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About us

The National Centre for Teaching and Learning support the goals of University's strategy 2018-2022, specifically the ambitions to: 

  • Deliver programmes that are flexible, contemporary in design, research-led in content and either strategically important or financially successful

  • Provide first class digitally-enhanced learning experiences informed by the student voice

  • Deliver high-level outcomes for Maori academic excellence, whanau centred participation and Maori student success

  • Promote and reward excellence in teaching scholarship


More specifically the Centre's is mission to:

Support an exceptional and distinctive learning experience for staff and students, on all campuses, and all modes of study by offering world-class research-informed, teaching and learning development services.


The Centre has a commitment to ensure a successful and exceptional learning experience for all and to ensure the following values are threaded through and sustain our work:

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi: We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

  • Ako: We are committed to learning from and contributing to the wider University community and ensuring our practice is informed by evidence and the latest research.

  • Manaakitanga - We guide and support students and staff through collaboration built on a foundation of trust and respect.

  • Pūkenga: We are innovative, at the forefront of our field and we continually reflect on and refine our practice.

  • Integrity: We are open, transparent, responsible, accountable, and act ethically.

  • Learner-focused: High quality learner experience is at the core of our thinking and practice.

  • Value diversity: We recognise, encourage and respect diversity (culture, values, opinions) and promote equitable access to information.

Strategic Objectives

To achieve this mission and help operationalise the University's Teaching and Learning Framework, the Centre has eight core strategic objectives:

• Enable all students to achieve success in their study; 

• Support curriculum innovation in a range of broad-based, discipline-oriented and professional qualifications;

• Enhance outcomes for learners and promote innovative approaches to teaching and learning using a range of educational technologies;

• Provide support for teaching and mentoring of academic career development;

• Provide professional development services that are flexibly delivered and aligned with University and College strategic priorities;

• Enhance student engagement and retention throughout the study lifecycle;

• Support a range of university-wide initiatives that promote a culture of quality enhancement and evidence-based decisions;

• Promote the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Massey University’s national and international reputation for high quality capability and innovation in all forms of teaching and learning