Challenging a measured university from an indigenous perspective: placing 'manaaki' at the heart of our professional development programme

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Globally, universities show an outward strength partly built upon imported and exported commonalities that are measurable and therefore accountable, rankable and marketable. While there are advantages to this, it can create a barrier within each institution to acknowledging and valuing indigeneity, local flavour or special character. Such a barrier is present in Aotearoa, New Zealand, where it can be challenging to uphold obligations to the founding Treaty - Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This paper presents a case study that highlights [the authors'] experience as academic developers in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Workforce development; Culture and society; Indigenous people; Governance; Research

Keywords: University; Professional development; Academic staff; Cultural factor; Cultural aspects; Accreditation; Case study

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 36

Journal number: 3

Journal date: May 2017

Pages: pp. 569-582

ISSN: 0729-4360, 1469-8366 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Nell Buissink, Piki Diamond, Julia Hallas, Jennie Swann and Acushla Dee Sciascia

Special issue: 'Academic life in the measured university: pleasures, paradoxes and politics', guest edited by Tai Peseta, Simon Barrie and Jan McLean.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.240

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