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On the move December

UTAS NAMES NEW VC Ethicist, educator and strategic consultant Professor Rufus Black has been appointed vice-chancellor and president at the University of Tasmania. Black is currently master of the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College and deputy chancellor of Victoria University,and ...

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The other kind of sexual harassment on campus

On-campus sexual assault and harassment was one of the biggest news stories of the year. Yet only students were the focus of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)'s inquiry and report on this subject. This doesn't mean university staff are immune to this phenomenon. Indeed, the Weinstein scandal has shifted ...

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Boundaries blur as academics take on other work

University general/professional staffs are sometimes presented as if they were part of the ‘problem’ rather than as people with key roles to play in universities, a conference in Sydney has heard. “One could be forgiven for thinking that universities only ...

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Grim prospects push PhDs to quit academy

Research suggests that in the US  the PhD could symbolise the end and not the beginning of an academic career and for some in Australia this was becoming the case, a conference in Sydney has been told In a presentation ...

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Systemic racism blemishes sector says Larkin

White centrism means Australia’s tertiary education system is failing to capitalise on the work of indigenous staff and is missing out on much of what they have to offer, Professor Steve Larkin told a conference in Sydney. Larkin, pro vice-chancellor ...

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Uni warned on overseas student numbers

The University of Sydney is over-reliant on international students in some faculties, to the point where a sudden drop in numbers would pose a significant risk, an audit by the new quality standards body has found.  But a spokesman for ...

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Casual work hurting sector, inquiry told

Higher education is one of the worst areas for job security in the nation, says the NTEU.  An inquiry into insecure work in Australia has been told that the precarious employment experiences and labour practices imposed on tertiary education staff ...

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Primary health care focus of new education program

 Nursing researchers have developed educational tools to assist primary and acute healthcare staff.  Rural acute care nurses will be targeted in an education program designed to help drive down avoidable readmissions in NSW hospitals. From February, nurses in the Murrumbidgee Local ...

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