Posts Tagged "PBRF"


Fewer professorships for women

Fewer professorships for women


Posted By on Jun 16, 2016

New research shows A-rated PBRF men are three times more likely to be promoted to professors than A-rated PBRF women. Radio New Zealand revealed this week that even though men and women academics do equally well in their research men are much more likely to get promoted to professor. The researchers, Dr Ann Brower of Lincoln University and Drs Andrea Menclova and Rachel Webb of the University of Canterbury will be presenting their...

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Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 11 The Productivity Commission should scrap PBRF if it wants to improve innovation says TEU national president Sandra Grey. Grey says the bureaucratic workload and regulatory regime that performance-based funding imposes on researchers is a perverse outcome. It means those researchers are spending time on auditing and accounting rather than being innovative. “New Zealand is full of amazing researchers with...

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TEU gathers to discuss leadership

TEU gathers to discuss leadership


Posted By on Feb 11, 2016

TEU branch presidents from around the country are meeting in Wellington next week to advance the union’s goals and activities. TEU national president Sandra Grey says the meeting aims to claim leadership of tertiary education back for people who work and study. “Whether I talk to students, tutors, technicians or ground staff, they all tell me that they want their autonomy back. They want more say over their local tertiary education...

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PBRF not the place for new investment

PBRF not the place for new investment


Posted By on Feb 4, 2016

If falling student numbers frees up money for the government to invest in tertiary education PBRF should not be the priority says TEU national president Sandra Grey. RNZ reported this morning that tertiary institutions face the loss of 10,000 students and over $100 million a year in fees and government funding over the next three years. The Education Ministry has forecast falling degree and postgraduate enrolments by domestic students...

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The University of Waikato has been trying to ‘move on’ academics over the age of 55 to lift its PBRF score. TEU members at the university are angry at pressure the university is putting on academics over their PBRF scores following a ‘formative’ internal PBRF round. The internal round at Waikato led managers to write letters to a significant number of people questioning their future at the university. Managers have approached some...

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