Archive for August 19th, 2013
Voices from around the world
By Helen Zimmerman And Phil Honeywood | 19th August, 2013 | Front page posts, News, Teaching, Top Stories |
CISA members take the stage to let international educators know what’s on their minds. By Helen Zimmerman and Phil Honeywood Given normal workload constraints and the daily actions that require our immediate attention, it’s easy in any profession to overlook More..
DAFF science strategy scores high with Universities Australia
By Campus Review | 19th August, 2013 | Front page posts, News |
Universities Australia CEO Belinda Robinson said the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s new science strategy would allow government policy to be informed by rigorous, evidence-based research. Robinson said the DAFF Science Strategy 2013-2018, launched on August 13, “represents More..
Swinburne joins the MOOC torrent
By Aileen Macalintal | 19th August, 2013 | Front page posts, News, Teaching, Technology |
Technical university joins growing trend with three announced online courses. By Aileen Macalintal Swinburne University of Technology has joined institutions worldwide in offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), through Open Universities Australia (OUA) free platform, Open2Study, which launched in March More..
By Aileen Macalintal | 19th August, 2013 | Front page posts, News |
UNSW pushes ATAR requirements much higher as debate over scores continues and their use continues. By Aileen Macalintal Last month, Australia’s top eight universities proposed a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 60 for entry nationwide. Now one elite institution More..
CQU cuts 166 jobs
By Aileen Macalintal | 19th August, 2013 | Finance, Front page posts, News |
Decline in international students led to losses; staff input helps some retain jobs. By Aileen Macalintal Central Queensland University has cut 166 jobs in order to generate about $25 million in budget savings, mostly in response to the downturn in More..
University of Newcastle applauds Carr’s plans for Gosford
By Campus Review | 19th August, 2013 | Front page posts, News, Top Stories |
The University of Newcastle has welcomed minister for higher education senator Kim Carr’s announced plans to expand higher education in Gosford. Newcastle vice-chancellor and president professor Caroline McMillen said the university was delighted by Carr’s focus on higher education in More..