ERIC Number: ED060373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Universities 1964-1969; Third Report of the Australian Universities Commission.
Australian Universities Commission.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report on Australian universities between 1964-66, and recommendations for 1967-69. Developments during 1965-66 included the creation of four new universities. The demand for higher education is continually increasing. The capital grants recommended by the commission cover university buildings, computers, teaching hospital buildings, special research grants, and student residences. The general recurrent grants for 1967-69 are recommended to allow for an improvement in the student/staff ratio at the older universities operating with high teaching loads. The Commission believes that the minimum qualifications awarded by the university on the completion of a major should be a B.A., and thus recommends that subgraduate courses including adult education activities should be transferred to other institutions by 1970. The libraries have barely been able to keep up with the new publications, and in many fields there are deficiencies that can only be remedied by requisitioning expensive out-of-print material. Between 1963 and 1966, there was a 32% increase in university student enrollment in Australia. Students from Asia account for about 10% of the student body. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Education, College Housing, College Libraries, Courses, Educational Finance, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Facility Expansion, Grants, Higher Education, Research, Teachers, Universities
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Universities Commission.