Thanks to all who participated in the online staff forum on Thursday 24 January.
You can view the forum here, which includes the chat transcript. It was great to see a number of staff networking and providing links and suggestions to one another.
Thank you for the thought provoking questions. These have been sent on to appropriate contacts for answers. We will continue follow up in Intercom.
The first of these is below:
International students and Fluent IQ
Q: You mention you have discussed Fluent IQ with the Deans of Science, Engineering and Commerce. Have experts in the Colleges of Arts (e.g. Linguistics, and NZILBB), and Education, Health and Human Development been involved?
A: (Tony Mortensen – Director, International Growth Strategies) The involvement of the Deans of Science, Engineering and Commerce relates to the timing of the trial, starting in Semester 2. These areas of study are a strong choice for International students in the mid-year intake. By focusing on these areas we have ended up with a good sample size for the pilot.
Expertise in the College of Arts and the College of Education, Health and Human Development will be utilised as we move forward with the project.