NEW MODELS OF TERTIARY EDUCATION: PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION ISSUES PAPER 25 Feb 2016

New models of Tertiary Education: Productivity Commission Issues Paper released

The Productivity Commission has just released an issues paper on new models of tertiary education and is seeking submissions and feedback by 4 May 2016.
 
In November 2015, the Government asked the Productivity Commission  to investigate how trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills may drive changes in models of tertiary education. The issues paper looks at how the tertiary education system might respond to these trends. The inquiry follows on from the 2014 Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit, which considered emerging models of tertiary education provision and discussed challenges to shifting away from traditional models. The inquiry will consider how New Zealand’s institutional and policy settings help or hinder the adoption of new models of tertiary education, as well as looking broadly across what new models there are or what might emerge.
 
As part of the preparation of the issues paper, the Commission has also published a background paper as a research note on the history of tertiary education reforms in New Zealand.  

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Due date for initial submissions is 4 May 2016, with final reporting to Government early in 2017