Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Accreditation Policy and Procedures


Application


Academic staff employed by the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)

Purpose


The University has a policy  relating to the accreditation of staff employed by other institutions to teach on University of Auckland academic programmes. This document sets out the specific policy and procedures to be followed in the accreditation of staff members employed by the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).

Background


There are two kinds of academic staff teaching in courses in the University of Auckland at Manukau Programme:

  • staff members who are employed by the University of Auckland either full or part time
  • staff members who are employed by the Manukau Institute of Technology and who are accredited to teach on University of Auckland programmes

Policy


1.    All staff members employed by MIT and who are to teach on University of Auckland programmes must be formally accredited by the Joint Board

2.    Accredited staff members employed by other institutions must meet the standards expected of staff members employed by the University

3.    Nothing in the process of accreditation creates an employer-employee relationship between the accredited staff member and the University of Auckland

4.    MIT staff who have been accredited to teach on University programmes will be regarded as honorary staff members. As such they will have access to:

  • a University of Auckland staff ID card
  • Library facilities, including access to electronic resources
  • a net account

Related procedures


1.   The  accreditation of an MIT staff member to teach on a University of Auckland programme must first be considered by the appropriate academic head

2.    This consideration must take into account

  • the staff member’s curriculum vitae
  • the standards and criteria detailed in the University of Auckland Human Resources policy on academic grades
  • the role requirements detailed in schedules 1 and 2 of the University Academic Staff Collective Agreement
  • advice from MIT, including any information based on performance reviews, teaching evaluations or other appropriate assessments

3.    The academic head makes a recommendation to the Joint Board through the Director of the University of Auckland at Manukau Programme 

4.    The recommendation must include the name, title, qualifications, department, address, e-mail address and phone number of the staff member and the title of the degree in which they are to be accredited to teach

5.    The Joint Board considers recommendations for new accreditations at its November meeting each year

6.    The Joint Board formally re-accredits staff members who have previously been accredited at its November meeting. The names of these staff members and any changes in their details are presented to the Board by the Director of the Programme after consultation with the appropriate University and institute academic heads

7.    The November meeting of the Joint Board receives notification of MIT staff who have previously been accredited but who have retired, resigned or whose accreditation is not to be renewed. The names of these staff members are presented to the board by the Director of the Programme after consultation with the appropriate University and institute academic heads

8.    The Chair of the Joint Board informs Human Resources of the names, phone numbers and addresses of MIT staff members who have been accredited or re-accredited and the names of those who have ceased to be accredited after the November meeting of the board

9.    The Staff Service Centre arranges the access of accredited staff members to University facilities and privileges and informs staff of these arrangements by 30 December

Definitions


The following definitions relate to this document:

Academic head covers heads of departments, schools and other teaching and research units at Level 3 in the University Organisation Structure

MIT is the Manukau Institute of Technology

Staff member refers to an individual employed by the University on a full or part time basis

University means the University of Auckland and includes all subsidiaries

Document management and control


Owner: Director, Human Resources

Content manager: Associate Director, HR Advisory

Approved by: Vice-Chancellor

Date approved:  12 January 2015               

Review date:  1 March 2018