INDEPENDENT NEWS

Victoria University urged to 'get it right' next

Published: Wed 22 Dec 1999 03:59 PM
21 December 1999
Media release - for immediate release
Victoria University urged to 'get it right' next time
The Association of University Staff (AUS) is urging Victoria University's Council to ensure that the process for appointing a replacement for departing Vice-Chancellor, Michael Irving, is open and democratic.
AUS President, Professor Jane Kelsey, said in Wellington today that as the Vice-Chancellor was the Council's only employee, there could be no excuses for getting the process wrong.
"It is important for Victoria to return to its traditional academic values and to hire a Vice-Chancellor who can provide the necessary academic leadership rather than a focus on narrow managerialism."
"Staff at Victoria will now face a further unsettling time until a new Vice-Chancellor arrives. Council must move quickly to stem the growing number of staff departures and provide students with the certainty that they will receive a first-class university education," she said.
"The new Government has clearly signalled that the era of market-driven competition in tertiary education is over. This is therefore a golden opportunity for Victoria University to rediscover the traditional nature of the university."
Contacts: Jane Kelsey 021 680 475
Rob Crozier, Executive Director, 021 375 661

Next in Lifestyle

Serena Williams confirmed for 2020 ASB Classic
By: ASB Classic
Taurua to Coach Silver Ferns through Next Two Campaigns
By: Netball New Zealand
Canterbury Museum: Monster Penguin Find in Waipara
By: Canterbury Museum
Little blue penguins near Wellington Railway Station again
By: RNZ
Public reception for world champion Silver Ferns
By: New Zealand Government
2020 New Zealander of the Year Awards Update
By: New Zealander Of The Year Awards
Latest Wellington CBD penguins return to sea
By: RNZ
DOC alert after penguins ignore police, return to sushi shop
By: RNZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media