Manukau Institute of Technology


Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) plans to make big cuts to Foundation Studies and English as well as reviewing Visual Arts; all areas that have already experienced recent cuts. In 2014, MIT halved the number of people working in its Foundation Studies and English programmes. TEU Organiser Chan Dixon says the polytechnic’s senior managers have left both programmes to flounder since then. “The people who remained after...

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“Fast food” degree papers in Manukau

“Fast food” degree papers in Manukau


Posted By on Jul 14, 2016

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) plans to compress 17-week long degree papers in accounting, economics and law into eight weeks. TEU members, who make up most academics who work at the polytechnic, are opposed to the decision. TEU branch co-president Jill Jones says there is no evidence that the change will benefit domestic students. “This is pedagogically unsound and it will damage MIT’s reputation, but worse, it will leave...

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Payroll problems plaguing a number of government ministries may also affect Manukau Institute of Technology and the Open Polytechnic. Radio New Zealand reports Labour Inspectorate investigations have revealed about 24,000 public and private sector workers have been underpaid due to breaches of the Holidays Act. This morning Steven Joyce, who is the minister for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), and for...

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Substantial pay rises for chief executives and vice-chancellors at New Zealand’s polytechnics and universities reveal growing inequality. The State Services Commission released the pay bands of New Zealand’s tertiary education leaders yesterday. Seven of the 19 universities, polytechnics and wānanga where the chief executive and vice-chancellor did not change in the last two years received a pay rise of more than $10,000. Several of...

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Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) should not be appointing a council member who works for a competing private provider, says TEU national president Sandra Grey. MIT announced yesterday that it has appointed Jill Tattersall as a councillor. Tattersall currently serves as a director on for Cornerstone Education, a private education provider based in Auckland that offers courses that compete with MIT’s business qualifications. Grey...

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Longer work hours, working on weekends and evenings, and performance pay are some of the key changes management at Manukau Institute of Technology is seeking from its staff in its current round of negotiations. MIT management has made a series of claims at the start of academic staff negotiations, including wanting to introduce performance-based pay, extend work hours to Mon-Sat 8.00am-9.30pm with no restriction on evening work,...

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