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Future for two ITPs lies in commissioner connecting to staff

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

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. More >>

Strengthen the commitment for the public good

Friday, 14 September 2018, 5:31 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Staff and students in tertiary education institutions are calling on parliament to be bolder and ensure their expertise around teaching, learning, and research is taken seriously in strategic planning for institutions. More >>

Unitec Commissioner and CE urged to slow down

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:35 am | Tertiary Education Union

The announcement that 19 courses and up to 200 jobs may be affected by change at Unitec may not have been a shock to staff, but the speed of consultation proposed is untenable. More >>

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe falls on teacher training

Friday, 24 August 2018, 5:22 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s axe has fallen on the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work after 21 staff were told this week that their jobs are on the line. Echoing through the Beehive, McCutcheon’s axing of each and every ... More >>

Cash injection for polytech signals need for major change

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The government’s decision to provide a $15m bailout for Whitireia Polytechnic and moves to replace the joint Whitireia-Weltec council with a commissioner is further evidence of the need to fundamentally rethink the funding, governance, and management ... More >>

Both funding and structures key to long-term

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:11 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The latest exploration of a partnership or merger opportunity between two tertiary education institutions is further evidence that we need to rethink the sector’s funding system, the TEU said. Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury ... More >>

Stuart, Ecoute nous - listen to us

Friday, 17 August 2018, 4:29 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Stuart McCutcheon’s team has spent today telling people working in the University of Auckland’s School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics that they may no longer have a job. McCutcheon’s decision to axe 5.5 full-time equivalent jobs, equal to ... More >>

Minister, Stuart McCutcheon isn’t making teacher strike easy

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:10 am | Tertiary Education Union

On today of all days, it should not escape everyone’s notice that at the same time teachers are standing together for an education system that values and attracts new and incredible people to teach our kids, the Vice-Chancellor of the University ... More >>

Unitec commissioner warned not to repeat past mistakes

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 9:32 am | Tertiary Education Union

The ideologically-driven restructuring experiment embarked on by Unitec’s previous executive leadership team, with the blessing of former Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce, is one of the main reasons why current Education Minister, Chris Hipkins ... More >>

We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 11:48 am | Tertiary Education Union

We need to talk about Stuart McCutcheon Silencing staff, cutting the Faculty of Education and Social Work in the midst of a nationwide teacher shortage, and refusing to listen to serious concerns about the direction he is taking the University of ... More >>

If we were you, Education Minister, this is how we’d do it

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 4:46 pm | Tertiary Education Union

If we were you, Education Minister, this is how we’d do it All future policy and funding must be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s every day lives. That’s ... More >>

Unitec bailout points to the need for urgent change

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 5:32 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The announcement today that Unitec will likely receive close to a $50 million bailout over the next two years, and the proposed appointment of a commissioner to steer the institution through a period of extreme financial difficulty, points to two important ... More >>

Minister congratulated for boost to tertiary funding

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 4:38 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) welcomed the Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins’ announcement today that he will inject a further $31.7 million into the tertiary education sector to ensure students continue to get the best possible learning experience ... More >>

Auckland VC risks undermining PM’s vision for education

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 5:30 pm | Tertiary Education Union

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon's proposal to cut staff from the Faculty of Education risks worsening the chronic teacher shortage facing New Zealand, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. More >>

VCs at risk of opting out of government’s vision

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Vice-Chancellors need to accept that cutting jobs to meet narrow performance metrics will do nothing to help rebuild an inclusive tertiary education sector that meets the needs of all New Zealanders, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

Budget forgets that tertiary education is the foundation

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 6:49 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s aspiration that this Budget provides a foundation for the future has been dealt a severe blow by the failure to invest further in tertiary education. More >>

Mixed review for government’s approach to tertiary education

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 9:57 am | Tertiary Education Union

Good, but could do better. That’s the verdict of the Tertiary Education Union after six months of government efforts to reform the tertiary education sector. More >>

Lockwood Smith needs to prove he’s willing to listen

Monday, 7 May 2018, 1:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Former National Education Minister Sir Lockwood Smith needs to prove he is willing to listen to a wide range of views from students and staff as part of the Government’s Education Work Plan, the Tertiary Education Union said today. More >>

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem”

Monday, 7 May 2018, 12:37 pm | Tertiary Education Union

“Dear Jacinda… Staff are not the problem” Cabinet Ministers telling staff that good working conditions are an impediment to the success of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) was a mistake, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been told ... More >>

$6 billion hole in tertiary education

Friday, 4 May 2018, 11:03 am | Tertiary Education Union

Students could be left without places to study in their local communities because of an emerging $6 billion funding crisis, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) warned today. More >>

 

 

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