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How to handle contract cheating

Four years on from the MyMaster cheating scandal that rocked NSW universities, contract cheating – where students engage a third-party individual or service – continues to be prevalent in Australian universities. Research has found that 6 per cent of Australian ...

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The collaborative campus: A new model for higher education

Australia’s higher education sector is facing significant structural changes on multiple fronts. New student demographics, technological advances, the need to partner and collaborate with industry and funding reductions are permeating the competitive sector, and in response, we’re seeing campuses around ...

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Australia’s first ‘university college’ named

A Seventh-day Adventist higher education provider in Lake Macquarie, NSW, has become Australia’s first “university college”. Founded over a century ago, Avondale College of Higher Education had its new category status approved late last month by the federal government’s Tertiary Education ...

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On the move: August

FOR THE KIDS The former pro-vice-chancellor (health) and current research professor at Griffith’s School of Medicine has been appointed chair of the Children’s Health Research Alliance. Professor Allan Cripps has been well recognised for his contributions to science and research, ...

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The catch 22 of university content warnings

Where trigger and content warnings are becoming increasingly institutionalised in the United States, they’ve been slow to catch hold in Australia (despite what conservative opinion pieces may suggest). Monash was the first university to introduce a policy in 2017, and ...

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The problem with university branding efforts

In the heat of mid-January, when every university and college in Australia was “in market” for semester one recruitment, a CSIRO scientist invented a random university slogan generator (see image), a VERY simple word randomiser. Activate, Realise, Be, Disrupt, Push, ...

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