Good practices for student representatives’ contribution to tertiary quality enhancement processes
The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations, funded by Ako Aotearoa is commissioning an evaluation of student representative systems with respect to their contribution to quality enhancement procedures.
Request for proposals (RFP)
The closing date date for proposals is 20 July 2012 and the work is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.
The evaluation of student representative systems is to be explored over a range of institutions, and to consider what models are more effective than others, to ask what are the key enabling factors, and to explore the question of scale.
The outcomes and objectives of student contribution to an effective quality enhancement framework include, but are not limited to:
- who is the student voice, who listens to that voice and how is the student voice integrated and aggregated throughout the institution
- how support for student representative and connections across student representatives are best effected
- how do, or should, student representatives have access to relevant information such as survey tools used by the institutions and have a say in the design and implementation of those
- the promotion of democratic values, in particular students having a sense of say over the matters that affect their academic lives
- how can the student representative system best give opportunities for students to develop their own skills through participating in this aspect of the life of their institution.
Download the RFP (104 KB PDF)document for more information about the project, the commissioning process and the funding available.
You can also contact Dr. Alistair Shaw, Executive Director of NZUSA by email or telephone (04 4982503) with specific queries not covered in the RFP.