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Rea, Jeannie – Australian Universities' Review, 2016
While students chanting "No cuts, No fees, No corporate universities" may be dismissed as youthful hyperbole by some, it is not as superficial a characterisation of the state of our public university system as it seems.
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Universities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Lake, Warren W.; Boyd, William E. – Australian Universities' Review, 2015
Teaching and learning research since the 1980s has established a trend in students' learning approach tendencies, characterised by decreasing surface learning and increasing deep learning with increasing age. This is an important trend in higher education, especially at a time of increasing numbers of older students: are we graduating more deep…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Martin, Brian – Australian Universities' Review, 2009
Conventional approaches for fostering research productivity, such as recruitment and incentives, do relatively little to develop latent capacities in researchers. Six promising unorthodox approaches are the promotion of regular writing, tools for creativity, good luck, happiness, good health and crowd wisdom. These options challenge conventional…
Descriptors: Productivity, Research Administration, Research Needs, Motivation Techniques
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Dunphy, Liz; Wilson, John P. – Australian Universities' Review, 2009
In a survey conducted across eleven universities in the north of England, attendance figures for manual grade staff attending internal university training programmes was found to be significantly below that of other employee groups. This is unsatisfactory from an equal opportunity perspective since the ethos of a university should encompass all…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Coyle, Troy – Australian Universities' Review, 2009
Constrained public funding for universities and the emphasis placed on university-industry interactions mean that universities are increasingly required to compete for industrial funds for research. This in turn means that universities need to develop a customer service culture in order to be competitive and attractive to industry. Many studies…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Questionnaires, Research and Development, School Business Relationship
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Sebalj, Darlene; Holbrook, Allyson – Australian Universities' Review, 2009
This paper considers the profile of research administration, based on a survey of 36 Australian universities. The findings identify a group that is typically female, older and university qualified. Males tend to be more likely than females to have a research higher degree, earn a significantly higher salary and move up the salary scale at a faster…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Profiles, Gender Differences, Tenure
Maher, JaneMaree; Lindsay, Jo; Peel, Vicki; Twomey, Christina – Australian Universities' Review, 2006
On current projections in could take thirty years for women to be equally represented in the academic workplace. Traditional methods of mentoring by senior staff often seem relics of an earlier era, but here a group of more junior academics reflect on the success of a peer-mentoring exercise which helped transform their first experience of…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, Peer Relationship, Sabbatical Leaves