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O'Neill, Arthur – Australian Universities' Review, 2015
This article spins a yarn about the appointment of António Coimbra, the first vice-chancellor of an Australian university, who came from Portugal, well-equipped for the job. Described is his approach to this new role and his unusual way of handling the unexpected task of a vice-chancellor.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Presidents, Administrator Role, Leadership Styles
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O'Neill, Arthur – Australian Universities' Review, 2014
The author states that in earlier pieces (O'Neill, 2002, 2010, 2012), he chewed on and tried to digest newspaper advertisements made by universities. Byproducts did not come out smelling like roses: universities are scarcely able to present themselves without boasting, crass displays of salesmanship, and brazen invocations of virtue. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, College Administration
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O'Neill, Arthur; Speechley, Bob – Australian Universities' Review, 2011
The authors want to figure out what happened in Australian post-secondary education over the last 50 or so years and to predict what sort of arrangement their great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, will encounter 50 years hence. To put this modest project another way: what in 2060 might a historian (assuming there are, then,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational History, Educational Development, Trend Analysis