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Kiley, Margaret; Holbrook, Allyson; Lovat, Terence; Fairbairn, Hedy; Starfield, Sue; Paltridge, Brian – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
While there has been considerable research on doctoral examination there is little that examines the various roles of the oral component and what issues one might consider if introducing or revising that aspect of the thesis examination process. This matter is of particular importance in Australia where it is not usual to have an oral component as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation Methods, Verbal Tests
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O'Meara, Peter; Maguire, Brian – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
Paramedics are an integral part of the Australian healthcare system and are increasingly requested to provide a growing array of services in support of improved community health. Currently there are over 6,000 undergraduate paramedic students. A pressing challenge is the development and sustainability of a dedicated group of university paramedic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Emergency Medical Technicians
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Chesters, Jenny; Rutter, Kerry; Nelson, Karen; Watson, Louis – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
During the past three decades, the student populations of Australian universities have become more heterogeneous as the higher education sector expanded and new alternative entry pathways were established. Broadening access to university study and, therefore, to professional and semi-professional occupations, provides avenues for social mobility.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, College Preparation, Academic Persistence
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Lake, Warren; Wallin, Margie; Boyd, Bill; Woolcott, Geoff; Markopoulos, Christos; Boyd, Wendy; Foster, Alan – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
Undertaking a systematic review can have many benefits, beyond any theoretical or conceptual discoveries pertaining to the underlying research question. This paper explores the value of utilising a hybrid academic team when undertaking the systematic review process, and shares a range of practical strategies. The paper also comments on how such a…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Research Projects, Research Methodology, Teamwork
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Martin, Brian – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
Universities seek to promote student learning, but assessment and credentials can undermine students' intrinsic motivation to learn. Findings from research on how people learn, mindsets, expert performance and good health are seldom incorporated into the way universities organise learning experiences.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Universities, Self Motivation, Student Motivation
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Gunn, Andrew; Mintrom, Michael – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
The implementation of the national Research Engagement and Impact Assessment in Australia provides a timely opportunity to review attempts to improve the non-academic impact of academic research. The impact agenda represents a new phase in academic research evaluation and funding, characterised by a heightened need to demonstrate a return on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Evaluation Research, Policy
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Lovett, Trevor – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
This small-scale narrative investigation identifies not only the concerns but also the hopes of undergraduate psychology students from a southwest Chinese university who are about to embark on a program of study abroad. While past research has tended to focus on the anticipated negative experiences international students are likely to encounter,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students, Psychology, Study Abroad
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McCulloch, Alistair – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
Despite being a staple of academic life (or perhaps because it is so taken-for-granted), the academic conference has been generally under-utilised as a site for academic research. Using participant observation as its methodology, this article draws on a long career of conference attendance to present two iron laws of conferences which address the…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Conferences (Gatherings), Dress Codes, Writing for Publication
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Wilkins, Stephen; Juusola, Katariina – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
The purpose of this article is to analyse some of the key ongoing debates in transnational higher education (TNHE). First, we discuss a selection of the claimed benefits and drawbacks of TNHE for home and host country stakeholders (students, governments and institutions), and then we suggest alternative realities, for which there appears to be…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Power Structure
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Dobson, Ian R. – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
This statistical note updates earlier work on the salaries paid to general staff working at Australia's public universities, and the levels at which universities classify those staff. In 2017, higher proportions of general staff in more senior grades could be found at the University of Technology Sydney, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Salaries, College Faculty, School Personnel
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Kenny, John; Fluck, Andrew Edward – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
This article provides insight into the nature of research workload allocation for Australian academics. It explores the distinction between research performance and research workload allocation. Research performance can be judged at an institutional level, a work group level or an individual level. The process by which an institution's research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Workload, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Street, Catherine; Smith, James A.; Robertson, Kim; Motlap, Shane; Ludwig, Wendy; Gillan, Kevin; Guenther, John – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
The number of Indigenous people enrolling in and completing higher education courses in the Northern Territory slowly continues to climb. Since the first policies supporting the Australian Government's self-determination policy that encompassed training of Indigenous teachers in the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Buchanan, John – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
International professional experiences have long been esteemed by universities and pre-service teachers alike. This paper analyses the experiences of six academics who have supervised Australian pre-service teachers undertaking international professional experience (PE), with a view to better understanding the problems and prospects that they…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Inquiry
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Thapliyal, Nisha; Baker, Sally – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
Research into issues relating to people from refugee backgrounds has proliferated in line with the explosion in the numbers of people seeking refuge globally. In this think piece, we reflect on what it means to research with former refugees in contexts of resettlement in an academic and social climate dominated by audit culture and austerity…
Descriptors: Refugees, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Palmer, Nigel; Abrahams, Natasha; Pace, Mark; De Rango, Emily – Australian Universities' Review, 2018
There has been substantial growth in postgraduate coursework study in Australia since moves towards deregulation began in the early 1990s. This growth in postgraduate coursework education has brought benefits for both institutions and individuals. However, in a deregulated fee environment these benefits now risk being outweighed by the mounting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Administrative Organization, Marketing
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