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BOPP and Waiariki consult on merger

BOPP and Waiariki consult on merger


Posted By on Jul 16, 2015

Waiariki and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BOPP) believe their best option is to merge into a new single institution. Following an first strategic assessment the two polytechnics wrote to TEU advising that they would start consulting formally on their plan to merge. They are now consulting with staff, students, iwi and other stakeholders until 4 August. Following that they will present a plan to the minister for tertiary education and...

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Waiariki contemplates full merger

Waiariki contemplates full merger


Posted By on May 28, 2015

Waiariki Institute of Technology is hinting that it plans a full merger with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic rather than a limited strategic alliance. However TEU is warning that its research shows while there are some benefits from some mergers, they also cause significant stress, and increased workloads for staff, they can harm teaching and learning, and leave staff and students feeling they have lost their autonomy and respect. Waiariki...

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Nobody is answering the question ‘are all these polytechnic mergers good for local students?’ says TEU’s Tumu Arataki, James Houkāmau. At present there are talks or merger processes underway between Weltec and Whitireia, Waiariki and Bay of Plenty, and Aoraki and CPIT, Houkāmau says it is time for everyone to take a step back and ask, what do students get from this? “Mergers might save money, but if in the long term students in...

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Waiariki and Bay of Plenty polytechnics are ‘exploring options for further collaboration’ including a possible merger, chairs of the two institutions announced this week. Ian Turner, Chair of the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council said potential options for the collaboration range from maintaining the current approach, further collaborative development of academic programmes and sharing of services, and even closer integration,...

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Waikato Institute of Technology – of 142 members in September 41 joined in the last 12 months = 28.9 percent Tai Poutini Polytechnic – of 54 members in September 14 joined in the last 12 months = 25.9 percent NorthTec – of 133 members in September 34 joined in the last 12 months = 25.6 percent Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – of 27 members in September 6 joined in the last 12 months = 22.2 percent Eastern Institute...

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Massey works to end workplace bullying

Massey works to end workplace bullying


Posted By on Mar 21, 2013

Tertiary Update Vol 16 No 8 Massey University is working to prevent workplace bullying and harassment. The project is a notable feature of the ongoing implementation of the recommendations from the Pay and Employment Equity Review, which the university undertook in cooperation with TEU in 2010. The university began its project by changing its ’20/20′ vision statement to incorporate a clear statement that such workplace...

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