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RIP performance-linked funding

RIP performance-linked funding


Posted By on Nov 9, 2018

Tertiary Update – Vol 21 No 20 For years union members have worked together to change the way the tertiary education sector is funded. Earlier this week, the government agreed with what students and staff have been saying and brought an end to performance-linked funding. This follows the announcement earlier this year at a TEU-led forum where the Education Minister Chris Hipkins said he would end competitive funding to some...

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Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Commissioner Neil Barnes must take seriously and heed the views of staff and students affected by their proposal to merge Whitireia with WelTec, which includes closing the Kāpiti campus, and make the distinct local and regional needs of both a priority. Both institutions have been through years of course and staff cuts, changes to roles, and constantly changing expectations. This had its origin in...

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The Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi held a special retirement celebration in Wellington recently with Whaea Kāterina Daniels to acknowledge her decades of service to the union that she has been a part of since the early 1980s. During that time she has served on numerous branch and national committees, and represented the organisation at overseas union and indigenous education forums. Whaea Kā, as she’s affectionately...

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University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon has said he will step down at the end of 2019. Reporting the news, NZ Herald quoted TEU national president Sandra Grey on the subject of the appointment process for his successor. She said academic staff at Wellington’s Victoria University had been consulted before its current vice-chancellor Dr Grant Guilford was appointed in 2014. “What we asked for is that there...

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Whitireia and WelTec Merger

Whitireia and WelTec Merger


Posted By on Nov 6, 2018

CE and Commissioner must listen to staff and make regional needs a priority in proposed merger of Whitireia and WelTec The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Chief Executive Chris Gosling and Commissioner Neil Barnes to take seriously the views of staff and students affected by their proposal to merge Whitireia with WelTec, which includes closing the Kapiti campus, and to make their distinctive local and regional needs a...

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