Why does it matter that we review our statutes?


Question:
Why does it matter that we review our statutes?
Answer:

Our current statutes prevent us from conducting our business as we wish to, for instance requiring us to call academic units “departments” and not allowing us to call them “schools”. In this example, the Privy Council has no interest in whether we call units departments or schools, only that we protect the academic freedom of staff in those units whatever they are called. This is an example of why our statutes are due for a review, to work through what are the core issues that make us a university, and what are operational matters not of concern to the public interest.

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09/12/2016