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Wits Statute - Convocation
Role and objectives
- The Convocation may state its opinion on any matter relating to the University, including matters referred to it by the Council, the Senate or the University Forum.
- The Convocation elects Council members in accordance with the University Rules.
- The Convocation, in cooperation with the University Registrar, maintains a database of its members in order to promote communication between the University and members, and for other suitable purposes.
- The Council may amend the University Rules only after consultation with the Executive Committee of the Convocation.
- The Convocation consists of the –
(a) Vice-Chancellor and Principal;
(c) Deputy Vice-Chancellors,
(d) University Registrar;
(e) former and present Academic Employees as set out in subparagraph (2) of this Statute; and
(f) all persons who are or become Graduates of the University.
- Academic Employees on the permanent staff of the University, professors emeriti and other retired Academic Employees who have been on the permanent staff in continuous employment for not less than 10 years immediately prior to retirement, are members of the Convocation.
- The Convocation elects from its members a President who acts as Chairperson of its meetings.
- The manner in which the President of Convocation is elected is set out in the University Rules.
- The Functions and period of office of the President of the Convocation are set out in the University Rules.
- A Secretary to the Convocation is appointed as set out in the University Rules.
All the provisions necessary for the constitution and functioning of the Executive Committee of the Convocation, as well as the election and term of office of a member of the Executive Committee of the Convocation, are set out in the University Rules.
Meetings and elections
- The procedure and Quorum for meetings of the Convocation are set out in the University Rules.
- Meetings of the Convocation are summoned and held in the manner and at times and for purposes as set out in the University Rules.