Carey Baptist College has been honoured this month by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). They are the first and only private training establishment (PTE) to have a faculty member receive an A quality category in the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation.
The Research Quality Evaluation is one of New Zealand’s biggest research assessment exercises and informs the funding allocation of 55% of the PBRF, which is over $1 billion during the six-year funding period.
Carey Baptist college was the highest ranked non-university training establishment in New Zealand. This is a significant achievement.
“We are proud to be leading the way in Christian education. Our goal is to produce graduates who are responsive to the contemporary needs and questions of church and society. We are pleased to continue to build a research culture at our College,” says Dr John Tucker, Carey’s Principal.
Christian scholarship has a long and enduring history, and Carey is proud to continue this legacy in service of both the church and society in Aotearoa.
“As this latest ranking shows, Carey Baptist College staff are well-equipped to do this.”
The A certification will not only provide access to improved funding for Carey Baptist but also ensure their teaching and practice is informed by high quality research and focussed on key issues that matter.
Carey Baptist invests significantly into research by allowing and facilitating staff to be involved in ongoing research. This is a cost and investment that Carey is happy to prioritise as they believe that encouraging staff to be involved in research is an important aspect of any learning organisation.
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