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‘ NZDIPBUS PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENTS AND TEACHING EXCELLENCE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS: RESPONDING TO 'STEERING': NATIONAL POLICY AND/OR LOCAL DEMAND? . Stephen Schollum Academic Adviser, School of Business, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand. Overview.
‘NZDIPBUS PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENTS AND TEACHING EXCELLENCE FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS: RESPONDING TO 'STEERING': NATIONAL POLICY AND/OR LOCAL DEMAND?
Academic Adviser, School of Business, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic,
Tauranga, New Zealand
That teaching excellence for business success will result from tutors influencing relevance of business content; that local content will have relevance for local institutions and students
Enacted in 1990: Education Amendment Act 1990 –
an amendment to and extension of the Education Act 1989, reinforcing the concept of ‘seamless’ education, rather than located in a separate tertiary education act
The Education Act 1989 provides that TEIs are to be governed by Councils made up of representatives and appointees (S.165, 171).
The council’s first statutory duty is to appoint the Chief Executive who is the employer of all staff (S.180(a)).
“it is the duty of the Council of an institution, in the performance of its functions and the exercise of its powers,-
(a) the good government and discipline of the institution.
TEIs’ operational authority and status is usually contained within in a hierarchy of formal documentation:
NB New TES now open for consultation
#1- NZ Gazette 7 August 2003 No. 94 p2470]
#2 - NZ Gazette 7 April 2005 No. 62 p1549]
Copy presented to HR ? [S.159AC(4)(b)]
[NZ Gazette, 29 May 2003, No 57 1604]
Refer: NZ Gazette, New Zealand Gazette 02/03/2006
of the relevant funding mechanism
determined by the TEC under S.159ZA(5)
The Guidelines require that any proposed new prescription also requires endorsement and recommendation to NZQA by the NACBS prescriptions sub-committee
The current approval process is:
TEOs must have documented internal policies and procedures relating to credit transfer as appropriate and required by:
Changes made by the Planning and Development sub-committee of the National Advisory Committee of Business Studies (NACBS) on 11 April 2005.
The NZQA Board approved these changes on 21 October 2005.
“Section 6.3 of the Assessment and Certification Rules and Procedures For Tertiary Qualifications notes that:
“NZQA requires a local advisory committee to report on its activities for the past year. In particular on how it carried out its functions, as noted in the rules, and any issues that arose. The report form is provided in appendix III. This report must be sent to Tertiary Assessment and Moderation, NZQA, by 30 January 2006 [200x]
This Report of the Local Advisory Committee requires reporting on such matters as
In this paper I have endeavoured to identify essential sources of authority in regulation and policy, relating to the identification, development and offering of local prescriptions to meet local industry and student needs.
I have also identified the source of steering ‘from above’
The challenge for TEOs is to use this entitlement;
they must identify, then have approved and deliver local prescriptions which reflect teaching excellence for business success and thus contribute to our students’ meeting the NZDipBus Graduate profile
In meeting this challenge, TEOs have to decide whether requirements to make the NZDipBus meaningful for its students either will come from above,
ie from national representative bodies, perhaps reflecting and implementing government policies and interests,
or will come from local initiatives designed to meet local demands and requirements.
The collateral challenge is to be informed on what is in your institution’s Charter and Profile, and to contribute to the direction your institution is proposing to go.
The Charter and Profile will invariably be written and shaped by senior management;
thus if you want to shape and steer your NZDipBus programme, and introduce relevant required and respected local prescriptions,
you will have to ensure that the Profile accommodates the intended direction and that your Local Advisory Committee shares and supports your vision
The opinions in this paper and presentation are personal opinions and are not to be deemed and reflect my employer’s viewpoints.