Thursday, 13 June 2013
Over the past six months I have had enthusiastic and productive
discussions with staff, alumni and the community about the University's
2025 Vision and the NeW Directions planning process.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
So it's that time of year again – the hunt for car parks, queues for
coffee and numbers of anxious students (and staff) looking for their
lecture theatre have grown - more than 9,000 new students have been
welcomed and oriented, research grants have been written and rewritten
by our academics, and the demands of managing core business in a
changing institution loom large for many of our professional staff.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
After sampling the zeitgeist of the Australian higher education sector
at a conference in Sydney in March, a UK Vice-Chancellor wrote in a
piece in the Times Higher Ed titled 'Winter is Coming' that, 'Lucky Australia is feeling a rather British chill in the air'.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
This week we launched the NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015, which sets out exciting strategies to build the University’s performance, reputation and leadership.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
In the past year it appears that an 'accelerant' has been added to the
mix of global factors that are driving change in higher education. In
May, MOOCs – or massive open online courses – emerged on the
international landscape as MIT and Harvard joined forces to launch
‘edX’, which offers courses to both on campus students and to millions
of people around the world for free.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Response to the Grattan Institute report Graduate Winners - Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education