Meegan Hall

Indigenous Affiliation(s): 

Ko Mauao te maunga, ko Tauranga te moana, ko Ngāti Ranginui te iwi, ko Pirirākau te hapū, ko Paparoa te marae, ko Werahiko rāua ko Te Rina ngā tupuna, ko Meegan Hall ahau.

I attended the first MASS Conference in 2008 and enjoyed it so much that I agreed to join the inaugural Executive Committee. Since then, it has been my pleasure to help organise the MASS conferences in 2010 and 2012, compile the monthly MASS e-newsletter and participate in regular Executive meetings. I am also one of the MASS representatives on the national eSocSci Committee.

In my role as a Lecturer in the Centre for Academic Development at Victoria University of Wellington, my primary focus is on working with Māori and Pasifika academic staff and encouraging culturally responsive teaching and learning practices for Māori and Pasifika students. In addition, I hold the position of Poukairangi Ako (Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching) for Toihuarewa, the Māori Faculty at Victoria, which allows me to represent Māori interests on a number of key university boards and committees. I also teach on the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching (PHELT) programme, and provide learning and teaching-related policy advice to and on behalf of Toihuarewa, and develop learning and teaching-related events, opportunities and address issues for Toihuarewa members and Pasifika academic staff.

Research Interests

My research specialty is Māori academic development. It combines my interest in academic practice and higher education learning and teaching, with my doctoral study and ongoing research-led teaching in Māori Studies, and my work as a lecturer in academic development responsible for supporting Māori academic staff. I use both kaupapa Māori and Māori-centred methodologies to conduct research that examines Māori academic practice, Māori pedagogies, and supports Māori student achievement in higher education.

Some Recent Publications

  • Mercier, O. R., Douglas, S., Hall, M., McFadgen, B., Adds, P., Bargh, M., Wilson, T. (2013). Promoting engagement through a student-built digital atlas of Maori Studies. In Wankel, C., and Blessinger, P. (eds), Increasing Learner Engagement through Cutting-edge Technologies. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Sutherland, K., and Hall, M. (2012). Developing scholarly tutors. In F. Beaton, and A. Gilbert, (eds), Developing Effective Part-time Teachers in Higher Education. London: Routledge.
  • Adds, P., Hall, M., Pohe, E., and Rata, A. (2012). Researching Māori Student Course Completions: A Māori Studies Case Study. Māori Association of Social Science Conference. Christchurch, 28-30 November 2012.
  • Hall, M., and Sharman, S. (2012). Reconnecting with Māori Students: Building an online training module for tutors. Māori Association of Social Science Conference. Christchurch, 28-30 November 2012.
  • Hall, M. (2012). Personal pronouns and ‘flexible minds’: Shaping Māori academic identities. Academic Identities for the 21st Century Conference. Auckland, 25-27 June 2012.
  • Higgins, R., and Hall, M. (2011). Te Pataka Kai Iringa o te Kupu, o te Kōrero. He Pukenga Kōrero: A Journal of Māori Studies 10 (1), pp.9-15.
  • Hall, M. (2011). You Model What You Want To See From Them. New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work 8 (1), pp.68-77.
  • Adds, P., Hall, M., Higgins, R., and Higgins, T. (2011). Ask the Posts of our House: using cultural spaces to encourage quality learning in higher education. Teaching in Higher Education 16 (5), pp. 541-551.
  • Higgins, R., and Hall, M. (2011). Te Whakatuwheratanga o Te Tumu Herenga Waka: Revised Edition. Wellington: Te Kawa a Māui, Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Hall, M. (2011). Treasure in the Margins: Rethinking Māori academic development. Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. Wellington, 24-25 November 2011.
  • Hall, M. (2011). Getting Real: How Māori academics are influencing their academic development. Higher Education Research and Development Association (HERDSA) Conference. Gold Coast, Australia, 3-7 July 2011.
  • Adds, P., Mercier, O., and Hall, M. (2011). Digital 'Māori Mapping: Enhancing learner engagement through a student-built atlas. Higher Education Research and Development Association (HERDSA) Conference. Gold Coast, Australia, 3-7 July 2011.