Ōritetanga Tertiary Success for Everyone Conference

Hui Ōritetanga mō te Angitu Mātauranga Matua mō te Katoa

Last updated 5 October 2022
Last updated 5 October 2022

Watch and hear from speakers at the 2019 Ōritetanga Tertiary Success for Everyone Conference.

This conference was designed to inspire attendees to adopt a learner success mindset for their tertiary education organisation, and ultimately a systemised approach that will for work for everyone.

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Conference presenters


Tim Fowler, Chief Executive, Tertiary Education Commission Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua

Tim discusses how the learner success approach is driving systemic change in the tertiary education sector. Collectively, we need to create a system where learners are supported to make good educational choices and to succeed. By providing leadership to empower tertiary education organisations within the tertiary education system we will achieve positive and sustainable change for all learners. 

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Presenters discuss the benefits of learner success approaches and share domestic and internationals models

Dr Tracy Bowell, Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning, University of Waikato

Tracy speaks about the Jumpstart Programme which focuses on improving student success and retention. The aims of the programme include supporting transition from school learning into university and creating an environment of belonging for the student.

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Hon Kelvin Davis, Minister for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti, Associate Minister of Education

Minister Davis speaks how Ōritetanga Learner Success requires changing the education system to empower Māori learners and whānau. As iwi and Māori will be always be part of New Zealand’s economy, more work is needed to ensure Māori learners are skilled and prepared for the future.

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Dr Tristan Denley, Chief Academic Officer and Executive Vice Chancellor, University System of Georgia

Tristan talks about developing new ways to help students graduate, particularly first-generation tertiary students and underrepresented learner groups. He outlines how a data-informed approach can be used to implement a wide variety of system-scale initiatives.

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Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education

Minister Hipkins speaks on the need for a tertiary education system that supports all learners to achieve their tertiary and career goals. This requires everyone working together to ensure a high-quality and collaborative education system that delivers good outcomes for all learners and for New Zealand. 

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Warwick Pitts, Executive Director, Products and Planning, Wintec

Warwick talks about the learner success project developed by Wintec. Through their analysis and integration of data, Wintec have identified key student needs and developed nine personas across the student journey.

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Dr Mereana Selby, Tumaki, Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Mereana speaks about Te Wānanga o Raukawa’s mission to revitalise Te Reo Māori me ona Tikanga to achieve better education, health and employment outcomes for Māori. Their learner success project involves a business intelligence tool that aims to transform how they support the student life cycle.

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Professor Tim Renick, Vice Provost and Vice President for Enrolment, Management and Student Success, Georgia State University

Tim showcases the Georgia State University learner success model of how to improve performance for all learners and eliminate achievement gaps based on ethnicity and income. Tim has directed the learner success and enrolment efforts of Georgia State University since 2008, overseeing improved graduation rates that are among the fastest growing in the United States.

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