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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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Blumenfield, Tami; Nerad, Maresi – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
"Internationalisation" has become the new buzzword for universities around the world, with jointly offered degrees as well as smaller-scale exchanges for students. Despite this rapid expansion of international campuses and programmes, and the increasing acceptance and encouragement of international experiences for [post]graduate students, little…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Graduate Study, Measures (Individuals), Engineering
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Manathunga, Catherine – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
Many universities have introduced team supervision as a means of intervening in the intensity of the traditional supervisor-student dyad. This policy is intended to provide students with a great support during their candidature and to share the burden of sole supervision. It is also a pedagogy that seeks to support students' engagement with new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Supervision
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Devos, Anita; Somerville, Margaret – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
Globalisation has brought increasing diversity in student populations and therefore the potential for different sorts of knowledges to enter the academy. At the same time there is heightened surveillance brought about in response to the pressures of global competition, including increasing standardisation, marketisation and performativity…
Descriptors: Competition, Knowledge Level, Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Programs
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Marsh, Helene; Smith, Bradley; King, Max; Evans, Terry – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
Use of the Australian research assessment exercise, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) to influence the policy and practice of research education in Australia will undoubtedly have many consequences, some of them unintended and potentially deleterious. ERA is a retrospective measure of research quality; research education is prospective.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research, Evaluation, Universities
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Smith, Bradley; Frankland, Mark – Australian Universities' Review, 2000
Provides an analysis of some of the consequences of the deregulation and marketization of postgraduate education in Australia, such as a declining number of students in strategic areas such as biological sciences and agriculture, limiting of access to only those who can pay high up-front fees, and the strong incentives for programs to "dumb…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Graduate Study
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Yeatman, Anna – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
Graduate student journals of research projects and their supervision are suggested as a means of structuring the supervisory process, making it more accountable, and facilitating students' successful completion of their academic and research tasks. However, the method also requires skill in successful thesis production on the supervisor's part.…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Accountability, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Shannon, A. G. – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
The problem of inadequate supervision of graduate-level academic work and research projects is examined, focusing on the lack of understanding of the supervisory role and disciplinary differences in research degree expectations. The concept of research supervisor as mentor is discussed, drawing on recent literature. Some efforts to train…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Evans, Terry – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
The role of Australian graduate research supervisors in the context of a changing graduate student population is examined. Issues include addressing part-time, mature, and off-campus students' diverse needs, interests, and backgrounds, keeping students on track while accommodating work and family commitments, and acknowledging learners' autonomy.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Graduate Study
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McWilliam, Erica; Palmer, Patrick – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
The emergence of open education at the level of graduate study, characterized by more individualized study, distance education, and increased use of technology, is changing the roles and relationship of teacher and student. It will become increasingly important to acknowledge these changed physical boundaries and adjust teaching accordingly. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Distance Education, Educational Change
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Green, Bill; Lee, Alison – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
The need for change in the role of the graduate-level teacher is examined, focusing on three areas: the need to replace the notion of teaching with that of pedagogy, the shifting concept of disciplines in the postmodern university, and the work of graduate student supervision. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Fraser, Rob; Mathews, Anne – Australian Universities' Review, 1999
Proposes a model of graduate-student supervision that broadens the traditional focus on subject-area expertise to include support for the student and capacity to balance creativity with criticism in supervision. Data are drawn from a survey of graduate students in agriculture at the University of Western Australia. Implications for staff…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Needs, Faculty Advisers, Faculty Development
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Lee, Alison; Green, Bill – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
Origins of and issues in the debate over the need for a pedagogy specific to graduate-level teaching and research are reviewed, particularly as they apply to the Australian higher education context. The concerns reflected in a series of papers in this journal issue on this topic are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Leder, Gilah C. – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
This article examines changes in Australia's higher education system (institutional mergers, market forces, expansion of enrollment) that threaten the quality of graduate-level research and comparability of Australia's standards internationally. The role of the research supervisor, the process of supervising research, and students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Comparative Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Trends
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Taylor, Peter – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
Pressure to make graduate study in Australia more responsive to individual learner needs and autonomy is discussed. It is proposed that in this context, three groups of individuals will have important roles: those involved in institutional administration; educational technologists and computer software designers; and teachers. Those evolving roles…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Faculty
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