Monthly Archives: August 2013

Teaching tally: Fear over drive to list credentials

State puts weight behind teaching qualification data |  Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | 29 August 2013

Academics fear thin end of wedge on teaching qualifications

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Coalition all smiles as signs point to record recruitment

Coalition all smiles as signs point to record recruitment | By Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | 22 August 2013

High fees prove no object to demand, but student standards may invite scrutiny

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Hold bad news about grades until after NSS

Hold bad news about grades until after NSS | Jack Grove | 15 August 2013

Institutions consider a ‘range of strategies’ to win favourable scores from students. University managers have looked to delay the release of coursework marks to avoid upsetting undergraduates before they fill in their National Student Survey forms, an academic study has revealed

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Stop treating us as a bastard child: sector appeals to next government

Stop treating us as a bastard child: sector appeals to next government |  JULIE HARE AND BERNARD LANE | The Australian Higher Education | 14 August, 2013

INTERNATIONAL education is treated like the bastard child of Australia’s export industry with no political ownership, fractured policymaking, marketing and promotion, and an almost wilful disregard for the changing realities of the market. In a strongly worded communique out today, a coalition of education groups has called on the next government to implement a high-level ministerial council, as recommended in the recent Chaney report.

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REF non-submission may have consequences, Leicester warns

REF non-submission may have consequences, Leicester warns | Paul Jump | 8 August 2013

University denies reneging on promise not to penalise staff over issue. Fears that academics who are not submitted to the research excellence framework will be penalised by their institutions have been heightened by an alleged U-turn at the University of Leicester.

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Student workloads compared and contrasted

Student workloads compared and contrasted  |  David Matthews | 1 August 2013

Studying long and hard: a survey of students’ workloads revealed big variations between institutionsConcerns about the equivalence of degree standards have been heightened by a Times Higher Education analysis that shows large variations in student workloads between and within university mission groups.

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