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Manukau, 4 - 5 September 2017

Te Ara Whakamana is New Zealand’s largest forum dedicated to education and employment pathways and transitions. 

Now in its seventh year, this event brings together educators, policymakers, and industry representatives to support the creation of learning environments that enable learners to progress successfully through education and on into high-quality careers.

Registrations are open now!

28 – 29 September 2017 at the Manukau Institute of Technology’s Pasifika Community Centre. 

The Association of Pacific Staff in Tertiary Education (APSTE) and Ako Aotearoa are proud to jointly host the third New Zealand Pacific Tertiary Education Forum.

The forum will be of value to all people working for Pacific learner success in the tertiary sector.

Keynote speakers and a full programme will be available soon.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence is proud to present Talking Teaching, a two day conference on tertiary education practice and research.

27 - 28 November, St Margaret’s College at the University of Otago.

This is a conference for the whole tertiary sector, and will draw a diverse range of teachers and researchers from around New Zealand, leading to a stimulating exchange of ideas.

Call for Presentations

The committee welcomes contributors to share their unique stories on any topic concerning tertiary teaching practice or research into tertiary teaching.

Visit www.akoacademy.ac.nz to submit a description of your proposed presentation. 

Submissions are due by 31 August 2017

Dr Te Taka Keegan, senior lecturer in the Computer Science Department at The University of Waikato received New Zealand’s top tertiary teaching excellence honour, the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award, at the 2017 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony at Parliament. 

In addition to the Supreme Award, presented by the Rt Hon Bill English, 12 Sustained Excellence awards were presented. Two awards under the Kaupapa Māori category (including Dr Keegan) and a further ten in the General category.  

This is the sixteenth year of the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards (TTEA) for outstanding tertiary teachers in New Zealand. The Awards recognise and encourage sustained excellence in tertiary teaching and provide an opportunity for teachers to further their careers and share good practice with others.