Otago Polytechnic

Our Strategic Goals
Ō Mātou Whāika ā-Rautaki

 

Achieve excellent outcomes for our learners

  • provide best practice, research-engaged learning and teaching to maximise learner success - academic and employment
  • provide fit-for-purpose and attractive learning and teaching facilities (space, IT, equipment) for all campus locations
  • provide a comprehensive and integrated set of support services for learners to maximise academic and employment success 
  • develop academic staff as skilled and suitably-qualified educators 
  • ensure our learning and teaching is informed by research
  • ensure our graduates are prepared for a global workforce
  • improve secondary-tertiary participation

 

Lead the way in sustainable practice

  • embed education for sustainability in all undergraduate programmes so that our graduates may practise sustainably in their chosen vocation
  • operate sustainably in all that we undertake, maximising staff and student wellbeing, minimising our environmental footprint and expanding our environmental hand print 
  • encourage sustainable practice in our communities, trees planted in sustainable forestry, volunteering 


Be a responsive treaty partner in meeting the educational aspirations of mana whenua 

  • ensure an effective partnership with Kāi Tahu and Ngāti Whātua
  • attract, support and retain Māori staff proportionate to Māori learner participation
  • ensure staff develop a baseline cultural competence: Māori cultural practices, Te Reo, Tikaka, Treay, inclusive pedagogies, etc. 
  • ensure Māori learners participate and succeed as Māori, achieving at the same or a better rate as non-Māori
  • embed Māori knowledge and perspectives in all programmes of learning 
  • foster Māori research and contribute to the advancement of mātauranga Māori

Note: Kāi Tahu is Mana Whenua in Otago, Ngāti Whātua in Auckland.

 

Be a committed and agile organisation

  • make a consistent and annual operating surplus to fund future investment 
  • continue to diversify revenue through consultancies and microcredentials (EduBits)
  • improve the viability and sustainability of Central Campus
  • grow Auckland International Campus as a profitable and long term sustainable business 
  • achieve world class quality management in both learning and teaching, and research, in organisation and management
  • secure the confidence of our stakeholders
  • strengthen our culture as an innovative, caring, accountable organisation committed to excellence 

 
Attract and sustain exceptional staff who make a difference

  • provide an outstanding and satisfying work environment, supportive of high performance, and staff engagement 
  • develop staff as globally-informed and expert practitioners in their fields
  • recruit and retain a diverse workforce reflective of student demographics.  

 

Our Service Offering

  • provide programmes which meet local and regional training and education needs
  • provide programmes of national and international relevance
  • provide access to learning at a distance and in workplaces (open learning)
  • provide opportunities for staff and learners to help solve community and industry problems