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French, Sarah; Kennedy, Gregor – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2016
Over the past few years the question of whether the lecture is an effective teaching method has been one of the most heatedly debated topics in the field of higher education. While research on the effectiveness of lectures has been carried out since at least the 1960s, the value of the lecture has been increasingly questioned recently for a number…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Relevance (Education), Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
Bexley, Emmaline; Daroesman, Suzanne; Arkoudis, Sophie; James, Richard – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2013
The aim of the Australian University Student Finances Survey 2012 is to provide an evidence-based understanding of the financial circumstances of the student population in Australia (both international and domestic) through the collection of quantitative data on: access to income support and scholarships, income from paid employment and the impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Income
French, Sarah – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2015
Over the past twenty years, universities have increasingly employed credit-­based modular curriculum structures in an attempt to cater to the needs of more diverse student groups and to allow students greater flexibility and choice in managing their studies. With the increasing pressures placed on Australian universities to better support teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Curriculum Design, Student Needs, Student Diversity
French, Sarah; Kennedy, Gregor – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2015
The idea of "going to university" is integrally tied to the concept of the university campus as a physical place. The campus is both the location in which learning occurs and a place that gives meaning to the learning experience. It is a setting that provides the opportunity for social and intellectual engagement with a scholarly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Educational Environment, Educational History
Baik, Chi; Naylor, Ryan; Arkoudis, Sophie – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2015
This report provides an analysis of trends over a twenty year period in the attitudes and experiences of first year students in Australian universities. It is based on the national survey of first year students undertaken by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at five-yearly intervals since 1994. Dramatic changes have taken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
Palmer, Nigel – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2012
This report summarises findings from a scoping study conducted for the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRCA) by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education. The purpose of the scoping study is to inform the research training activities of Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs). While previous studies have focussed on the outcomes supported…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Research and Development Centers, Institutional Mission, Research
Harris, Kerri-Lee – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2012
Prior to this research little was known about the ways in which people draw upon their science backgrounds. An earlier CSHE [Centre for the Study of Higher Education] study for the ACDS [Australian Council of Deans of Science] examined employment outcomes and confirmed that many science graduates pursue careers outside scientific research. There…
Descriptors: Evidence, Science Education, Measures (Individuals), Graduates
Arkoudis, Sophie; Baik, Chi; Bexley, Emmaline; Doughney, Lachlan – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2014
This report presents the "English Language Proficiency" (ELP) and Employability Framework", which has been designed to inform and support higher education institutions' (HEIs) policies and practices on ELP and graduate employability. The "Framework" was developed through a review of the national and international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Employment Potential
Naylor, Ryan; Baik, Chi; Asmar, Christine; Watty, Kim – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2014
Feedback is an essential part of learning in any context. Timely, detailed feedback, whether delivered formally or informally, helps people learn more effectively by providing a clear sense of where they are and what they have to do to improve. In the university context, feedback assists students in developing mastery of their disciplines and more…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Prompting, Guidelines, Foreign Countries
Pearce, Jon; Kennedy, Gregor – Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2014
The "Learning and Teaching Initiative Grants" scheme has funded about 120 projects with an "eLearning" focus during the past three years. Project leaders from twenty-nine completed 2012/2013 projects were interviewed with an aim of ascertaining innovative ideas that were successful, and unsuccessful, and exploring ways in which…
Descriptors: Grants, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Computer Uses in Education
Palmer, Nigel; Bexley, Emmaline; James, Richard – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2011
A range of imperatives underpin university selection practices. These include demonstrating merit based on prior academic achievement and supporting successful graduate outcomes in the professions and in broader fields of endeavour. They also include improving diversity of participation and equality of educational opportunity. Selection for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Applicants, Student Characteristics
Bexley, Emmaline; James, Richard; Arkoudis, Sophie – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2011
Australia has an ageing academic workforce and the nation's capacity to refresh, build and maintain this workforce during a period of expansion in tertiary education participation needs urgent consideration. To inform possible strategies to recruit and retain academic staff, this study investigates the current attitudes of the academic profession…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Supply and Demand
Leihy, Peodair; Salazar, Jose – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2011
Education for sustainability (EfS) refers to education that builds the knowledge, skills and dispositions for living sustainably. It is bringing sustainability--for some time a prominent concern within higher education--firmly within the fold of teaching and learning, a key aspect of universities' core business. Is EfS an unstoppable juggernaut in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Agencies, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
Radloff, Ali; Coates, Hamish; James, Richard; Krause, Kerri-Lee – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2011
In 2011, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) commissioned a Consortium led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and including the University of Melbourne's Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) and the Griffith Institute for Higher Education (GIHE) to develop an instrument and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Test Construction, Measures (Individuals)
Edwards, Daniel; Bexley, Emmaline; Richardson, Sarah – Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 2010
This report is the culmination of a project carried out for the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE). The main findings of this report are based on the outcomes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Masters Programs
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