16. Glossary and Definitions

ACEAdult and Community Education
CIECambridge International Examinations
ECEEarly Childhood Education
EFTSEquivalent Full-Time Student
FCIFull-Cost International
FCOFull-Cost Other
IBInternational Baccalaureate
ICTInformation and Communication Technology
IPIntellectual Property
ITInformation Technology
KPIKey Performance Indicator
NCEANational Certificate of Educational Achievement
NZVCC    New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee
PBRFPerformance-Based Research Fund
SACStudent Achievement Component
STARSecondary Tertiary Alignment Resource
TECTertiary Education Commission
TEITertiary Education Institution


Numbers may not add due to rounding.


Ethnicity is self-reported.


‘Origin’ refers to the first address recorded for a student:

  • Core Region: (Main Catchment) Waikato, the Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty
  • Inner Periphery: Counties Manukau, Gisborne, Taranaki, Manawatu, and Wanganui
  • Outer Periphery: Hawkes Bay and Northland
  • Auckland: Auckland region excluding Counties Manukau
  • Wellington: Wellington region
  • South Island: Entire South Island.

Notes for Statistical Information

Tables 1 - 7
The data in these tables take account of students enrolled in formal programmes only. They exclude 5,386 students enrolled solely in non-assessed programmes because each one represents only a very small fraction of an EFTS count.

Tables 5 and 6

  • ‘Foundation’ refers to certificates of attainment and the Certificate of University Preparation (excluding non-assessed programmes).
  • ‘Undergraduate’ refers to bachelors degrees, undergraduate certificates and diplomas, and graduate certificates and diplomas.
  • ‘Graduate/Postgraduate’ refers to honours degrees, masters qualifications (excluding the MPhil), postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas.

Table 7
‘Completed’ refers to papers for which students received either a Pass or Fail grade. (Papers for which students received Incomplete, Withdrawn, No-Credit and Continuing grades are excluded from this count.)

‘Passed’ refers to papers for which students received a passing grade, including a Restricted Pass.

Table 8
Table 8 counts all EFTS in both formal and non-assessed programmes, but does not include nominal ACE EFTS.

Table 10
ACE EFTS in Table 10 do not include nominal ACE EFTS.

Table 13
‘Academic’ refers to staff whose conditions of employment require teaching and/or research to be undertaken.
‘Other’ refers to staff whose conditions of employment do not require teaching and/or research to be undertaken.
Both categories comprise continuing, fixed-term and casual staff.

Tables 16 - 18
Table 16 has been derived counting all Academic Staff FTEs (including fixed-term and casual staff), and all EFTS.

Table 17 has been derived using a different methodology (which is also used for the University’s internal planning processes). Data for this methodology are available only from 2006. Academic Staff FTE in this table refers to ‘Teaching and Research’ and ‘Teaching Only’ staff, and excludes:

  • ‘Research Only’ staff
  • Casual and fixed-term staff
  • Academic staff not attached to EFTS generating organisational units
  • Academic staff and student EFTS attached to the Pathways College. (A significant proportion of Pathways College staff are fixed-term or casual and therefore excluded under this methodology; to avoid skewing the ratio, the associated Pathways College EFTS are also excluded.)

Table 18 has been derived counting all EFTS and all ‘Other’ staff, (‘Other’ staff refer to staff whose conditions of employment do not require teaching and/or research to be undertaken, including fixed-term and casual staff).

Table 19
‘Annual Research Revenue’ counts both PBRF-eligible and non-PBRF-eligible research revenue.

‘Academic Staff FTE (Research)’ refers to ‘Teaching and Research’ and ‘Research Only’ staff on continuing appointments.

Table 20
For publications that have more than one University of Waikato author, the publication has been counted once only, in the Unit of the first author.

Table 22
Library statistics are provided by the Library using agreed CAUL/CONZUL conventions. The significant growth in electronic titles between 2003 and 2004 is attributable to the fact that the University joined several large services in 2004 including JSTOR, Springer, Cambridge University Press and EPIC. Growth between 2008 and 2009 can be attributed primarily to the University acquiring access to the Westlaw service which provides approximately 17,000 titles.

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