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Holidays for everyone

Why would someone who can’t see want to go on holiday? Or someone who is deaf? What’s the point of travelling somewhere if you’re going to be in a wheelchair? Surely disabled people just stay home all the time anyway? ...

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IT directors tackle rapid change

Information technology with its growing budgets is now a core area rather than peripheral at campuses. Beverley Head reports. Reskilling staff for new futures has been identified as one of the major issues for university IT departments, says the Council ...

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Nursing research centre a first

A five-year, multimillion-dollar research centre dedicated to improving nursing care has been launched at Griffith University. The first dedicated centre for research excellence in nursing was opened by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, in Brisbane, who praised the quality of the ...

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Farewell to pen and paper

 Universities that wish to retain their digital native students need to bring their exams into the 21st century, writes Michael Cowling. Imagine a lecture theatre with students sitting at every other chair. On the seat next to them, a pile ...

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Too many doctors at law schools

A PhD is fine for arts and science lecturers but law students need to be taught by experienced practitioners, as well as academics, writes Lee Stuesser. The great American judge Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “The life of the law has ...

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Data flaws can do damage

The aim of the MyUniversity website is laudable and easily supported, that is, to provide comparative information to potential students about the nature of the educational offerings and experiences that can be expected at different institutions. In execution there are ...

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Public funding for some degrees questioned

Findings presented at a one-day seminar on higher education base funding make the case that it is hard to justify public tuition subsidies across all university courses. The Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne hosted ...

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Guiding good practice for virtuous compliance

Under the theme Being TEQSA Ready in preparation for monitoring and enforcement of the new Higher Education Standards Framework, previous articles in this series have focused on risk management, the challenges of harmonising multiple layers of regulation and the need ...

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