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    • 1. Maryanne Marsters (DipPA, BCS, MLIS) 14 October 2011 TOWARDS A PACIFIC STRATEGY
    • 2. OVERVIEW
      • Question
      • Rationale for the Strategy
      • Ako Aotearoa
      • The Strategy
      • What we learnt
      • Where to from here
    • 3. QUESTION
      • Why did the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) Hawke’s Bay develop an EIT Pacific Strategic Plan?
      • Responsibility and commitments to Pacific success
      • Pacific “Drivers”
    • 4. PACIFIC “DRIVERS”: The People
      • EIT Pacific Reference Group
      • EIT Deputy CEO
      • Hawke’s Bay Pacific community reps
      • EIT Pacific student rep
      • EIT Pacific staff
      • Non-Pacific EIT staff
      • Non-Pacific community
    • 5. RESPONSIBILITY & COMMITMENTS TO PACIFIC SUCCESS Hawke’s Bay Pacific EIT Pacific students
    • 6. PACIFIC STUDENTS
      • Make up approximately 3%.
      • Over 25 years < under 25 years.
      • Samoans, Cook Islands Maori, & Tongans make up the majority Pacific students. Significant increase in Other Pacific.
      • Over 60% in Cert. Level programmes.
      • Pacific student course completion rates are significantly lower than overall EIT course completion rates.
    • 7.  
    • 8.  
    • 9.  
    • 10.
        • Current policy in educational context
        • EIT Investment Plan
        • EIT Strategy
        • TES: Tertiary Education Strategy
      RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMITMENTS TO PACIFIC SUCCESS
    • 11. RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMITMENTS TO PACIFIC SUCCESS
      • Increasing the number of young people (aged under 25) achieving qualifications at levels four and above, particularly degrees.
      • Increasing the number of young people moving successfully from school into tertiary education.
      • Increasing the number of Pasifika students achieving at higher levels.
      • Improving literacy, language, and numeracy and skills outcomes from levels one to three study.
    • 12.
      • Pursuing success - in teaching and learning
      • Flourishing people - affirming diversity
      • Being connected - with diverse communities.
      RESPONSIBILITY AND COMMITMENTS TO PACIFIC SUCCESS
    • 13.
      • Pasifika Education Plan: 2009-2012 (Ministry of Education).
      • NZ Skills Strategy (Department of Labour).
      • Pacific Economic Development Plan & Pacific Women’s Economic Development Plan, 2007 (Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs).
      • New Zealand Qualifications Authority Draft Pasifika Strategy, 2008.
      RESPONSIBILITY & COMMITMENTS TO PACIFIC SUCCESS
    • 14.
      • Ako Aotearoa research report
      AKO AOTEAROA
    • 15. THE STRATEGY
      • The strategic plan.
        • Include goals, objectives, indicators & benchmarks, and review timeframes.
    • 16. THE INITIATIVES
      • Reports around Pasifika support at EIT.
      • Support services.
      • Pacific mentor.
      • Building capacity for Pacific researchers.
      • Pacific research.
      • Pacific Reference Group.
    • 17. THE PROCESS
      • PRG brainstormed with invited community members
      • The initial/draft Pacific Strategy with three Strategic Priorities
    • 18. INITIAL/DRAFT PACIFIC STRATEGY STRATEGIC PRIORITY #1: IMPROVING PACIFIC STUDENT RECRUITMENT, PARTICIPATION, RETENTION AND COMPLETION OF COURSES AT EIT FROM CERTIFICATE THROUGH TO DEGREE LEVEL. What can EIT do to increase the number and achievement of Pacific Island students? STRATEGIC PRIORITY #2: BUILDING ON RELATIONSHIPS WITH SECONDARY SCHOOLS ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH A HIGH PROPORTION OF PACIFIC STUDENTS. How can we link with schools and Pacific students? STRATEGIC PRIORITY #3: WORKING WITH THE EIT STUDENT’S ASSOCIATION, STUDENT NETWORKS AND STAFF TO CREATE A WELCOMING, SAFE AND SECURE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR PACIFIC STUDENTS AT EIT. How can we support students on campus?
    • 19. THE PROCESS CONTINUED
      • Consultation with Pacific students, Napier Pacific community, Hastings Pacific community
      • Community feedback data collated
      • Sub-group analysed data and report back to PRG
    • 20. CONSULTATION THEMES
      • Consultation & Involvement.
      • Recruitment, support, progression.
      • Teaching & learning, social outcomes, economic & skills development.
      • Recruitment, appointment & promotion.
      • Welcoming, safe & secure environment.
      • Building on relationships.
      • Learning & teaching support.
      • Professional Development.
      • Students Association & networks.
      • Outposts, EIT wide provisions, Areas of
      • of priority, criteria & timelines.
    • 21. THE PROCESS CONTINUED
      • Draft Strategic Plan Developed
    • 22. EIT PACIFIC STRATEGIC PLAN Outcome 1: Improved Pacific student recruitment, participation, retention and completion of programmes at EIT from certificate through to degree level. Outcome 2: Creation of a welcoming, safe and secure learning environment for Pacific students at EIT within which they may flourish and achieve.
    • 23. WHAT DID WE LEARN?
      • A long journey.
      • Keep it short & simple.
      • Pacific presence.
      • Motivated drivers.
    • 24. WHERE TO?
      • Workshop in 2013
      • 1.3 Extend Pacific student guidance support (including mentoring) across all faculties at EIT beginning with those with higher numbers of Pacific students.
    • 25. REFERENCES
      • Statistics New Zealand and Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs (2010). Education and Pacific peoples in New Zealand . Wellington: Author
      • Quick statistics about Pasifika people. (2006). Retrieved July 3, 2008, from http://www.stats.govt.nz/
      • Eastern Institute of Technology[EIT]. 2008. Hawke’s Bay region statement of tertiary education needs, gaps and priorities .
      • Ministry of Pacific Islands Affairs & Statistics New Zealand. (2002). Retrieved from http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/web/prod_serv.nsf/htmldocs/Pacific+Progress:+A+Report+on+the+Economic+Status+of+Pacific+Peoples+in+New+Zealand