Tag Archives: Assessment

TEU opposes push for more individual PBRF data

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has released a consultation document as part of the review process for the 2012 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) assessment. The PBRF, which aims to allocate funding based on quality and research outputs, has remained controversial since its introduction in 2003. One of the significant issues the review of PBRF … Continue Reading ››

PBRF submission on Māori research

Submission of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa

on the PBRF Sector Reference Group consultation paper "Māori research"

15 May 2009

For further information please contact:

Jo Scott Policy Analyst Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa

Māori Research

The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa is the largest tertiary sector union in this country.  … Continue Reading ››

Smith announces first steps to privatisation of ACC

CTU media release:

The Government's blind determination to turn ACC into an insurance scheme in preparation for its privatisation will fatally undermine New Zealand's priceless accident compensation system and compromise worker health and safety, said CTU President Helen Kelly today. ACC Minister Nick Smith told a National Party meeting in Timaru at … Continue Reading ››

Parental leave – before, during and after

This toolkit on combining parental leave and a career at the University of Auckland has been prepared by the Equity Office in conjunction with the Tertiary Education Union. It applies at the University of Auckland only, but contains information that may be helpful to others. [issuu viewMode=singlePage width=420 height=593 embedBackground=%23505050 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120927215352-33a25fa01eeb46eb9ef7cc82a5eec88d name=the-university-of-auckland-toolkit-for-combining-p username=nzteu tag=parental%20leave unit=px v=2]

Tertiary-education assessment falls short of the mark?

Tertiary Update Volume 12 Number 8

Consumer Magazine is advising its readers to be wary of the consistency of marking and assessment standards in tertiary-education institutions. The magazine suggests in this month's edition that there can be significant variations in marks for students' work and it calls for increased quality assurance. University of Auckland professor of … Continue Reading ››

Liverpool University will probably axe probability department

Academics at Liverpool University have threatened strike action if management push through proposals to axe its politics, philosophy, and probability departments in what appears to be the the first casualty of poor scores in December's national exercise to judge research quality in Britain. The draft proposals to close the departments include similar plans … Continue Reading ››

Government investment in education helps fight financial crisis, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund reports that increased government spending on public education will have a more powerful impact on the financial crisis than tax cuts. This is the conclusion of a note from the IMF to the G20 countries that was released on 5 February, and reported by media including the Financial Times the next day. … Continue Reading ››

TEU Election 2009 Candidates

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TEU elections  are to take place shortly

TEU elections will take place by postal ballot between Monday 16 February and Monday 9 March.  Ballot papers and voting instructions will shortly be posted out to all eligible voters and more details of the election will be posted on the TEU … Continue Reading ››

PBRF submission on new and emerging researchers

Submission of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa

on the PBRF Sector Reference Group consultation paper "New and emerging researchers"

30 January 2009

For further information please contact:

Jo Scott Policy Analyst Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa

New and emerging researchers

The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa is the largest … Continue Reading ››

TEU submission on PBRF consultation paper "eligibility"

Submission of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa

on the PBRF Sector Reference Group consultation paper "Eligibility"

30 January 2009 For further information please contact: Jo Scott Policy Analyst Tertiary Education Union Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa Eligibility The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa is the largest tertiary sector union in this country.  Our membership … Continue Reading ››

TEU submission on "evaluating applied and practice-based research"

 Submission of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa

 on the PBRF Sector Reference Group consultation paper

 â€œEvaluating applied and practice-based research”

 30 January 2009 For further information please contact: Jo Scott Policy Analyst Tertiary Education Union Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa Evaluating Applied and Practice-Based Research The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa is the largest tertiary sector … Continue Reading ››