PAE WHĀNAU

Whānau is a culturally empowering term associated with being and belonging. In the form of whānaungatanga, it embraces a sense of belonging and relationships, together with the contemporary notion of the rights, responsibilities and obligations that nurture group belonging, and group and individual identity.

How our values inform our practice

NGĀ UARA WHAKAHAERE

 
Glossary of terms

We value the importance of relationships and a sense of belonging, and we acknowledge the rights and responsibilities that nurture group belonging, group and individual identity. We see equity as being central to this value.

ACTION 2:

We will integrate relationship-building activities into our academic programmes and the overall student experience in order to foster a sense of belonging among students, staff and our broader university communities.

Supporting plan

MAHERE TAUTOKO
Implement orientation programmes that involve whānau, foster a sense of belonging, orient all students to the culture of learning at the University, support them in their transitions and introduce them to the competencies required for their programme.

Responsibility

  • Head of School
  • College Director Teaching and Learning
  • College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor
  • National Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Student Services

Milestone

  • By end 2020

 


Develop and implement student peer mentoring schemes across the University that facilitate relationships and reflect our diverse student communities.

Responsibility

  • National Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching and Learning Committee
  • College Director Teaching and Learning
  • Student Services

Milestone

  • By end 2020

 


Introduce relationship-building activities for students and staff across the University.

Responsibility

  • National Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • People and Culture
  • Student Services
  • Teaching staff

Milestone

  • By end 2020