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Crime and prevention: plagiarism

Student academic misconduct is a serious problem for higher education institutions. The quality of an institution’s awards relies on assessing the student’s academic performance, not their ability to cut and paste, collude, cheat or pay for essays. Misconduct – in ...

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Making the connection

While the higher education sector might be booming with its largesse of $13.7 billion from educational exports, there is another section of education doing it very tough. I am referring to the more than 30 per cent (on average, and ...

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King appointed to PhillipsKPA

Conor King, institutional strategist at Victoria Universit,y is to join PhillipsKPA as a principal consultant. He has been with VU since 2006. Prior to that he was director, policy and analysis, with the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee from 1998 to 2005 ...

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Mining rich lodes

Making sense of data can be a survival skill. University administrators have to make accurate budget and planning decisions; they have to meet the expectations of students, researchers and academics; they have investment portfolios to manage; and must cope with ...

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Spending to save

A new report gives a damning analysis of IT spending in universities, but the sector says it is spending up to make cost-saving measures elsewhere. Beverley Head reports.   Technology analyst IDC has delivered a damning broadside regarding the education ...

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Risky business

Taking for granted government funding brings with it a risk of taking for granted the international student market, says Tony Adams.   It is still a while away before we have to make plans for this year’s Australian International Education ...

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Vertical drinking

Vertical drinking is a term that’s come into use recently in Britain and Australia to refer to the practice of drinking standing up in a crowded public bar. It’s usually associated with binge drinking, as it inevitably involves consumption of ...

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Coaldrake next chair of UA

Professor Peter Coaldrake, the vice-chancellor of Queensland University of Technology, is the chair-elect of Universities Australia for 2009-2011. Coaldrake has held the position of UA’s deputy chair during 2008, and will assume the responsibilities of chair for a two-year period ...

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