Manaaki Tauira Course Enhancements Programme
The Manaaki Tauira Course Enhancements Programme is part of the Manaaki Tauira programme of work for learner success at Lincoln University.
The Manaaki Tauira programme comes under the Māori Plan, reports up to Ahumairaki, is co-governed by the DVC Student Life and DVC Māori, and is particularly focused on equity for Māori, Pasifika and disabled tauira.
The Manaaki Tauira Course Enhancements Programme (MT CEP) contributes to the LU Strategic Plan, particularly supporting the renewal strategy through goal #1 - A distinctive Aotearoa New Zealand end-to-end student experience, and the shaping strategy through goal #4 - A word-class research and teaching precinct.
The MT CEP provides individual and collaborative support to academics to unpack elements of their course and develop timely and sustainable strategies that empower them to make improvements to the course that will lead to increased student success. There are four key phases:
1. Course review
2. Course redevelopment
a. Four-week programme
b. Implementation of action plan
3. Course delivery, including a teaching observation
4. Post-delivery review
Inclusion in the programme
Priority courses are selected for each intake of the full MT CEP in consultation with Faculty Deans. Several criteria are considered including the pass rate for all tauira, pass rate for Māori and Pasifika tauira, participation rates for Māori and Pasifika tauira, course satisfaction scores from course evaluations, class size, course level, the programme/s the course contributes to, and student rep feedback and other student feedback received by LUSA. Academics will be advised by their Faculty Management if they are the examiner of a priority course.
Regardless of selection as a priority course, other courses and examiners can benefit from the available resources including the four-week programme. The four-week programme provides a structured opportunity to explore key aspects of your course and make changes that will lead to improved learner success.
The MT CEP four-week programme
The MT CEP four-week programme is a great opportunity to review your course with support from peers and staff in the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CeLT).
Blended delivery format with weekly online readings and activities followed by an in-person session every Friday. The expected workload is 20 hours in total, based on 5 hours per week including 1 hour in-person on Fridays from 1.00 – 2.00 pm.
Week One: Course Design
LO1. Align learning outcomes, assessments, and course content.
Week Two: Assessment
LO2. Design assessments that are appropriate, authentic, and clearly articulated.
Week Three: Student Engagement
LO3. Plan learning activities and teaching practices that foster student engagement.
Week Four: Course Delivery
LO4. Incorporate self-directed online learning opportunities into an in-person or blended course.
The MT CEP four-week programme is not limited to academics involved in the full Manaaki Tauira Course Enhancements Programme. All academics including new-to-Lincoln staff, and anyone interested in improving their course, are invited to participate. Interested academics should register their interest via our Staff Bookings page on Te Kete Wānaka.
Note: To get the most value out of the MT CEP four-week programme, staff should choose one specific course to focus on. New-to-Lincoln staff should talk to their HoD/HoS to identify a suitable course.
The MT CEP four-week programme will be delivered at the following times:
Summer School 2023
Monday 20 November – Friday 15 December
Semester One 2024
Monday 26 February – Friday 22 March (weeks 2 – 5 of semester)
Semester Two 2024
Monday 22 July – Friday 16 August (weeks 2 – 5 of semester)
Summer School 2024
Monday 18 November – Friday 13 December
Staff completing the MT CEP four-week programme will receive a Certificate of Completion for inclusion in PD&A and Promotion applications.