Key facts about Massey University Massey University’s purpose is to consolidate its position as New Zealand’s defining university and as a world leader of tertiary learning. The three campuses offer a wide range of academic programmes for both internal and distance students. The Albany campus has a focus on innovation, the Manawatu campus focuses on agri-food, and the Wellington campus on creativity. The University’s ability to make a distinct contribution to the local, national and global communities is enhanced by a range of commitments set out in The Road to 2020 strategy. Throughout the statements about leading research, exceptional teaching, sustainability, revenue generation, and providing the best possible environment for staff and students, an area has emerged as characteristic of Massey University: engagement. The six big goals for the University are: Research and Scholarship Responsibility Teaching and Learning Generating Income Connections Enabling Excellence The PaEE review contributes, in particular, to the goals of Responsibility and Enabling Excellence.
Key staff data by gender In December 2009 Massey University employed 3402 permanent or fixed-term staff (or 3012 fulltime equivalents).16 Twenty-one per cent of staff were employed part-time – two-thirds (68%) female, and one-third (32%) male. Fifteen per cent of staff were employed on fixed term agreements, and of this group 59% were women. Table 2 captures baseline information about the gender profile at Massey University as at December 2009 (when data was extracted from the HR and payroll system). The table shows the representation and distribution of women. Table 2: Representation and distribution of men women at Massey University as at December 2009
Numbers of men and women in this group All Massey University staff Men 1495 (NB This includes ALL staff, except the Vice-Chancellor) Women 1907 Senior management Men 10 (Direct reports to the Vice-Chancellor – PVCs, AVCs & Women 5 Regional CEOs) Academic staff members Men 746 (Excluding senior management) Women 614 Unit of analysis
Women as a % of this group 56% 33%
Massey University also employs a large number of casual staff, but these staff members were mostly not included, except for those who have a Massey email address. The employment of many casual staff is fluid and subject to sudden change in response to business peaks and troughs (such as exam time). The committee was concerned both at the additional effort that would be required to collect data in a paper-based form from casual staff, and the fact that a ‘point in time’ survey of casual staff could become quickly irrelevant.