29 juillet 2015

Equivalence of Professional Experience to Academic Qualifications: TEQSA Guidance Note

By Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office). Clause 4.2 of Provider Course Accreditation Standards of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2011 requires that providers ensure that academic staff “are appropriately qualified in the relevant discipline for their level of teaching (qualified to at least one AQF qualification level higher than the course of study being taught or with equivalent professional experience)”.
A number of universities have been selectively ignoring or interpreting the “equivalent professional experience” part of this clause and attempting to dismiss staff on the basis that they do not have a qualification one AQF level higher than the course in which they are teaching, despite in a number of cases having successfully taught in those courses for many years). More...

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Welcome Back to the Higher Education Report

By Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office). After a five year absence, the NTEU welcomes the return the Department of Education’s Higher Education Report 2011-13.  This is long overdue with the last Higher Education Report related to 2010.
The Higher Education Reports are important because they provide a detailed breakdown of student load and public funding of higher education by program and by institution. More...

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Plans to deregulate university funding suffer another fatal blow in the Senate today

By Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office). The prospect of the government’s ambitions to deregulate higher education and open up Commonwealth funding to non-university higher education providers suffered another blow in the Senate today when a motion, moved by Senators Wang (WA), Day (SA) and Leyonhjelm (NSW), to extend Commonwealth funding to not-for-profit private higher education providers (see below), failed to pass the Senate. More...

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Inscrivez-vous au programme 'Leading Globally Engaged Universities' (LGEU)

Il reste encore quelques places pour participer au nouveau programme de l'AIU pour le développement professionnel des chefs d'établissements d'enseignement supérieur. Intitulé Leading Globally Engaged Universities, le programme offre à de hauts représentants d'universités une occasion unique de partager et étendre leur expérience avec des pairs du monde entier. Inscrivez-vous à la première session qui se déroulera au sein de l’Université de Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie), du 15 au 20 novembre 2015.

Pour plus d'informations : Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) Brochure in PDF. Voir l'article...

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Sign up for Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) programme

One or two slots remain open for IAU’s new professional development programme for higher education leaders. Entitled Leading Globally Engaged Universities the programme offers a unique peer-to-peer learning opportunity to senior representatives of universities from around the world. Sign up for inaugural session to take place in Kuala Lumpur from 15-20 November, 2015.

For complete information see: Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) Brochure in PDF. More...

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Delivering opportunities for students and maximising their success: Evidence for policy and practice 2015-2020

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"This report examines the success of the higher education system to date in securing increased access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and for disabled students, and in driving down the number of students that withdraw early from their studies. It also highlights the findings from a suite of independent research reports that have also been published in July. More...

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Understanding provision for students with mental health problems and intensive support needs

Résultat de recherche d'images pour This report, written by the Institution of Employment Studies, focuses on understanding provision for students with mental health problems and intensive support needs. It sits alongside our report on support for students with specific learning difficulties. More...

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Open access in the next Research Excellence Framework: policy adjustments and qualifications

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"In March 2014, the UK HE funding bodies announced a new policy for open access (OA) in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The policy has received wide support from the research community, and institutions are now fully engaged in implementing this in time for the start date (1 April 2016). Work undertaken so far by institutions has revealed a number of challenges around implementation of the policy, which we are now responding to. These challenges invite flexibility; this letter sets out details of a number of adjustments and qualifications to the policy that we believe will support institutions to make meaningful progress towards delivering open access in a sensible and realistic manner. The policy documentation has been updated to reflect these adjustments and qualifications. More...

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HEFCE announces drive to ensure students from diverse backgrounds succeed in higher education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"Record levels of people from lower-income families are now entering higher education. Similarly, the numbers of students with disabilities, and from black or ethnic minority groups, are continuing to increase. However, these groups still underachieve in terms of degree results, progression into further study and graduate-level employment. More...

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Call for Contract Agents

Reserve lists for a pool of contract agents.
The Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) is setting up a reserve list of contractual agents (CA). More...

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