next meeting.
To be discussed next meeting.
EXECUTIVE REPORTS REMINDER
Please remember to send fourth quarter reports to the Secretary by 1pm
on 27 November 2009.
Senate Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ the Working Party report on the Limitation of Enrolment is being
discussed at the next meeting being held at 5.15pm today. If you have
any further comments you would like to add, please see Mike or Edwin.
Meeting closed at 4.41pm
Signed: _________________________________ Date: _____________