Ako Aotearoa Regional Hubs
Academy members work together with Ako Aotearoa’s regional hubs in the provision of short courses, workshops, seminars and mentoring for the tertiary teaching community.
Ako Aotearoa Northern Hub
is based at AUT University in central Auckland and co-hosted by AUT University and Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT).
Ako Aotearoa Central Hub
based at the Universal College of Learning (UCOL), Palmerston North and co-hosted by UCOL and Massey University Manawatu, serves the lower half of the North Island.
Ako Aotearoa Southern Hub
The South Island is served by the Southern Hub, which is based in and hosted by the University of Canterbury.
Ruth has managed the Northern Hub since 2007 and brings an enormous amount of practical teaching experience with her, having spent 38 years teaching in New Zealand's tertiary and secondary sector's. She is eternally interested in how differing student's learn and the never ending opportunities teacher's have to tap into this diversity.
Ian views the Academy as embodying all that Ako Aotearoa is trying to achieve, “Excellence” in tertiary teaching.
The central hub has an ongoing relationship with Academy members for supporting our professional development workshops, providing inspirational speakers for our seminars, and, mentoring for award nominees to help prepare their portfolios.
Neil brings his breadth of experience of the tertiary education sector to his role with Ako Aotearoa and is an enthusiast about the establishment of learning environments from which learners benefit and in which tutors/lecturers enjoy their work as professional educators.
In August 2015, Neil accepted a 6-month secondment to the Regional Manager fulltime position following the retirement of the long-serving Bridget O’Regan.