Iho Matua – The Ako Aronui Philosophy
Ako Aronui will contribute to the development of our university culture and community through its emphasis on acknowledging and celebrating the values of participants and the university of aroha (compassion), tika (integrity), and pono (respect). Ako Aronui places manaaki (caring and generosity), oneness, sustainability, and aesthetics at the heart of an ethical and good education, so that a member of the AUT academic community will be able to work in a way which is considered and self-determined. In their daily practice they will:
Manaaki – Care for our learners, their communities and the land;
Whanaungatanga – Build and maintain strong relationships;
Whakapiri – Focus on the engagement and success of learners;
Whakamarama – Be enlightened and informed;
Auaha – Be creative and innovative with their approaches to ako; and
Whakamana – Be empowered and confident in making decisions that support the wellbeing of the AUT community.