Lincoln University has a well defined Māori development structure.
This structure involves the Māori Development Committee (Ahumairaki) reporting directly to the Lincoln University council.
Via the Assistant Vice-Chacellor, Communities Te Manutaki (Office of Māori and Pacific development) and Te Puna Whakapuawai (Institutional Wanaga) report to the Vice-Chancellor and then through to the Lincoln University Council.
Te Puna Whakapuawai - Institutional Wānanga
The Wānanga is made up of Kaupapa Māori Units in each of the faculties, as well as the Māori support coordinator and Māori outreach Coordinator.
The function of the Wānanga is to :
- Provide an institutional forum for discussing Māori Development and Treaty Responsiveness
- To assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of Māori development policy and plans (eg Operational Plan)
- To advise the University on matters relating to Māori development in academic programmes, research capability and institutional support.
The Māori support coordinator ensures Māori students are supported through all aspects of their experience at Lincoln University, directly and via the Māori student support group.
The Māori outreach cordinator supports and encourages interaction of Lincoln University with community groups and organisations both directly and indirectly via the Māori Liaison group.