Archive for December, 2011
$22m for Sydney unis to bring in more low-SES students
Five Sydney-based universities are set to work together to increase the numbers of students from low socio-economic backgrounds in higher education. The five will receive $21.2 million funding from a $150 million Bridges to Higher Education federal initiative aimed at getting Annette Blackwell | 15th December, 2011 | News | More..
Sector pays tribute to Carr’s work in innovation
The tertiary education sector has paid tribute to outgoing Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr, one of several ministers moved in the cabinet reshuffle. Carr will leave his current post as minister for innovation, industry, science and research Jennifer Bennett | 13th December, 2011 | News | More..
Sector underfunded, says base review
The much awaited Higher Education Base Funding Review has been released by the government but with 145 pages to get through, the sector is holding fire on a final judegment. Among proposals likely to get most attention are: the application Jennifer Bennett | 12th December, 2011 | Features, Finance, Management, News | More..
Greenfield steps down as GO8 chair and VC
Professor Paul Greenfield will step down from his role as chair of the Group of Eight as well as his position as vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland. The Group of Eight announced the change early Friday evening, shortly after Jennifer Bennett | 12th December, 2011 | News | More..
Victoria TAFE ‘being harmed’
In a comprehensive policy briefing to the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), David Williams, executive director of the Victorian TAFE Association (VTA), pulled no punches when he told how the state’s vocational education change agenda was perceived Annette Blackwell | 12th December, 2011 | News, VET | More..
Stable says goodbye to Bond
After eight years at the helm, Bond University vice-chancellor Professor Robert Stable retires this month. During his tenure there was strong growth for the private, not-for-profit university on Queensland’s Gold Coast. In a statement paying him the university said his Campus Review | 12th December, 2011 | News | More..
The Blog Rankings: Intimate world of the scholar blogger
The Blog Rankings has interviewed many academics who are fans of the platform for sharing their work and facilitating discussion, but “more useful than peer review” is a new one. Mel Gregg, a senior lecturer in gender and cultural studies Jennifer Bennett | 12th December, 2011 | Features, News, Technology | More..
In-house experts a challenge for university CIOs
We are coming to a time when students may make decisions based on the IT capacity of a university. When Kerry Holling accepted the position as director of information technology services at the University of Western Sydney recently, he brought Beverley Head | 12th December, 2011 | Features, Technology | More..
Judge gives $1m to JCU
Former Queensland Supreme Court judge Kerry Cullinane QC has donated $1 million to James Cook University, one of the largest personal donations it has received. The money will be spent providing scholarships and bursaries for disadvantaged students and provide some Campus Review | 12th December, 2011 | Finance, News | More..