Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh
Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching – Kaupapa Māori category
Faculty of Arts, The University of Auckland
“My practice is based on the principles of āta (to grow and nuture relationships) and manaakitanga (generosity, care, respect and support) in a student-centred environment.”
“I cannot think of anyone in our University more meritorious of such an award,” writes Dr Robert Greenberg, Dean of Faculty of Arts, proudly commending Tracey for bringing principles of Kaupapa Māori to all her teaching; for recognising the intellectual and personal needs of students and for focussing on workable, innovative, empowering solutions that in turn empower students.
Students attest to Tracey’s kindness and warmth and of her being “truly an inspiration in my life who helped me to become the man I am today” and “an amazing woman who made a massive impact on my life.”
Tracey is indeed amazing – teaching over 500 students a year across courses she designed, and revolutionizing Sociology at the University of South Pacific previously. It is not surprising that Tracey is so highly regarded. She writes, “Teaching is my greatest satisfaction, it is a privilege”. Tracey exudes motherly type ‘aroha’ for her students, which enables her to engage better with them