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Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Strategic Intent 2012 -2014

Eke Panuku reaching our potential together

reaching our potential, realising our dreams and creating our future. Tena koutou katoa, Nau mai Haere mai, me o koutou moemoea, o koutou tumanako me nga wawata i waihotia e nga matakite or nga herenga waka i u mai ki Tauranga huri noa ki te Moana a Toi

At Bay of Plenty Polytechnic we are committed to providing a dynamic learning experience where learners will discover their strengths and potential through an active and stimulating environment. We deliver a comprehensive range of quality programmes that are progressively being developed with industry input and students in mind, and through our unique relationships with other tertiary organisations, we provide the pathways necessary for life-long learning. Our diverse learners are assisted through personalised support systems, modern facilities and our commitment to continued excellence, maximising learning opportunities for all who wish to participate. Our commitment to Te Waka Hourua - the twin hulled waka, signifies taking people on their learning journey together to the same place, providing the leadership, direction, resources, initiatives and passion to support all learners in their quest to reach their full potential.


Our vision is founded on an institutional dual heritage commitment to both the principles and practices of Te Waka Hourua (‘the twin hulled waka’)

Our Values

Our values will guide our expectations and behaviour through: Manaakitanga – respecting others Whanaungatanga – connecting with others Kotahitanga – unity of purpose

Our Aims • • • •

Providing opportunities for people to achieve their education and skill development goals Being active in the economic, social and cultural development of the Bay of Plenty region Developing strategic relationships to add value to the students learning outcomes Contributing to the realisation of the national tertiary education strategy


Reaching our potential together to grow a dynamic and progressive place


• Excellent Teaching and Learning that enhances Student Completions and Success • Providing education that is responsive and relevant to our region and New Zealand • Efficient and effective Business Practice ensuring a sustainable, innovative and dynamic institution


Goal 1 Engagement, Teaching and Learning Priorities 2012/13



1. Teaching Development

To ensure professional development of teaching and learning support staff to facilitate effective student learning in the digital age. Teacher education embedded in course, programme and staff development. All staff engaged in at least one embedded project – Priority to lowest performing programmes.

2. Te Waka Hourua

Ensure Te Waka Hourua is embedded in design, development of all delivery modes and support areas.

3. Student Completions

• Quality of teaching and support resources ensure student completions position BoPP in top quartile of ITP sector

4. Internationalisation

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5. Portfolio and Student Outcomes and improvement development

Ensure student support services is dedicated to providing enhanced learner outcomes. • Focus on learner outcomes management for priority programmes • Develop staff capability and capacity • Technology enhancement and Moodle implementation

To provide curricula enabling graduates to participate in the global skills market. Internationalise the campus experience through attracting a growing cohort of international students Appoint International Manager Achieve growth in international student Investigate exporting our curriculum to international markets

Continuous improvement of quality founded on self-evaluation • All programmes and support areas implementing the self-evaluation cycle and documented Service Centre strategic plans interpret their roles in terms of the Key Evaluation questions. 6. Research and Innovation


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Educational research and innovation to support learning and teaching Teacher action research to build effective practice Research outputs from lecturers who teach or aspire to teach at level 7 External funding achieved

Goal 2 Tertiary Relevance Priorities 2012/13 Priorities


1. Programme Alignment

Industry connections at programme level Strength of market ascertained or affirmed All programmes reviewed over 3 year cycle to affirm relevance

2. Industry Engagement – informing development strategy

All staff engaged with their industries. • Destination surveys, at programme level • Industry connections at programme level • Evidence of industry responsive programme development • Other initiatives (internships, industry projects, communications with key industry individuals and groups) • Establish SME Innovation facility on campus

3. Maori Engagement (Te Waka Hourua)

To ensure connectedness and engagement with iwi through regular contact at governance, executive and operational levels.

4. Partnership Engagement and Sustainability

Ongoing developmental plans and initiatives with partner institutions, PTEs and Secondary Colleges.


Goal 3 Enhancing and Sustaining Resources Priorities 2012/13



1. Invest in Staff

• Staff understanding and commitment to values and collective outcomes • REACH programme embedded • Share and celebrate experiences and successes

2. Additional Funding Resources

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International Students 85 EFTS - 2013, 115 EFTS – 2014 Teaching and learning income Schools to identify non SAC revenue opportunities for teaching and learning activities.

• Research income Identify and deliver research projects which generate additional net income – set Schools targets • Identify additional revenue generating opportunities from current resources (staff capability, facilities and equipment) 3. System Efficiencies

• Analyse Tribal (and other) benchmarking information to identify: – Areas of relative financial efficiency to replicate – Areas of relative financial inefficiency to improve Areas of relative educational weakness to improve •

Go live with new EBS4 SMIS system which will generate accurate and timely EPIs in order to: – Identify low performing courses – to focus improvement plans – Identify high performing courses – to share best practice – Inform resource allocation

• Implement new Client Services system which integrates and links new SMIS to existing information systems • Implement new Finance system that is integrated into the new SMIS and Client Services systems which will: – improve financial data quality – improve reporting capability – provide a user friendly system to increase user buy-in and self help – reduce reliance on manual interventions • Good practice ensures Regulatory Compliance and effective internal audit process.


Goal 3 Enhancing and Sustaining Resources Priorities 2012/13 Priorities


1. Infrastructural enhancements

Develop a campus development plan that takes into consideration: – teaching and learning needs – support areas needs – financial constraints – construction/development timeframes (that do not adversely impact on learners or staff) – current and future needs for 1, 3, 5 and 10 year horizons – BOP Tertiary Partnership developments – other tertiary partners needs

• Develop a Capital Asset Management Plan • Complete Seismic Assessment of Key Buildings Review to inform development requirements, priorities and constraints.


Strategic Intent 2012-2014  

The goals, aims and priorities of the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.