Dr Nell Buissink SFHEA and Jaye McIsaac SFHEA attended the Inaugural Meeting of the Australiasian Accredited Programme Managers Network, hosted by Western Sydney University. AUT joined with Western Sydney University, Murdoch University, Queensland University of Technology, Massey University, University of Tasmania, Australian National University and University of Sydney for detailed discussion and collaboration around creating and managing accredited programmes with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The Ako Aronui team has published a paper in the Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) Journal called “Challenging a measured university from an indigenous perspective: placing ‘manaaki’ at the heart of our professional development programme” which reflects on the development of the Ako Aronui Profession Learning Programme. It reflects on the journey of embedding of Māori values and principles in the Uk Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), in particular manaaki, to contextualise the UKPSF for the unique Aotearoa New Zealand context.
Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and in particular the Ako Aronui team within the Centre for Learning and Teaching, are working towards HEA accreditation of the Ako Aronui Professional Learning Programme, aiming to complete their submission by 31 October. As part of this AUT has become an HEA Strategic Partner and has made an made an institutional commitment to provide an accredited Professional Learning Programme (PLP) through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for all staff who teach and support student learning. This makes AUT the second University in New Zealand to subscribe to the HEA.
HEA International has written an article about AUT’s subscription here.
Along with subscribing to the HEA, AUT has become a member of the Australasian Strategic Advisory Board, read more about the newly created board in an HEA article on its first meeting.