Cycle 6 Enhancement Theme

Cycle 6 Academic Audit includes an Enhancement Theme in which universities collectively address an issue which is important to individual universities and of national significance.  The topic for the Cycle 6 Enhancement Theme is “Access, outcomes and opportunity for Māori students and for Pasifika students”. 

The findings and outcomes from enhancement theme initiatives should be relevant to other groups of students.

An Enhancement Theme Steering Group has been formed to guide and oversee theme activites and progress.  The members of the Steering Group are:

  • Professor John Morrow, The University of Auckland
  • Walter Fraser, Auckland University of Technology
  • Professor Robyn Longhurst, University of Waikato, Chair of the Enhancement Theme Steering Group
  • Professor Giselle Byrnes, Massey University
  • Professor Linda Trenberth, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Catherine Moran, University of Canterbury
  • Professor Bruce McKenzie, Lincoln University
  • Margaret Morgan, University of Otago
  • Darryn Russell, Chair, Te Kāhui Amokura
  • Professor Pare Keiha, Te Kāhui Amokura
  • Associate Professor Hon. Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, Pasifika member
  • Dr Tasilete Teevale, Pasifika member
  • Parekura Pewhairangi, Tumuaki, Te Mana Ākonga
  • Ali Leota, Pasifika student member

Sheelagh Matear, AQA Executive Director, and Fiona Johnson-Bell, Te Pouhārō, Portfolio Manager – Education System & Māori, UNZ, provide secretariat support to the group.

From left: Dr Tasilete Teevale, Professor Bruce McKenzie, Professor Linda Trenberth, Professor Mark Barrow, Margaret Morgan, Professor Ian Wright, Professor Robyn Longhurst, Professor Giselle Byrnes, Professor Pare Keiha, Fiona Johnson-Bell, Tuari Potiki, Ali Leota, Associate Professor Hon. Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, Walter Fraser 

Enhancement Theme Resources and Materials

This page will be updated with further materials and resources as the theme progresses.

Terms of Reference
What is an Enhancement Theme? An introductory video outlining the background and aims of the Enhancement Theme
Answers to frequently asked questions
Enhancement Theme Frameworks 
Summary of University Enhancement Theme Initiatives
Enhancement Theme Symposium Report
Enhancement Theme Symposium 2018 - photographs, videos and resources from the event
Interim review of the Enhancement Theme and response from the Enhancement Theme Steering Group

Compilations of research, good practice guides, evaluations and strategic frameworks relevant for the enhancement theme are available at the links below. These resources will be updated through the enhancement theme.

Te Kāhui Amokura: Resource Inventory (2017)
Pasifika Resource Inventory (2017)