Tag Archives: Government regulation

Southern Cross University may have broken the rules

Southern Cross University may have broken the rules | Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 02 May, 2012

SOUTHERN Cross University could be at risk of deregistration after irregularities in admissions and assessment in at least two offshore programs may have breached three provider standards under the new national regulator.


One quango to rule them all?

One quango to rule them all? | Simon Baker | Times Higher Education | 22 December 2011

Government plans for the Higher Education Funding Council for England are ringing alarm bells across the sector. Can it really become a consumer protection body and fund universities without conflicts of interest? And would Hefce’s expanding remit further erode institutional autonomy? Simon Baker surveys an uncertain future


Plans for Hefce hegemony spark sector fears

Plans for Hefce hegemony spark sector fears | Simon Baker | Times Higher Education | 11 August 2011

Critics claim proposals could threaten autonomy and may lead to opt-outs. Plans to hand greater power and responsibility to the English funding council are a “death warrant” for the self-regulation of higher education and could persuade universities to opt out of the state-funded system.


Risk-based approach to regulation

Risk-based approach to regulation | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 23 February, 2011

KEY legislation to establish the new tertiary education watchdog has adopted three principles to set up a risk-based approach.The principles are aimed at allaying fears among universities that they face a regulatory crackdown and burdensome red tape. It follows strong lobbying from the sector for a risk-based approach to be made explicit.