13 mai 2016

Student loan caps must be part of total redesign of vocational funding system

The ConversationBy . In his budget address, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Labor would introduce a cap of $8,000 on student loans for vocational education and training (VET) courses. More...

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Lecturers: encourage your students to enrol and vote in the election

The ConversationBy . University-aged students in Australia are missing from the electoral roll in large numbers.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) recently released data that suggests that 18% of 18-24 year olds are not registered to vote. More...

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Rushed reform benefits no one in the end

The ConversationBy . For students and universities, the 2016-17 budget held few surprises. “Full deregulation” is dead and the budget provided a one year deferral on the cuts to teaching which have not yet passed parliament. More...

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Sudan student protests show how much city planning and design matter

The ConversationBy . Student protests in Sudan usually centre on politics. But something different is driving protests at the country’s historic University of Khartoum in 2016: architecture and heritage. More...

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Universities and the financial sector must work together to plug skills gaps

The ConversationBy . Africa’s CEOs are worried that there aren’t enough skilled professionals on the continent. The financial services sector is particularly hard hit by this shortage. More...

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Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research

The ConversationBy . Universities are a “thousand-year-old industry on the cusp of profound change”. That’s according to a study that explored Australia’s higher education landscape four years ago. More...

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How political interference keeps hurting Africa’s universities

The ConversationBy . Political interference in Africa’s universities is not new. Universities’ governance was seen as “captured” for narrow political rather than academic ends during the 1980s and 1990s. Politics shaped everything: patterns of student access, curriculum content and teaching methods. More...

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Are all black students falling behind?

The ConversationBy .A recent report by The Education Trust, a nonprofit working on educational justice, reveals that while there has been an improvement in graduation rates at four-year public institutions for all students, the improvement is smaller for black students. More...

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Has the library outlived its usefulness in the age of Internet? You’d be surprised

The ConversationBy . U.S. institutions of higher education and U.S. local governments are under extraordinary pressure to cut costs and eliminate from institutional or governmental ledgers any expenses whose absence would cause little or no pain.
In this political climate, academic and public libraries may be in danger. The existence of vast amounts of information – a lot of it free – on the Internet might suggest that the library has outlived its usefulness. More...

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Are income share agreements a good way to pay for college?

The ConversationBy . Millions of Americans are struggling to pay for college. Nearly 10 million students and their families took out almost US$100 billion in student loans from the federal government in the 2014-15 academic year, pushing outstanding student loan debt to more than $1.2 trillion by the end of 2015. More...

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