Each of the two-page profiles that follows provides a high-level overview of the 2012 performance of the named tertiary education institution (TEI).
Unless otherwise stated, all enrolment and achievement information covers only participation funded by Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding. SAC is the largest source of government funding to tertiary education organisations for the delivery of teaching and learning. SAC-funded education typically does not account for all of a given institution’s tertiary education delivery, as it may also earn revenue from non-government funded domestic and international students.
In some instances, numbers contained in this report have been rounded and may differ from those published on the TEC website.
For the sake of brevity, many terms and titles in these two-page profiles are abbreviated without explanation. All of these are in the List of Abbreviations and many are also defined in the Glossary (both at the front of this volume).
This section of each TEI’s two-page profile shows how the institution is delivering tertiary education in response to the needs of its stakeholders and the Tertiary Education Strategy 2010–15 (TES).
The content of this section comes from the institution’s Annual Report and its Single Data Return submission, as well as information gathered through TEC’s engagement with the TEI. Except where stated, all references to equivalent full-time students (EFTS), enrolments and students relate to SAC-funded places only.
This section of the profiles assesses the effectiveness of the education delivered by each TEI as measured by the TEC and the institution’s respective quality-assurance body. Effectiveness is assessed using four education performance indicators (EPIs), which are not intended on their own to give a comprehensive picture of an organisation’s overall performance.
Quality-assurance results for universities are assessed by the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA), which changed its name in January 2013 from the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit (NZUAAU). The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) audits the quality of the education provided at other tertiary organisations:
This section covers the institution’s organisational capability as monitored by the TEC, and in particular its financial performance. Any significant change to the governing body of each TEI is also discussed in this section. Research funded under the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), which was included in this section in previous years, will be reported on in Part Two of this year’s report.
All information presented comes from data submitted by the TEI. The financial performance data includes non-government funded activity and is based on the summary of audited financial results provided by each TEI in a standard template, as well as the audited financials in the institution’s 2012 Annual Report.