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ERIC Number: EJ1110105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
One Down, Nine to Go: A View from the Podium at a University Engaging in Disaster Recovery
Dixon, Keith
Accounting Education, v20 n6 p585-588 2011
This "Postcard" discusses how the Christchurch earthquakes that occurred in New Zealand in September 2010 and February 2011 caused damage and uncertainty that disrupted the University of Canterbury and surrounding areas, and how the recovery activities will be distinguishable until 2020. Ideally, the university's research and other activities should be focused on its province's recovery and recreation. That includes knowing more about accounting and accounting education in the context of this and similar recoveries elsewhere. However, switching to focusing on needs beyond the university is hampered by the university's own predicament and takes time psychologically and logistically among academics. Short-term Performance-Based Research Funding (PBRF) pressures, funding uncertainties (because of new students being reluctant to locate to Christchurch), and similar matters constituted a further barrier. New Zealand Government education agencies based in distant Wellington showed much empathy for the plight of the traumatized participants on the campus, but they expected research, along with teaching and learning, assessment and administration, to be back to normal at the time of this writing. The author emphasizes the importance of making the case for special consideration for the university while assuring that they can be relied on to not only recover but also be worth the consideration shown to the university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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