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Journal article

25 Oct 2017

INTRODUCTION 

Graduate students sometimes express consternation about whether the presence of their dissertation in an open access institutional repository (IR) will harm their chances of being able to publish the manuscript as a book. Several studies have addressed the question from...

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23 Oct 2017

This research summary brings together the key findings from two research projects looking at the aspirations, intentions and choice of students considering vocational education and training. The research investigated student’s post school career and education aspirations, the drivers influencing...

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Research report

23 Oct 2017

This study explores students’ post-school aspirations for vocational education and training (VET). It is evident from searching the literature that there has been no substantive study investigating interest in VET among both primary and secondary school students. In recognition of the evidence...

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Research report

23 Oct 2017

This research offers insights into the options available to individuals as they navigate the VET market. Importantly, this study directly represents the voice of students, asking how their choices were made and whether their choice was sufficiently ‘informed’. The student voice is contrasted...

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Website

23 Oct 2017

The UK-SCL is an open access policy mechanism which ensures researchers can retain re-use rights in their own work, they retain copyright and they retain the freedom to publish in the journal of their choice.

Re-use rights retention enables early public communication of research...

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19 Oct 2017

Research information management (RIM) is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research and is emerging as an area of increasing interest and relevance in many university libraries. RIM intersects with many aspects of traditional library services in discovery,...

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17 Oct 2017

The main findings of this audit reveals that history has shifted away from the study of significant historical events and periods to a view of the past seen through the narrow lens of class, gender and race.

This research demonstrates what we have long known; that in general, the...

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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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Research report

14 Oct 2017

In this report, education policy analyst, Blaise Joseph, outlines the importance of school investments being evidence-based and cost-effective, and proposes three key investments with the potential to significantly improve Australia's lagging student literacy and numeracy results:

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Research report

13 Oct 2017

This report examines the group of young people aged 15–24 that are not engaged in education, employment or training (NEET). In particular, it examines those who are NEET for six or more months consecutively, known here as persistently NEET. Using data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian...

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Audio interview

12 Oct 2017

Foreign students are required to sit the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas students before moving onto university studies, but standards have been low and enforcement lax.

From next year, students will have to pass an English test before they can start an Australian degree...

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Discussion paper

10 Oct 2017

As part of the higher education reforms announced in the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government will extend the demand driven funding system to approved higher education sub bachelor (diploma, advanced diploma, and associate degree) courses at Table A universities from 1 January 2018.

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10 Oct 2017

This summary highlights key findings from research which examined different aspects of employer-supported training.  It focuses largely on the technical report Employer-supported training in Australia: participation, demand and supply which...

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06 Oct 2017

In Operation Ord and Operation Dunham, IBAC identified systemic failings that were exploited by the actions of a few individuals....

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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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Report

02 Oct 2017

In 2016 SCONUL established a Leadership Task and Finish Group to develop a range of initiatives to enhance the collective leadership capacity across SCONUL and to support individuals and groups of staff in member institutions in their leadership development. 

At an early stage of this...

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Journal article

02 Oct 2017

Running a business has its risks, especially as many fail in their early years of operation. The question as to which stakeholders associated with the business bear the loss is an important issue, which will largely depend on the business structure used. Accountants play a central role in the...

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Journal article

01 Oct 2017

Background

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of Australian general practitioners (GPs) with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) about their choice to abandon or pursue an academic career.

Methods

A qualitative study of 18 GPs (...

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