12 Jul Universities get set to clear up admissions standards: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON Australia’s universities will be extra busy these next few months as they get down to work on developing new transparent and consistent student admissions requirements due to be put in place and operating from August onwards. They will be working from a new admissions transparency...

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05 Jul New teaching excellence ranking gives the sector a shake: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON Some of England’s elite universities found themselves in an unusually awkward position recently having flunked out badly in a new ranking system that seeks to measure teaching excellence. University executives, hitherto used to modestly accepting the acclaims of greatness and prestige bestowed upon them...

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21 Jun Are universities failing to support women’s career aspirations? HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON It’s been a heady time for highered policy wonks and number crunchers in England with the release recently of the new Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data. LEO is particularly interesting because it links tax data to education records, offering a new insight into how university graduates...

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17 May Yes, universities can really boost their local communities: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON Professor Ellen Hazelkorn’s argument that many higher education institutions have disengaged themselves from their local communities (see my previous HECG Trendwatch) has been challenged this week by Universities Australia. In its latest newsletter UA says Australia’s higher education sector is globally oriented but also has...

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