Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


"Don't breach legal responsibilities"

AUS WEB SITE
Lawyers acting for the Association of University Staff (AUS) have sent a letter to all members of the Massey University Council advising them that if they proceed to make decisions related to the future of academic programmes without seeking the advice of the Academic Committee of the Academic Board, they will be in breach of both the Education Act 1989 and the university’s own internal statutes.

“The failure of management to seek advice from the Academic Committee for the ‘repositioning’ project has confirmed what many Massey staff have said – that those running the university are concerned only about profits, and have ignored the serious academic consequences’, said Neville Blampied, National President of the Association of University Staff.

“Though the University’s regulations are clear, the Vice-Chancellor failed to ensure that the repositioning proposals were referred to the Academic Committee, and though aware that this had not been done, the Academic Board at its meeting on 19 July endorsed the ‘repositioning’ proposals without obtaining that Committee’s prior advice.”

Rob Crozier, AUS Executive Director, stated that “AUS has consistently argued that Massey should postpone any restructuring until the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission has reported on the future shape of the tertiary education sector. Management’s refusal to even consider this has left AUS with no alternative but to seek legal advice on the matter.”

“AUS believes that the Council must now abandon the ‘repositioning’ proposals or refer them back to the Academic Board with a direction that the Board refer the proposals to the 5 College Boards and the Academic Committee for proper consideration of their academic implications,” said Neville Blampied. “Any other action risks a serious breach of the Education Act.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news