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Rethinking online delivery

How universities can resolve student retention woes following fee increases. Student acquisition and retention rates are arguably the biggest challenges for Australian universities. While several factors contribute to this, a key concern is the cost of studying in Australia. This ...

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Higher education is risky business

Universities are under increasing risk from fraudsters and cybercriminals. Australia’s higher education sector is under some pressure as a result of the government’s Higher Education Reform Package. Disruption of any kind increases risk in any organisation, but when disruption involves ...

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The volunteer revolution

Volunteers contribute an enormous amount to Australia’s major civic institutions, including universities. The slogan ‘more give, less take’ applies far more to universities than to any bank in Australia. And that fact is even more pronounced in regional areas. As ...

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Universities redefine classrooms

Classrooms are being redefined as universities seek smarter ways to learn. In the past decade, e-learning has become one of the most common buzzwords in education. Look inside the modern classroom or lecture theatre and you will be hard pressed ...

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BCA calls for tertiary education rethink

The Business Council of Australia has released a discussion paper which proposes an overhaul of the tertiary education sector. The paper, titled Future-Proof: Protecting Australians Through Education and Skills, argues that as the world of work is rapidly changing, Australia ...

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On the move September 2017

FIRST DEAN FOR NEW FLINDERS COLLEGE Professor Alison Kitson is Flinders University’s inaugural vice- president and executive dean of its new College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She joins Flinders after heading up the University of Adelaide’s nursing school. Flinders ...

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