Posts Tagged "Assessment"


Victoria cuts technology education again

Victoria cuts technology education again


Posted By on Jun 30, 2011

Victoria University of Wellington is proposing to cut technology education staff at the Faculty of Education from 2.0 FTE to 1.0 FTE. The university claims that this in line with other curriculum areas and that there is low demand for the technology curriculum. In fact, technology is one of the curriculum areas most in demand in 2011. TEU organiser Michael Gilchrist says the technology curriculum courses the University were carefully...

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Judges tell polytechnics to get Ready2Go

Judges tell polytechnics to get Ready2Go


Posted By on Jun 23, 2011

Tertiary Update Vol 14 No 22 The Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that five polytechnics must bargain site-based collective agreements with their staff members who are union members. The five polytechnics – NorthTec, Unitec, Wintec, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Whitireia – had refused to bargain site-based agreements after union members voted in February that was the type of collective agreement they wanted, and not a multi-employer...

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Earlier this week the Employment Court issued a long-awaited decision in favour of two respected Massey University academics and TEU members, Martin Wrigley and Terry Kelly. Both were dismissed following a “selection process” which involved the university choosing which academics to keep, and which to dismiss. The decision directly challenges widespread selection processes in the tertiary education sector. It confers significant power...

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A paper prepared for the Tertiary Education Commission 12 April 2011 The Canterbury earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011 have had a devastating effect on participants in the 2012 PBRF Quality Evaluation process. Tertiary education institutions have focused in the first instance on restoring teaching as soon as possible, so that staff and students can return to their day-to-day routines. However, the return to normal...

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Academics flock to union

Academics flock to union


Posted By on Apr 7, 2011

Tertiary Update Vol 14 No 11 Academics at the University of Auckland have been flocking to join TEU since the vice chancellor at the university first began his attempt to remove important conditions from TEU’s collective agreement and place them instead in policies where they can change without members having a say. In November when the vice-chancellor made his offer of a 4 percent pay rise in return for stripping out key rights...

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