Supporting community engagement through teaching, student projects and research

Ewart, Paul and Louie, Ken (2019) Supporting community engagement through teaching, student projects and research. 2019 Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics Research Symposium Whanaungatanga, Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, 15-16 April, 2019 .

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The Education Acts statutory obligations for ITPs are not supported by the Crown funding model. Part of the statutory role of an ITP is “... promotes community learning and by research, particularly applied and technological research ...” [The education act 1989]. In relation to this a 2017 TEC report highlighted impaired business models and an excessive administrative burden as restrictive and impeding success. Further restrictions are seen when considering ITPs attract < 3 % of the available TEC funding for research, and ~ 20 % available TEC funding for teaching, despite having overall student efts of ~ 26 % nationally. An attempt to improve performance and engage through collaboration (community, industry, tertiary) at our institution is proving successful. The cross-disciplinary approach provides students high level experience and the technical stretch needed to be successful engineers, technologists and technicians. This study presents one of the methods we use to collaborate externally through teaching, student projects and research.

Item Type:Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Industry engagement, student project, technical stretch
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design
ID Code:7269
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Deposited On:04 May 2020 03:33
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