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Audio program

16 Oct 2017

The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.

The federal government has mounting anxieties about the way Beijing uses student groups to monitor...

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Guide

04 Oct 2017

TEQSA’s Good Practice Note: Addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity is the first in a new series of materials to support and promote quality assurance approaches of providers.

The Good Practice Note provides specific advice in five critical areas including:...

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Working paper

26 Sep 2017

Despite the major increase in university student numbers in recent years there remains a strong negative socio-economic gradient in participation. The main reason for these differences has been shown to be educational factors, including prior attainment, family background and perceptions about...

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Journal article

23 Aug 2017

This article presents a case study in establishing an information literacy instruction and assessment program for first-year university students at the University of Colorado. Rather than presenting assessment data, we document the process in which our department engaged with the student...

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Report

14 Aug 2017

A disproportionate number of children expelled from Victorian government schools have a disability, are in out-of-home care, or identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, according to the Victorian Ombudsman.

The report found significant reform is required to measure exactly how...

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Audio program

07 Aug 2017

There are calls for more training for teachers to help them deal with problematic sexual behaviour in primary schools.

In a recent study, teachers reported students threatening to rape other students, simulating intercourse and...

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01 Aug 2017

At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

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Research report

01 Aug 2017

This paper is a reference tool for those needing to locate specific changes quickly and place them in their chronological context, rather than a definitive history of income support for student in Australia. Schemes providing support for postgraduate students, students who are veterans or the...

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Journal article

12 Jul 2017

What can social media tell us about our patrons? We look at Yik Yak through the lens of library ethnography, suggesting that anonymous social media can reveal not only complaints and commentary about library services and spaces, but also uncover students’ emotional and social experience with...

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05 Jul 2017

Research is fundamental to understanding and addressing the complexities of student equity in higher education. The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) conducts an annual competitive research program, building a solid evidence base to improve access and outcomes for...

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Research report

29 Jun 2017

The vocational education and training sector has an important role to play in the National Innovation and Science Agenda, particularly through the development of skills. This research explores the idea of whether the student placement process — where an individual is placed in a workplace to...

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Other text

26 Jun 2017

There are many factors as to why Pasifika learners are not achieving alongside the rest of their social groups. Some factors may relate to socioeconomics, poverty, barriers to learning, and a school environment not conducive to Pasifika ways of being. School boards govern schools and one of...

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Journal article

22 Jun 2017

Two hundred and twenty-six qualitative interviews with students studying at Australia’s largest online tertiary education organisation, Open Universities Australia (OUA), found that failure to complete assessments due to unexpected and unavoidable employment
commitments was the standout...

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Discussion paper

09 Jun 2017

Introduction

In November 2016 the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham asked the Higher Education Standards Panel (the Panel) to examine:

  •  the trends and factors driving completions and attrition
  •  the adequacy of existing data
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07 Jun 2017

There are eight public universities in Victoria, which control a further 51 entities. We conduct the financial audits of all of these 59 entities. This report outlines the results of, and our observations from, these financial audits for the year ended 31 December 2016. We also discuss the...

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Research report

06 Jun 2017

The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) has provided an opportunity for universities to develop bespoke equity programs which respond to their institutional profile and strategic priorities, but many important outcomes of HEPPP funded work are not currently recognised...

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06 Jun 2017

This publication reports on a Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) study which analysed attrition data for 130 Australian higher education providers.

TEQSA’s study differs from previous research by focusing on institutional characteristics that may be linked to higher...

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02 Jun 2017

School suspension - the temporary removal of a student from school - is one of the most severe responses to student misbehaviour in Australian schools. Evidence suggests school suspension is associated with negative behavioural outcomes in adolescence.

Using data from the International...

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Research report

01 Jun 2017

In Fall 2016, over 6000 students used a Wikipedia-based assignment in lieu of a traditional paper assignment. We conducted a mixed methods research study using surveys and focus groups to study attitudes, context, and skills transfer. Surveys employed a variety of quantitative and qualitative...

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30 May 2017

On 3 June 2015, a Select Committee of the Legislative Council was established to inquire into and report on access to the South Australian education system for students with disabilities, their families, and support networks, including:

a. The experience of students with disabilities,...

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