Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Multinational forum will help tertiary debate

13 March 2006

Multinational forum will help tertiary policy debate

Leading tertiary education experts from six countries will be welcomed to New Zealand this week by Minister for Tertiary Education Dr Michael Cullen.
They are in Wellington for a three-day forum from 15 to 17 March 2006 to discuss current trends and issues, such as how to promote life-long learning, and what the balance between government, learner and employer funding for tertiary education should be.

"The forum is well-timed, given the progress that New Zealand is making with its tertiary education system and the thinking going on at the moment about the sector’s future," said Dr Cullen.
"The forum is a great opportunity for the sharing of experience and ideas. I am confident the outcomes of discussion will contribute towards ensuring tertiary education policy development across the world is well-informed, and delivers against different governments’ objectives for economic, environmental and social development.”

The forum, held at Te Papa Tongarewa, is being hosted by New Zealand's Tertiary Education Commission. It has attracted senior managers from public funding agencies, government policy departments and educational institutions from the USA, England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Canada, as well as New Zealand.

Note

Day three of the forum is open to media and the sessions will cover:

- future funding models;
- monitoring performance including quality;
- approaches to student contribution;
- student support, loans and allowances, and addressing equity of access.

Speakers at the forum are happy to talk to media on day three.

Media interested in talking to any of the speakers listed below should contact

TEC Communications Advisor Katrin Mlakar on 04 462 5232 or katrin.mlakar@tec.govt.nz
Steve Egan, Acting Chief Executive of Higher Education Funding Council for England
Steve Egan has been Acting Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) since 1 February 2006.

In HEFCE Steve has a leading role in promoting equality, diversity, and sustainable development, and in ensuring that the £6 billion of public money routed through HEFCE is properly accounted for and well spent. He is a keen advocate of better regulation and has overseen significant reductions in the accountability burden on the higher education sector.

Roger McClure, Chief Executive of the Scottish Funding Council

Roger McClure has been Chief Executive of the recently merged Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council since March 2002. The Council distributes some £1.5 billion of public funding annually to 43 colleges and 20 higher education institutions to provide teaching and research.

The other functions of the Council include promoting quality, partnership and collaboration; providing Scottish Ministers with information and advice; and monitoring the financial health of the further and higher education sectors.

David Ward, President of the American Council on Education

A leading spokesperson for American higher education, David Ward became the president of the American Council on Education (ACE) in 2001. Under his leadership, ACE has developed a strategic plan that has strengthened the Council's role as the major coordinating agent for higher education.
Paul E Lingenfelter, President of the State Higher Education Executive Officers in the USA

Paul E Lingenfelter has been President of the American national organisation of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) since June 2000. His work at SHEEO has focused on increasing successful participation in higher education, including strengthening student preparation, improving the quality of teaching, developing accountability systems for improved performance, improving mechanisms for developing state higher education policy, and developing data systems and financial policies for educational improvement.

Tom Boland, Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Authority in Ireland
Tom Boland is the Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Authority (HEA), a post he was appointed to in January 2004. The HEA is the statutory policy body for higher education and research in Ireland, and the funding agency for the Irish universities.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news