Otago Polytechnic has received top marks in several areas in
a survey comparing Australasian tertiary institutions.
The polytechnic excelled compared with the other institutions
in the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) when
it came to areas including student and staff interaction,
work-integrated learning and overall satisfaction. Otago
Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker said its performance in
the survey of its students was encouraging.
''The findings indicate that our students are feeling
challenged, supported and enriched as they undertake their
programmes,'' Mr Ker said.
The results were an endorsement of the hard work of both the
polytechnic's academic and general staff. It was particularly
pleasing that it had performed well in the areas of
work-integrated learning and active learning, given that the
areas were a focus for the institution, he said.
The polytechnic was one of 31 Australasian institutions to
take part in the survey.