higher education

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
13 Nov 2017

This report provides an overview of the key issues, identifies the principal challenges and highlights the major policy responses in view of the findings and recommendations from recent research reports funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). It also draws...

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
9 Aug 2017

Introduction

The major expansion in student numbers that followed the introduction of the demand-driven funding system has resulted in more students from equity groups accessing university. Between 2008 and 2015 the number of undergraduate domestic students increased by 34.7 per cent, with most...

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
9 Aug 2017

Introduction

The number of students with disability in Australian higher education have increased rapidly in the last decade, but institutions are often finding it challenging to meet best practice.

Research sponsored by the NCSEHE has uncovered new issues and challenges, as well...

Research report

3 Jul 2017

Abstract

Work Integrated learning (WIL) students are seeking greater levels of support from universities to reflect the personal and financial stresses associated with their participation. Quantitative and qualitative data from surveys and focus groups—including students and administrators—identified the importance of institutional and community...

Research report

3 Jul 2017

Abstract

Enhancing Vocational Education and Training (VET) to higher education pathways and transitions for Indigenous students is important. Dual-sector universities are well positioned to take the lead in strengthening pathways and transitions for Indigenous students by harnessing the opportunities and addressing the challenges...

Research report

29 Jun 2017

Abstract

Completion patterns of cohorts enrolled in Regional University Network (RUN) universities are influenced by the sociocultural, structural and economic implications of equity group membership. This report synthesised prior research on the sociocultural and financial context that students at RUN universities encounter, extending...

Research report

16 May 2017

Abstract

Indigenous students could be better supported in their transition, participation, retention and success in higher education with an increased emphasis on emotional support. This research recommended the supplementation of existing academic support programs with equity strategies that recognise the importance of community...

Research report

31 Mar 2017

Abstract

Career guidance and positive secondary school experiences have a significant bearing on equity students’ propensity to enrol in tertiary education. This report provides new, contemporary Australian evidence on the interrelations between equity group membership­, school experiences and university enrolment in young people...

Research report

24 Mar 2017

This report outlines research from Australia and the UK informing ten 'National Guidelines to Improve Student Outcomes in Online Education'.

Journal article

2 Jan 2017

Rankings in higher education are now common, but do they mean anything? University rankings, while imperfect, serve as a proxy for comparative measures of quality. This paper begins by providing a philosophical and historical profile of the notion of “quality,”

Transcript

28 Oct 2015

In a presentation delivered to the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit on Wednesday 28 October 2015, Mitchell Professorial Fellow Peter Noonan proposes a new model for tertiary education funding in Australia.

In this presentation, Professor Noonan:

explained why Australia needs to consider...

Journal article

19 Oct 2015

Peer mentoring is often considered the single most effective strategy for increasing student retention and student satisfaction. As a consequence, mentoring programs have been implemented at most universities and are an essential feature of best practice transition programs. Yet, the literature is inconsistent regarding what...

Journal article

1 Sep 2015

There is considerable debate both in Australia and internationally about the best way for schools to deliver the thinking skills required for university study and professional work life – skills that are often referred to as “critical thinking".

Research report

26 Aug 2015

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Background This report details the findings from a research project funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) that explores new data tracking student cohorts through the higher education system – from commencement to completion. In a time...

Commentary

Article

25 Mar 2015

Looked at over time and ranked against other OECD countries, public funding of Australian universities is at a record-breaking low

At a conference of university leaders in early 2013, Tony Abbott promised “relative policy stability” in higher education if he became prime minister....

Reports

3 Nov 2014

Chair’s Foreword

I am pleased to introduce AITSL’s second Initial Teacher Education: Data Report. Since we released the first report in May 2013, the debate over the quality and direction of initial teacher education has intensified. The first data report has contributed to the...

Research report

12 Apr 2010

The Australian Institute of Music is in a challenging phase of development. With the resolution of a dispute over the ownership, the organisation is in a process of settling and consolidating. It is with this background that the Australian Universities Quality Agency's Audit Panel has...

Research report

19 Mar 2010

This paper examines whether the expansion of higher education has reduced inequality by providing more opportunities for students from less privileged backgrounds to attend university or further entrenched existing inequalities.

Drawing on Maximally Maintained Inequality theory and Relative Risk Aversion theory, the author uses...

Research report

5 May 2009

Most Australian graduates are enjoying employment success and earning high salaries according to this report.

The 2008 Graduate Pathways Survey was designed to gain information on employment outcomes five years after completing a bachelor degree, how these changed from graduates’ initial outcomes, the pathways...

Research report

17 Dec 2008

Australia is falling behind other countries in performance and investment in higher education. Developed and developing countries alike accept there are strong links between their productivity and the proportion of the population with high-level skills. These countries have concluded that they must invest not only...

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