26 août 2018

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it (AUR 60 02)

The image of the successful manager in Australia has traditionally been of ‘the happy-go-lucky good-looking bloke with a bit of jaunty bravado, good sportsmanship, mateship and loyalty’. It is an enduring image that nevertheless is now out of step with the realities of the current Australian workplace and effective leadership. More...

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Salary diversity: Australian universities and their general staff (AUR 60 02)

This statistical note updates earlier work on the salaries paid to general staff working at Australia's public universities, and the levels at which universities classify those staff. In 2017, higher proportions of general staff in more senior grades could be found at the University of Technology Sydney, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the University of Canberra, and Monash and Macquarie Universities. More...

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The benefits & drawbacks of transnational higher education: Myths and realities (AUR 60 02)

The purpose of this article is to analyse some of the key ongoing debates in transnational higher education (TNHE). First, we discuss a selection of the claimed benefits and drawbacks of TNHE for home and host country stakeholders (students, governments and institutions), and then we suggest alternative realities, for which there appears to be evidence in practice. More...

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History revisited: The system before Dawkins (AUR 60 02)

The now defunct CAE system was (on the best interpretation) widely misunderstood within much of the university sector or (on the worst) deliberately misrepresented to defend a privileged position. That confusion (putting it politely) continues to this day with even those too young to have been in the sector in the 1980s criticising John Dawkins for dismantling a reasonably well-functioning binary system. More...

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Mind the cap? Postgraduate coursework degrees and tuition fees in Australia (AUR 60 02)

There has been substantial growth in postgraduate coursework study in Australia since moves towards deregulation began in the early 1990s. This growth in postgraduate coursework education has brought benefits for both institutions and individuals. However, in a deregulated fee environment these benefits now risk being outweighed by the mounting costs of education for those who wish to improve their qualifications. More...

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Research with former refugees: Moving towards an ethics in practice (AUR 60 02)

Research into issues relating to people from refugee backgrounds has proliferated in line with the explosion in the numbers of people seeking refuge globally. In this think piece, we reflect on what it means to research with former refugees in contexts of resettlement in an academic and social climate dominated by audit culture and austerity politics. Drawing on an interdisciplinary literature and existing institutional ethics standards, we discuss key, often unaddressed, ethical issues which manifest throughout research processes of recruitment, data collection and dissemination. More...

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Media Release: Bluestocking Week highlights barriers still to women’s equality

Women now constitute almost 60% of successful undergraduate and postgraduate course completions, yet gender segregation across educational fields remains stark. According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), women’s representation in male-dominated fields has actually declined since 2001, particularly in information technology, while the proportion of men in the female-dominated fields of education and health remains largely unchanged. More...

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Women Change the Rules

Since 2012, Bluestocking Week has been making space to focus on women in higher education. During this week, we organise events and actions to draw attention to women’s achievements, but also to continue campaigning for all women’s rights to equity and justice. More...

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The Flood of Insecure Employment

This report shows that the considerable increase in use of insecure forms of employment (people employed as casuals or on limited term contracts) have been sustained in recent years. The rising tide of insecure employment experienced between 2004 and 2012 has not subsided and our universities are now inundated with people without ongoing permanent jobs. More...

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'Wear it Purple' Day, Friday 31 August

The day began after American university student Tyler Clemeti jumped to his death from a bridge in 2010 after being 'outed' by his roommate. A webcam recording of Tyler and another male student was shared without his knowledge or consent.
Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and intersexism is happening in universities. Stand with NTEU and 'Wear it Purple' August 31. #wearitpurple. More...

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