26 août 2018

Media Release: NTEU rejects UWA VC’s position on transphobic speech

In a statement to NTEU members at The University of Western Australia today, Acting UWA Branch President Dr. Sanna Peden expressed disappointment with the decision by UWA VC Professor Dawn Freshwater and Chancellor Dr. Robert French to allow a speech by a homophobic and transphobic lobby group to take place at the University. More...

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Reflections on 25 Years of Higher Education Unionism

On the occasion of the 25th anniversaries of Education International and the National Tertiary Education Union,today NTEU is hosting a symposium will reflect upon the growth and achievements of higher education unions over the past 25 years and identify the challenges for the next 25 years. More...

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Statement from Australian academics urging the Government of Bangladesh to free RMIT University Adjunct Professor Shahidul Alam

We, the undersigned academic and professional staff from Australian universities, condemn the detention, alleged torture, and proposed prosecution of our colleague and RMIT Adjunct Professor Dr Shahidul Alam. We also condemn the recent violence against peaceful student protesters, and journalists covering these protests. More...

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A historical overview of responses to Indigenous higher education policy in the NT: Progress or procrastination? (AUR 60 02)

The number of Indigenous people enrolling in and completing higher education courses in the Northern Territory slowly continues to climb. Since the first policies supporting the Australian Government's self-determination policy that encompassed training of Indigenous teachers in the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education have played vital roles in increasing opportunities for Indigenous people to participate and succeed in higher education across all industries. More...

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Research workloads in Australian universities (AUR 60 02)

This article provides insight into the nature of research workload allocation for Australian academics. It explores the distinction between research performance and research workload allocation. Research performance can be judged at an institutional level, a work group level or an individual level. The process by which an institution's research performance is judged is not necessarily suitable at the level of the individual academic. More...

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Wish you were here: Academic supervision of international professional experience (AUR 60 02)

International professional experiences have long been esteemed by universities and pre-service teachers alike. This paper analyses the experiences of six academics who have supervised Australian pre-service teachers undertaking international professional experience (PE), with a view to better understanding the problems and prospects that they encounter during their overseas supervision. More...

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Media Release: NTEU condemns government for slugging struggling students with earlier HELP repayments

Current and future generations of university graduates have been dealt another big blow with the passage of the government’s Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Bill 2018 through the Senate yesterday, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) said today. More...

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‘With gods on the side…’ (misheard lyric, Bob Dylan) (AUR 60 02)

This volume’s primary focus is the role of religious organisations in the provision of primary and secondary school education around the world. The main discussion points concern how and why the many education systems run by religious bodies operate worldwide, what they provide for their communities and how they interact with government education policies, practices and school systems. More...

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POP goes the weasel? (AUR 60 02)

Rather than publish or perish, I remain of the view that what is not published will perish and it is beholden on academics involved in research to publish their work in reputable journals, subject to review by their peers. To finish with a cliché, let us not throw the baby out with the bath water or even worse, keep the bathwater and throw out the baby. More...

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The impending disruption of Australian higher education (AUR 60 02)

The book begins with a Prologue which provides an introduction and sets the scene for the ideas introduced in subsequent chapters. Following this, Chapter 1, End of the Line?, explains how universities everywhere face imminent disruption. The chapter provides some notable examples of how established industries were supplanted by what Schumpeter called creative destruction. It also accounts for how higher education worldwide is being transformed through new technologies and entrepreneurial activities. More...

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