Weltec


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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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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Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to formally dissolve the combined council of WelTec and Whitireia and appoint a commissioner in its place is a clear sign that New Zealanders cannot afford for the current model of tertiary education provision to continue any longer, and that change is an urgent priority, the Tertiary Education Union said. Taking effect yesterday, the new commissioner Dr. Neil Barnes’ appointment highlights...

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Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to formally dissolve the combined council of WelTec and Whitireia and appoint a commissioner in its place is a clear sign that New Zealanders cannot afford for the current model of tertiary education provision to continue any longer, and that change is an urgent priority. Taking effect yesterday, the new commissioner Dr. Neil Barnes’ appointment highlights two important lessons – first, that...

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Staff must be involved in determining the future direction of WelTec and Whitireia, the Tertiary Education Union said after Education Minister Chris Hipkins made a preliminary decision to appoint a commissioner to oversee the institution, thereby dismissing their joint council. The Council has up to 21 days to reply before the decision is finalised, and have said they will do so quickly. In announcing his decision to appoint a...

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Press release 18 September 2018 Future for two ITPs lies in commissioner connecting to staff and communities Staff at Whitireia and Weltec polytechnics are resigned to the fact that the Minister of Education will be appointing a commissioner to replace the council overseeing both institutions but they are shocked by the poor financial positions of the institutions. In announcing his decision to appoint a commissioner Minister Chris...

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