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More decision making, not goal setting

 Universities need to think about the future in a more constructive manner, writes Lenore Cooper. A vice-chancellor recently told me that, given the level of dynamism in the Australian higher education environment and the vagaries of government policy, he saw ...

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Room for improvement in management

Respondents to an ATEM study have called for a “good practice” site to be used for the development of leadership in higher education. By Geoff Scott and Linda McKellar. In 2010, the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) proposed a ...

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Industrial relations course to help uni leaders

An industry group and policy think tank have joined forces to develop education programs for higher education managers who are faced with complex industrial relations issues while trying to manage rapid change in the sector. The LH Martin Institute (LHMI) ...

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IT directors tackle rapid change

Information technology with its growing budgets is now a core area rather than peripheral at campuses. Beverley Head reports. Reskilling staff for new futures has been identified as one of the major issues for university IT departments, says the Council ...

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Leadership, now that’s a good idea

Higher education management seems to have moved away from the basic idea of helping students successfully complete their courses.  I gave a little speech the other day on leadership in higher education. Much of it was pretty standard stuff until ...

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Conflict in the cloisters

Feedback to Campus Review suggests that universities have policies and procedures in place to manage workplace disputes but they are not able to resolve such disputes and as a result, there is discontent across faculties and divisions. My research suggests ...

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Sydney University confirms job losses

Staff at the University of Sydney have been warned to brace for budget cuts - including redundancies for "non-performing academics" - vice-chancellor Michael Spence has announced in a video statement. Despite a "good year on many fronts" the university needed ...

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Free to think, or is it free-thinking

University autonomy is ranked across 26 European countries in a major new report from the European University Association (EUA).  In addition to an in-depth analysis of the current state of institutional autonomy in Europe, the study includes four scorecards that ...

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