Love humanities day of action

Posted By TEU on Dec 19, 2016 |

Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 41

On 22 February 2017, the Tertiary Education Union will hold a national day of action highlighting the benefits of teaching and learning humanities, arts, social sciences and fine arts in New Zealand.

Centred on a day long “teach-in” at the University of Otago, TEU members will host a range of exciting activities across the country.

Events will highlight the valuable contribution teachers, researchers, students and graduates of the humanities and other related disciplines make to New Zealand’s economic and social well-being.

Please put 22 February in your diaries and join us for what promises to be a fascinating day of debate, art, poetry, music, public lectures and much more.

A full list of events happening around the country will be announced early in the New Year.

Everyone at the TEU wishes you a very happy holiday and looks forward to working with you again in 2017. Tertiary Update will return on 19 January.

Before the summer break, this week’s Tertiary Update recaps the year’s most read stories.

The Most Read Tertiary Update Stories of 2016:

  1. Five humanities departments face cuts at Otago (4 August)
  2. Lincoln breaches VC appointment process (29 January)
  3. University of Auckland loses unpaid work (3 November)
  4. Education cuts at Waikato University (2 June)
  5. Lincoln cuts jobs to woo suitor (17 November)
  6. Minister rejects report he hasn’t read (17 March)
  7. Brexit saves Waikato pathways college (21 July)
  8. Wintec hot-desks create stress (30 June)

Other news

Paul Goldsmith is appointed by Prime Minister Bill English as the new Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment – NZ Herald

Chancellor of Massey University, Chris Kelly, resigns after telling Rural News a female veterinary graduate was worth only “two-fifths” of a full-time veterinarian – NZ Herald

Māori educators and learners gather to discuss how the tertiary education sector can better serve students – Stuff

The State Services Commission’s Senior Pay Report provides worrying evidence of a widening pay gap between Chief Executives and other staff of Tertiary Education Institutions – TEU

Steven Joyce announces the appointment of a Crown Manager for Tai Poutini Polytechnic – TEU

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