23 Mar Lots of reasons to be cheerful about international education (for now): HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON There were smiles all round and optimism aplenty when senior government ministers and education leaders met in Canberra for the first meeting of the new Council for International Education late last year. The Brexit- and Trump-fuelled angst gripping highered types in the northern...

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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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09 Nov Securing the future of universities by telling it like it is: HECG Highered Trendwatch

In my previous post I waxed on the importance - and effectiveness - of good storytelling in higher education. Letting your community and stakeholders know what you are doing and why in creative and compelling ways provides great benefits for universities: not just in the...

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14 Oct Is it ‘bizarre’ to think there are too many graduates? HECG Highered Trendwatch

Australia’s Education Minister Simon Birmingham recently made the blindingly obvious observation that most students “first and foremost” go to university in the hope that a degree will secure them a decent job. He followed this up by making the apparently not-so-obvious point that universities might...

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