Good Practice in Action

Commendations from recent academic audits of New Zealand universities. Click below for relevant extracts from audit reports and for links to further information. Other examples of Good Practice in Action will be added as audits are completed.

Massey University 2014

1.5 Information resources: The Panel commends the Library for continuing to provide the excellent level of service which earned it a commendation in the previous 2008 academic audit.

1.6 Risk management: The Panel commends the University on its comprehensive and effective emergency management provisions and its clear definition of business continuity expectations and encourages the University to continue its efforts to ensure these are communicated well to both staff and students as appropriate.

5.2 Learning support: The Panel commends the University on its extensive range of learning support services across campuses, which are valued by students, and in particular commends the pre-reading service initiative, the services provided by the Library and the Centres for Teaching and Learning and the attention being paid to support for Māori and Pasifika students. The Panel also notes the University’s initiatives which enable students to support each other and its efforts to improve services, focusing on support provided in different modes (e.g. face-to-face, online and virtual).

6.6 Teaching recognition: The Panel commends the University on its teaching awards framework which includes systematic stair-cased processes for recognizing and rewarding excellent teachers.