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Nathan, Robert Jeyakumar; Shawkataly, Omar Bin – Australian Universities' Review, 2019
This article discusses the role of university academics as researchers. In present-day society which touts instant gratification, the primary role of a university is being undermined. In Malaysia, academics no longer teach and research as they please but are 'guided' by government agencies and influenced by the priorities of funding agencies. One…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, College Faculty, Ethics, Plagiarism
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Cuthill, Michael; O'Shea, Éidín; Wilson, Bruce; Viljoen, Pierre – Australian Universities' Review, 2014
Australian policy relating to knowledge exchange has never been well articulated, notwithstanding that the nexus between knowledge, engagement and higher education in Australia has been on the national agenda for several decades (Grattan Institute, 2013). In universities, this policy deficit is reflected in a lack of project management and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Transfer, Universities, Research and Development
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Mahat, Rosli H.; Shah, Mohd Hazim – Australian Universities' Review, 2013
The concept of academic rights is greatly misunderstood, even among some university academics. This paper provides a summary of the historical development of the academic rights from the Roman to the modern era. Many documents and declarations advocating academic rights have been produced, and this paper presents a discussion of the recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Accountability, Higher Education