The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
Quality Improvement includes organisational quality management systems, self-assessment and external evaluation, evaluation of programmes and teaching.
This report looks at some of the factors that make a difference to one's chances of getting a bachelors degree in New Zealand.The study is developed from a statistical model of the six-year completion rates of around 38,000 students who began a bachelors degree in a New Zealand tertiary education institution 1998. Statistical modelling allows relative rates of completion for certain subgroups to be estimated once other demographic and study-related differences are taken into account.
There is a limited number of areas where increasing the number of people with trade, technical or professional qualifications would definitely reduce skill shortages. In other areas examined in this report, improving the quality and relevance of qualifications is likely to be as important, or even more important, than increasing the number of people graduating.