Home | News (page 480)

News

Two claim teacher of the year award

Two university teachers whose “outstanding teaching qualities” made it impossible to separate them have been recognised as joint winners of the Prime Minister’s University Teaching Award in 2008. Associate Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, from the modern history at Macquarie University, and ...

More »

Australia flies high, but is it credible?

Australian universities might fly high in the eyes of US citizens, but a move by the influential US News & World Report to adopt the THE/QS global rankings could ultimately draw attention to the questionable methodologies used to rank them. ...

More »

Fair Work bill significance disputed

The Fair Work Bill, introduced into parliament last week by workplace relations minister Julia Gillard, might change universities’ tactics when they square off against the unions. But it won’t overhaul the game, according to the Australian Higher Education Industry Association ...

More »

Open debate an essential right

A charter that protects researchers’ rights to debate socially sensitive issues will encourage active discussion, says Kim Carr.   One of my first actions as Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research was to start work on charters confirming the ...

More »

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 ...

More »

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 ...

More »

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 ...

More »

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 ...

More »

NT academic awarded for vocational teaching

Charles Darwin University’s Northern Territory manager of the primary industries and community services industry division, Dr Brian Heim, is the winner of the Institute of Trade Skills Excellence Teacher of the Year award for 2008. He was also named agricultural ...

More »