Constitution

New Zealand Tertiary Council for
Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE)

1. Name
The name of the Association will be “New Zealand Tertiary Council for Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE)”.

2. Membership

2.1 The membership of the New Zealand Tertiary Council for Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE) shall be open to one nominated Executive Offer (Head of School or Department, or their nominee) from each New Zealand tertiary institution that offers a New Zealand recognized and registered bachelor degree, in the areas of Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise.

2.2 Where one institution offers different degree programmes on different campuses, that institution may be represented by the respective Heads of School or Department, or their nominees.

3. Mission Statement

The New Zealand Tertiary Council for Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE) is concerned with knowledge and the dissemination of knowledge about the bio-physical and socio-cultural aspects of physical activity, physical education, physical education pedagogy, sport, exercise, work, health, well-being and recreation.

4. Objects

The objects of the New Zealand Tertiary Council for Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE) are:

(a) consultation on matters of mutual concern to members and, where appropriate, the adoption, recommendation and advocacy of common policies;

(b) the promotion of active cooperation of the Departments and Schools of Sport and Exercise Science and allied disciplines with one another in New Zealand, and with Departments and Schools of Sport and Exercise Science and allied disciplines internationally;
(d) representation of Departments and Schools of Sport and Exercise Science and allied disciplines and their needs to government, higher education bodies, funding agencies, relevant professional bodies, and the wider community.

5. Officers

5.1 There will be a Chair and Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Tertiary Council for Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE) to be elected by Council members.

5.2 The Chair and Deputy Chair will hold office for a one calendar year term (i.e. January to December), unless he or she ceases to be a member of NZTCPASE or resigns from the position.

5.3 If a vacancy arises, the members will elect a new Chair, or Deputy Chair, at the next meeting.

6. General Meetings

6.1 Meetings of the New Zealand Tertiary Council for Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE) will be convened at such times and places as are agreed by the members. There shall be at least one meeting per year.

6.2 The Chair will preside at meetings. In the absence of the Chair the Deputy Chair will preside.

6.3 A member may nominate an alternate to attend and vote at any meeting.

6.4 Fifty percent of members or their alternates present in person will constitute a quorum.

6.5 Special meeting may be called by the Chair and Deputy Chair or by at least one thirds of the membership, with notification of no less than 30 days.

6.6 Resolutions of NZTCPASE will be passed by a simple majority with the Chair having a casting vote.

7. Representation of Council’s Views

7.1 The Chair or their nominee will act as spokesperson for the New Zealand Tertiary Council for Physical Activity, Sport and Exercise (NZTCPASE) and sign any letters or statements on its behalf.

7.2 The Chair or their nominee may speak on behalf of NZTCPASE on a matter which has not been the subject of a formal resolution, but only if the Chair has canvassed opinions of members and determined that this opinion represents the majority view.

7.3 In all instances views or policies will be presented as those of the TCSES as a whole rather than the institutions represented on the TCSES. Individual members will at all times remain free to express different views on behalf of themselves or their institutions.

8. Amendments

This Constitution may be amended by a resolution approved by two-thirds of members.