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WEBINAR: Inclusive Education at the University of Sydney: Tertiary Education for People with Intellectual Disability

Posted by Rachel 'Aluesi on 20 November 2015

WEBINAR:  Inclusive Education at the University of Sydney: Tertiary Education for People with Intellectual Disability

2015 Presidents' Report

Posted by Rachel 'Aluesi on 13 November 2015

Marg Dobson read the below Presidents’ Report at the ACHIEVE 2015 Annual General Meeting on 11 November, held at Unicol, Dunedin.

National Survey of Alternative Assessment Arrangements Policy and Practice in Tertiary Education with Reference to International Policy and Literature

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 7 July 2015

In 2014 the ACHIEVE National Executive Committee approached Dr Martha Bell to carry out a research project for ACHIEVE. The study was to survey and compare policy and practice of alternative assessment arrangements to accommodate diverse needs for extra time in examinations and tests for students with impairments in tertiary education institutions in New Zealand.

Todd Foundation Grant 2015

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 4 March 2015

ACHIEVE is grateful to the Todd Foundation for continuing with financial support through 2015. It will allow ACHIEVE to continue with existing research and explore new projects.

Ako Aotearoa co-funding Alternative Assessment Arrangements Research

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 10 February 2015

ACHIEVE is delighted to announce Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence has agreed to co-fund the Alternative Assessment Arrangements research project undertaken by Dr Martha Bell in 2014. The complete report is with Ako Aotearoa for peer review, and will be available on both the ACHIEVE and Ako Aotearoa websites upon completion of the review.

Become a Member of ACHIEVE

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 16 December 2014

ACHIEVE welcomes new members. To become a member, please email for a membership form.

Holiday Closure

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 16 December 2014

Many thanks for your support during 2014. The ACHIEVE office will be closed from 17 December, reopening on 2 February 2015. We wish you safe and happy holidays.

President's Report 2014

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 18 November 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Annual General Meeting. It seems like no time at all since we were holding our last AGM in Dunedin, while also hosting our Professional Development Conference. It was during this time that we sadly had to announce that Donna-Rose McKay had passed away. Donna-Rose was a founder and driving force behind the establishment of ACHIEVE and as Paul Gibson, Disability Rights Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission, stated “as a result of Donna-Rose’s work there are teams supporting disabled students in all tertiary institutions in New Zealand." I would like to extend thanks to our membership for their support during a difficult time, particularly when also hosting a conference.

ACHIEVE 2014 Annual General Meeting

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 23 September 2014

on Friday 7 November 2014 10:30am – 12 noon
at Unitec, Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland
(enter via Gate 4) Building 76 room 1084

More work to be done by New Zealand to fully realise the rights of the disabled

Posted by Rachel Aluesi on 16 September 2014

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission noted data, accessibility, building a people-driven system, violence and abuse, and education as key areas where New Zealand is falling down on realising the rights of the disabled under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), to which New Zealand is a signatory.