AUT University is committed to responding creatively and boldly to the learning needs of Māori. In a larger context however, its Māori responsiveness is consistent with addressing fundamental questions related to our identity as modern New Zealanders informed about our past, aware of our present and confident about our future.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori Advancement provides executive leadership in supporting AUT University in meeting its commitments as articulated in its Strategic Plan – with specific reference to the Treaty of Waitangi and Māori Advancement.
In 2007, and in the context of excellence, relevance, and connectedness, AUT University looks to substantiate its partnership with Māori by honouring the commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi by being the University of Choice for Māori. This will be achieved by:
The role of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori Advancement is to support the University to achieve these priorities, and to further enhance the relevance and value of AUT University to Māori communities and to the nation as a whole.