The Board of NZCER, which represents a wide cross section of education interests, helps identify key educational issues and stakeholder needs, thus providing a strategic focus for the Council. The NZCER Board Policies guide the Board's work.
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The NZCER Board and Electoral College
The Board of NZCER consists of five elected members and one member appointed by the Minister of Education. The Board, as it sees fit, can co-opt up to three additional people to be members of the Council.
Board members are appointed for terms of 4 years, and every 2 years two or three of the five elected Board members will complete their term. At this point the Electoral College is tasked to nominate and elect two or three members to replace those stepping down. Retiring members may stand for re-election.
The Electoral College consists of persons as determined by the NZCER Act 1972.
In determining the persons who are members of the electoral college, the Council—
(a) must ensure that the electoral college—
(i) is broadly representative of groups and bodies concerned with the conduct of education or educational
research in New Zealand; and
(ii) includes distinguished New Zealand educators; and
(b) may determine that a member of the electoral college may be a person nominated by a named education group,
body, or office holder to be its representative in the electoral college.
Rules for the Conduct of Elections of Members of the
New Zealand Council for Educational Research 2017
Under section 33(1) of the NZCER Act 1972, the council makes rules prescribing the method of election of members of the council. Rules made under this section are a disallowable instrument and have been presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of the Legislation Act 2012. Read a copy of these Rules