Monthly Archives: June 2013

OECD: opening the market door will prove costly | News | Times Higher Education

OECD: opening the market door will prove costly |  John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 27 June 2013

US-style charges await in unregulated system, education expert warns. “Totally unreasonable” US tutition fees offer a stark working about what happens when higher education is left entirely to the market, so England should maintain state regulation of its system, according to the OCED’s most senior education expert.

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Student choice goes to town

Student choice goes to town | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 26 June, 2013

THE uncapping of student places is producing winners and losers as regional and outer metropolitan universities struggle to attract applications, with school leavers flocking to inner-city campuses, new analysis reveals. Demand for places at five universities went backwards between 2009 and 2012, while eight saw applications increase by 20 per cent or more.

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A standardized test to identify jerks

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Medical transfusion won’t save BIS from further bleeding

Medical transfusion won’t save BIS from further bleeding | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 20 June 2013

Cuts to widening participation funds anticipated to meet spending review targets

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Failed student sues for refund

Failed student sues for refund | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 19 June, 2013

A DISGRUNTLED student who failed a unit in his business degree is attempting to have his $969 HECS bill refunded.Christopher Miller, a former student at Southern Cross University’s Tweed Heads campus, says the unit in global marketing was so “educationally defective” in its assessment design that “the marks and grades given to the students cannot be validated and are a nonsense”.

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Gender gap in number of female professors

Gender gap in number of female professors | Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | 13 June 2013

Just one in 10 at the grade is female at some institutions, Hesa shows

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Bounced Around

Bounced Around  | Brad Wolverton | Chronicle of Higher Education | 7 June, 2013

After 12 coaching jobs in 16 years, Elwyn McRoy takes one last shot

On a crisp fall morning three years ago, the engines on Iowa State University’s eight-seat private plane spun to life.

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Graduate earnings by institution: ‘dangerous’ data?

Graduate earnings by institution: ‘dangerous’ data?  | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 6 June 2013

Minister and BIS take close interest in study with enormous policy implications.

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