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Opening the gate to community engagement

Its focus might be local, but its reach is international. A new journal is striving to take full advantage of new technologies, hoping to engage a non-academic audience of community-engaged practitioners who have otherwise been largely excluded from the world ...

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Where will the teachers come from?

Trade centres in schools: have teachers been forgotten, asks Ros Brennan Kemmis.   The education revolution is a central plank in the Rudd Government’s agenda. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) have agreed on a set of mutually recognised targets ...

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VET’s privatisation diversion

The states are yet to decide how they’ll respond to the COAG consultation paper on VET reform, including its contentious market redesign proposals. Queensland’s Department of Education, Training and the Arts told Campus Review it hadn’t finalised its decisions. The ...

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Most early school leavers achieve positive outcomes

Contrary to popular wisdom, new research has revealed a surprisingly high proportion of early school leavers achieve positive learning and labour market outcomes. Furthermore, many of the groups most likely to leave school early have made considerable progress in recent ...

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Creative, confident and coherent VU

How can a dual-sector university access its genius and gems?   When Elizabeth Harman took up the position of vice-chancellor of Victoria University five years ago, she found a large organisation that was creative but lacking in some other ways. ...

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Meet the parents

Ever thought you were turning into your parents? Now it seems, it’s true. Research from the University of New England has found there is a 40 per cent chance it could be happening to you. Psychologist John Malouff and a ...

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Two senior appointments for JCU

James Cook University appointed Professor Andrew Vann as its new senior deputy vice-chancellor and Professor Chris Cocklin (pictured) as deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation).Cocklin was previously pro vice-chancellor of JCU’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and IT. He joined the university ...

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Del Mar awarded Rose-Hunt Medal

Bond University’s dean of health sciences and medicine, Professor Chris Del Mar, has been presented with the Rose-Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for outstanding commitment to Australian general practice. The medal is named after ...

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New CEO for UniSA’s commercialisation arm

UniSA has appointed Graham Smith to the role of CEO of ITEK, the university’s commercialisation company. Smith’s most recent position was chief executive of the Katolyst Group, an organisation specialising in improving the development and commercialisation capabilities of New Zealand ...

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