PBRF submission on Māori research

Submission of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) Te HautÅ« 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 HautÅ« Kahurangi o Aotearoa Māori Research The New Zealand Tertiary Education Union (TEU)…

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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…

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General Staff Manifesto

“Our Voice” Download this document as a General Staff Manifesto pamphlet (pdf) General staff in tertiary education institutions are tertiary education professionals with vast expertise and experience in a wide range of specialised roles. Quality teaching, learning and research in New Zealand tertiary education institutions (TEIs) would not be possible…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Academic-freedom win at KwaZulu-Natal

In apparent response to local and international pressures reported in previous issues of Tertiary Update, the council of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has appointed a committee on governance and academic freedom. The terms of reference for the new committee are listed by chairperson Phumla Mnganga as “to examine issues…

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TEU Election 2009 Candidates

TÄ“nā koutou 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…

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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«…

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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…

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