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We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon

We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon


Posted By on Jul 12, 2018

Silencing staff, cutting the Faculty of Education and Social Work in the midst of a nationwide teacher shortage, and refusing to listen to serious concerns about the direction he is taking the University of Auckland. It is time we talked about Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon and his leadership, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. Concern about the direction of the institution intensified this week when the...

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All future policy and funding must be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s every day lives. That’s the advice staff working in the sector have given to the Education Minister today in a report published as part of national education conversation, Kōrero Mātauranga. Published by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) and given to Minister Chris Hipkins...

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The announcement today that Unitec will likely receive close to a $50 million bailout over the next two years, and the proposed appointment of a commissioner to steer the institution through a period of extreme financial difficulty, points to two important lessons – first, that policies of the last National Government are still being felt across the tertiary sector and are placing many of our public institutions in peril, and, second,...

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The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) welcomed the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins’ announcement today that he will inject a further $31.7 million into the tertiary education sector to ensure students continue to get the best possible learning experience at institutions up and down the country. Funding for per-student subsidy rates will be boosted by 1.6 percent from 2019, and will be paid for within the spending limits announced...

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University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon’s proposal to cut staff from the Faculty of Education risks worsening the chronic teacher shortage facing New Zealand, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. McCutcheon told staff this afternoon that he proposed to cut 23.4 full-time equivalent jobs from the university’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. The proposal is justified on the basis that the Faculty...

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Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union said today. The TEU is calling on Vice-Chancellors to rethink the way they make decisions so our public universities can better deliver for the benefit of all New Zealanders. The call came after University of...

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