Higher Education

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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07 Oct When innovation in highered means getting the students involved: HECG Trendwatch

An interesting view on innovation in higher education came recently from Fernando León Garcia, president of the CETYS University system in Mexico, which hosted an International Seminar on Innovation in Higher Education. “It’s about how you teach, how you develop a person, and if you do it differently,...

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