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Are tertiary education managers keeping up with the times?

The higher education sector is experiencing major disruption, and it isn’t limited to technology. Professionals working in tertiary education management are now facing multiple challenges, from evolving learning styles to funding pressures, creating a need for continued professional development. Universities ...

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Budget reply: Labor cosies up to higher ed

If Labor is traditionally the party of spending, not scrimping, on popular areas, it has provided evidence for this. In opposition leader Bill Shorten’s Budget reply last night, he announced a bounty for both universities and the VET sector. The ...

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Budget 2018: Win for universities, loss for students

While metropolitan and rural universities alike are, for once, mostly pleased with the Budget, students feel neglected. Tertiary institutions praised, among other measures, the boost in research funding. At the same time, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) lamented the ...

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Sector reacts to Finkel’s ATAR critique

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, has an ATAR-related grievance. “Students select their courses with an eye to a number: the ATAR to enter a particular course,” he wrote in his introduction to the STEM Industry-Schools Partnerships report. “Rightly or wrongly, ...

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