Universities

Massey University

Chancellor: Mr Chris Kelly
Vice-Chancellor: Hon Steve Maharey
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Palmerston North
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
North Shore, Auckland, Wellington
AQA Academic Audit
Whole institution audit timeline: November 2013
Audit Report: March 2014
Funding by TEC
77.3% Teaching and Learning
1.7% Capability
20.9% Research
0.1% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
0.0% Level 1–2
0.2% Level 3–4
4.9% Level 5–6
83.7% Level 7–8
11.2% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
21.3% Management and Commerce
20.5% Society and Culture
16.0% Creative Arts
10.4% Health
9.9% Natural and Physical Sciences
20.9% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013 Massey University (Massey) continued to improve on its educational performance from the previous year and remained in a sound financial position, with similar results to 2012.

Responsiveness

The outgoing Chancellor, Dr Russell Ballard, highlighted a number of Massey’s achievements in its 2013 Annual Report, which included the continuing development of its Wellington and Albany campuses, particularly its Student Accommodation Village, new science laboratories and world-class College of Creative Design. He further cited the creation of a College of Health across all campuses and upgrading of the veterinary sciences facilities at the Palmerston North campus. Massey also prepared to launch its new strategic plan, ‘Shaping the Nation and Taking the Best to the World’, outlining its vision for 2014-2025.

Vice-Chancellor Hon Steve Maharey also recognised a number of Massey’s achievements in 2013, including the launch of the College of Health and an Institute of Education, the first New Zealand university to offer open online courses in partnership with the online learning platform Open2Study in three disciplines (Agriculture, Emergency Management and Māori Studies), and the refurbishment and seismic strengthening of heritage buildings. Other highlights included hosting the Finance 2013 event with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and partnering with other organisations to hold the Central Districts’ Field Days in Fielding, where Massey showcased its agricultural and agri-food business research. Of further note was the launch of the second stage of Food HQ, a partnership with AgResearch, Plant and Food Research, the Riddet Institute and the Bio-Commerce Centre, aiming to provide research and expertise to meet the Government’s annual target of $60 billion in national food exports by 2025.

Massey’s enrolments fell by five percent (778 EFTS). Its delivery was primarily focused at Levels 7–8 (84%) and Levels 9–10 (11%), with provision concentrated in Management and Commerce (21%), Society and Culture (21%), and Creative Arts (16%).

Māori and Pasifika participation accounts for 11 percent and four percent of total Massey enrolments respectively. Participation of under-25-year-olds reflects Massey’s high proportion of extramural and part-time enrolments, which tend to comprise students over 25 years. Massey had 2,312 full-fee paying international EFTS (3,329 students).

EffectivenessTop

Massey’s comparatively high volume of extramural enrolments (around 50% of students) continued to affect its performance against the educational performance indicators (EPIs) compared to other New Zealand universities. In 2013, the university made gains on the previous year with further increases in qualification completion (from 72% in 2012 to 75% in 2013) and in student progression (from 22% in 2012 to 58% in 2013).

Educational performance of all the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) showed slight improvements with increases in qualification completions for under-25-year-olds (from 63% in 2012 to 70% in 2013) and Māori (from 57% in 2012 to 60% in 2013).

Financial performanceTop

Overall, Massey’s 2013 result was largely consistent with 2012. Net surplus declined by $1.2 million (13.0%) on its 2012 result.

Despite reductions in research revenue of $6.6 million, increased Government funding ($3.6 million) allowed Massey to limit reductions in total revenue to $0.9 million (0.2%) between 2012 and 2013. Total expenditure increased marginally by $0.3 million (0.1%).

In 2013 Dr Russell Ballard stepped down as Chancellor and as a Ministerial appointee, roles he had held for five and eight years respectively. Dr Ballard remains as a council-appointed member to the university council. Colin Harvey was appointed to replace him as a Ministerial appointee. The council also elected Chris Kelly as Chancellor in December 2013 and Michael Ahie as Pro-Chancellor. The Hon Steve Maharey was re-appointed Vice-Chancellor for a further five-year term.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance Massey
University
University
sector
Students under 25 56% 74%
Māori 11% 10%
Pasifika 4% 7%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance Massey
University
University
sector
All 80% 86%
Students under 25 81% 86%
Māori 70% 80%
Pasifika 52% 70%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance Massey
University
University
​sector
All 78% 81%
Students under 25 70% 72%
Māori 60% 71%
Pasifika 34% 59%
Overview of Educational Performance
Enrolments 2013 % of University sector 2011 2012 2013
Student Achievement Component (SAC) EFTS 14% 16,798 16,878 16,100
SAC Students 18% 30,334 29,548 28,263
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC University sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 86% 80% 80% 80%
Qualification Completion 81% 49% 72% 78%
Student Retention 84% 67% 72% 75%
Student Progression L1-4 49% 26% 22% 58%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $182,089 $181,904 $185,462
Domestic student fees $91,878 $98,798 $97,431
International student fees $37,419 $42,220 $47,630
Other income (including research) $123,363 $123,125 $114,603
Total revenue $434,749 $446,047 $445,126
Expenses      
Personnel $249,612 $256,686 $254,861
Total expenses $427,161 $436,453 $436,776
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $7,588 $9,594 $8,350
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $947,889 $949,782 $955,414
Total Assets $1,098,158 $1,091,206 $1,101,315
Equity (net assets) $943,407 $941,689 $949,464
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $64,120 $55,803 $62,183
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $55,744 $55,412 $53,891
Other      
Staffing FTE 2,982 2,972 2,993
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 6 : 1 7 : 1 6 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 16 : 1 17 : 1 17 : 1