There are interesting developments today on allowances, a profile of Le Cordon Bleu and ETITO rating a workplace’s training. Policy, Management & People ACC for Students Achieve, a group for students with disabilities, has uncovered a change in ACC policy that reduced study help (eg note-takers) for students. Good on them (the students, that is). Indian Students …who… Read Full Story.
Some good stories today, such as health groups calling for postgrad allowances, David Rankin seeking attention, and Waikato signing up to a UN sustainability approach. Policy, Management & People Allowances Call The Allied Health Professional Associations Forum, which has 22 members, is calling for postgrad allowances to be restored, to support their future members. BEST Expansion Best Pacific… Read Full Story.
There’s a bit of everything today, form theft of guinea pigs to closure of an aquarium. Policy, Management & People Uni Rankings QS released some new uni rankings (NZ Herald). Loans Treasury pushed for interest on student loans in Budget discussions, which was apparently news, and also was concerned about hiking repayment rates. Labour put their spin on… Read Full Story.
Congrats to all those academics participating in the Royal Commission on the Christchurch quake this week. From the media reports, it looks like they have made an excellent contribution to the public sphere by offering suggestions on engineering and architecture options. Policy, Management & People Mergers The latest rumours for Key’s merger announcement are at TV3 and TVNZ,… Read Full Story.
The next time someone says that academics don’t speak publicly, I’ll get them to read a weekend’s worth of my Public Issues section! It’s a big one today. Policy, Management & People Problem PTEs The NZ Herald’s Andrew Laxon continues his good work highlighting problem PTEs – there’s a short and long story. Labour’s Grant Robertson says more… Read Full Story.
Policy & Management Joyce’s Roles The NZ Herald reckons that Steven Joyce can “expect to leap to a front-bench position and the economic development and science and innovation portfolios as well as hanging on to tertiary education”. That’s been my pick for some time too. Ad Complaint Unitec had a complaint made to the Advertising Standards Authority about… Read Full Story.