Executive Director Quality and Academic Assurance
Gianetta’s professional goal is to enable students to become autonomous, lifelong learners. With her background in tertiary teaching, she’s leading UCOL’s efforts to continuously improve students’ experiences at an organisation-wide level.
Gianetta has held leadership roles focussed on this since 2000, across three polytechnics. She has a keen interest in applying curriculum alignment to the design of tertiary and vocational education, and in hybrid learning strategies that optimise educational technology.
In addition to her strategic responsibilities, Gianetta leads several teams. These include Te Atakura (UCOL’s relationship-based teaching coaches), Learning Technologies, Curriculum and Academic Services, and the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning.
Gianetta holds a Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Massey University) and initially worked in production horticulture, including developing her own small orchard. She also has a Master of Educational Administration and Leadership (Massey).