Look out for another TEU survey and tell us how you’re being affected by the ongoing response to the pandemic.

Throughout Covid-19, Te Hautū Kahurangi | New Zealand Tertiary Education Union has worked hard to keep members informed and up-to-date on issues that impact on their working lives, and to gauge how members have been affected by significant changes forced upon the tertiary education sector and all parts of Aotearoa New Zealand as part of the necessary response of Covid-19.

The results of TEU’s survey Tertiary Lives | COVID-19 captured a real sense of both commitment and concern in the midst of extreme change and disruption. The detail gained through the survey indicated a workforce ready and able to produce a dedicated response to the continuation of teaching and learning for all tertiary students in difficult times.

However, the survey also found a number of factors had led to increased stress levels amongst staff related to workload, staff concern for students, technology support and availability, concern for whānau and home life, and management responses.

The last survey results have been presented to some NZIST subsidiary boards, in meetings with Tertiary Edcuation Commission and Ministry of Education staff, and in meetings with leaders in tertiary education institutions. This has opened up conversations about staff wellbeing, workloads, and changes to delivery modes.

To help us gauge the continued impact of Aotearoa New Zealand’s response to Covid-19, and it’s impact on staff, students, teaching and learning at our tertiary education institutions, it’s crucial that TEU continues to gather feedback and insight from our members.

Look out for the email next week and complete the survey.