Leadership

23 Mar New push to gender equity

By DAVID MYTON Kerri-Lee Krause and Marcia Devlin were just a little apprehensive at the recent Universities Australia conference. As co-chairs of the Universities Australia Executive Women Group (UAEW), they had organised a lunch at which they would launch new best practice recruitment guidelines aimed at boosting the number of women in senior executive...

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10 Dec In conversation with Shirley Alexander

By DAVID MYTONAt the Universities Australia conference earlier this year the learned audience paid rapt attention as former US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich painted a dystopian picture of new technologies and global trends driving “shock and uncertainty” in the wake of the unfolding digital revolution.In the audience was Professor Shirley Alexander,...

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20 Mar Why universities may be failing to promote the best academic leaders: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON Academic leaders in Australia are usually recruited and promoted without a full assessment of their interpersonal skills and strategic and operational competence according to a paper in the NTEU’s latest Australian Universities’ Review. And current university recruitment and promotion procedures have not yet found...

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