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Hil, Richard – Australian Universities' Review, 2019
What sorts of skills and training will graduates need for the jobs of the future? Are universities equipped to deliver job-ready graduates? Where will the necessary funds come from? What role will academics play, and what sort of workplace conditions will they face? The paper reflects the role of the university sector to do its mandated duty as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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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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Nerlich, Steve – Australian Universities' Review, 2015
Australia is one of many countries to encourage its students to study abroad and hence develop a global perspective. Traditionally, students who have pursued this option represented a relatively privileged and demographically narrow group. More recently, governments and other agencies have been offering funding support with the aim of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Students, Demography
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Hopkins, John L. – Australian Universities' Review, 2013
In a recent study, the issue of transnational academic mobility of academic staff, considering moves to higher education institutions in Australia, was examined using a web-based portal that attracted interested parties from around the world with information about Australian academic career opportunities. Web analytics were used as the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Mobility, College Faculty
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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
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Gottschalk, Lorene; McEachern, Steve – Australian Universities' Review, 2010
The use of casual staff, including casual teaching staff, is a common practice in Australian universities and the numbers of casual staff in the sector has increased significantly in the last decade. The traditional profile for casual teachers was that of industry expert and students. Recent research has shown that the casual teacher is now more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Occupations, Adult Education, Job Security
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Thornton, Margaret – Australian Universities' Review, 2008
With particular regard to gender, this paper considers the rise and fall of EEO in Australian universities over the last 30 years. The paper argues that EEO, a product of social liberalism, had barely been introduced before it became a casualty of the Dawkins reforms and the transformation of the university. Corporatisation resulted in top-down…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Critical Theory, Social Justice
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Marginson, Simon – Australian Universities' Review, 2000
Introduces six articles that form this issue's feature section on international higher education. Uses the articles to explore issues of globalization in higher education, including the danger of a global convergence in models of higher education that may poorly serve the needs of different institutions. (EV)
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Planning
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Cohen, Marjorie Griffin – Australian Universities' Review, 2000
Explores how extensions to the General Agreements on Trade in Services (GATS) designed to increase market access of private service providers to industries now in the public sector could affect public higher education. Asserts that these agreements have an alarming potential to limit the role of government in the delivery of public services such…
Descriptors: Educational Economics, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Bain, Olga – Australian Universities' Review, 2000
Examines the evolution of the concept of tuition-charged higher education in Russia from a quasi-tuition model in the form of contract training, to self-financed students in public institutions and full-fee private education. Discusses the pros and cons of the student stipend system and its deterioration. Considers recent tuition-related…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Choice, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Burnett, Ron – Australian Universities' Review, 1998
The context for learning, education, and arts has altered dramatically, as has the cultural environment for educators and those involved in artistic and creative activities. Several crucial developments have transformed the terrain of technology, education, art, and culture, profoundly affecting not only the social and political structure of…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Higher Education, Politics, Social Change
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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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Hodge, Bob – Australian Universities' Review, 1995
The effects of the knowledge revolution on the disciplinary structure of the humanities and social sciences are examined, particularly as they concern pedagogy surrounding the doctoral degree, the highest level of accreditation for university teaching. Potential changes in the doctoral dissertation are discussed in this context. Application of the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Trends, Epistemology
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Turnbull, Paul – Australian Universities' Review, 1996
The origins and current use of H-Net, an online humanities network on the World Wide Web, are examined. H-Net currently sponsors 73 electronic discussion lists that reach subscribers in 68 countries. Discussion groups have not met expectations for scholarly exchange, possibly because of plagiarism and copyright concerns. New ventures include book…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Copyrights, Discussion Groups, Educational Trends
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Spearritt, Peter; Thomas, Julian – Australian Universities' Review, 1996
Practical and policy questions concerning intellectual property are considered in the context of advancing information technology and expanding international exchange of ideas, and specifically as they are or need to be addressed by Australian copyright and patent law. A 1995 discussion paper by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee is…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Networks
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