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Higher education

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Post-secondary education
Universities and colleges study and teaching
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Report

Forgetting the past: how post-modernist theory has replaced history in Australian universities in 2022

This report contains the systematic review of 791 history subjects offered across 35 Australian universities in 2022. It is an update of the IPA’s 2017 report - 'The rise of identity politics: an audit of history teaching at Australian universities in 2017.'
Working paper

Digital higher education: emerging quality standards, practices and supports

Public authorities across the OECD have started to reflect on how to embed the quality assurance (QA) of digital education into their existing QA frameworks for higher education. This working paper aims to assist policy-makers as they seek to adapt their higher education QA systems...
Report

Australia’s Asia education imperative: trends in the study of Asia and pathways for the future

This report focuses on trends in the promotion of Asia literacy in Australian universities from 2000 to 2022, outlining both achievements and challenges.
Report

Discovery of published information by early-career science faculty

This report is part of collaborative work done by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Washington to understand the role of libraries in supporting research productivity in their institutions.
Working paper

Fostering creativity and critical thinking in university teaching and learning: considerations for academics and their professional learning

Developed as one of the resources within the context of an OECD/Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) ERI project, this paper focuses on ways in which students’ creativity and critical thinking can be fostered in higher education by contextualising such efforts within the broader...
Report

The Project Information Literacy retrospective

The findings in this publication detail the challenges that students experience when interacting with information for college courses, in everyday life, and the workplace. The recommendations put empirical research into the hands of frontline educators, who may use them to inform everyday practice in teaching...
Report

5-year Productivity Inquiry: from learning to growth - interim report

As part of its 5-year Productivity Inquiry, the Productivity Commission has released this interim report outlining potential opportunities to improve Australia’s school and tertiary education systems.
Survey

The state of free speech in UK universities: what students and the public think

This research, by the Policy Institute at King’s College London, is based on two new representative surveys of UK university students. The study reveals two main patterns – firstly, that the large majority of university students in the UK think their universities are protecting their...
Report

Achieving financial sustainability in times of uncertainty

The ability to plan and execute revenue diversification effectively is a critical tool for Australian universities. This report map the drivers that create the requirement for a systematic approach to revenue diversification. These range from universities’ rising operational costs, the unlikelihood of increased government funding...
Report

The viewpoint diversity crisis at Canadian universities: political homogeneity, self-censorship, and threats to academic freedom

The study, based on a survey of professors and members of the public, reveals that Canadian universities are political monoliths whose lack of viewpoint diversity contributes to serious problems on campus. Professors, especially the 9 percent of conservative professors whose views differ from the overwhelmingly...
Report

VET and higher education pathways – do outcomes differ for the same occupation?

This report explores occupations that can be entered into via either a vocational education and training pathway or a higher education pathway. It examines whether these individuals do the same job tasks and roles, if there are differences in how well the qualifications prepare them...
Guide

Higher education research commercialisation intellectual property framework: practical guide

This guide is a resource for those undertaking transactions between universities and industry partners. The guide is based on Australian and international best practice, and draws upon guidance published by a wide range of trusted, publicly-available resources.
Report

Ithaka S+R US faculty survey 2021

The Ithaka S+R 'US Faculty Survey 2021' has been designed to track critical trends in higher education over time, while also including new questions and thematic areas to address newly emerging trends in the field. This report outlines the survey findings.
Report

Tertiary student finances under COVID-19

Tertiary education students have three main sources of financial support ­– their families, the labour market and government payments. This paper explores how COVID-19 affected these sources of student finance.
Report

At the crossroads: what is the post-COVID future of Australia’s public universities?

This report analyses the current worrying state of Australia’s higher education sector based on current funding and policy trends, and provides an ambitious national vision for higher education that re-aligns the sector with its public service mission.
Journal article

Does gratitude ensure workplace happiness among university teachers? Examining the role of social and psychological capital and spiritual climate

The study examines the necessity and sufficiency of gratitude for supporting workplace happiness among Indian university teachers. It also explores the mediating effect of psychological capital and social capital in the relationship between gratitude and workplace happiness. The moderating effect of spiritual climate is investigated...

Report

Interrogating relationships between student support initiatives and Indigenous student progression

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students are enrolling in university degrees at historically high rates. However, the majority of these students are not completing their qualifications. This research investigates the enrolment-completion gap and questioned what supports are available to Indigenous undergraduate students, and how...
Policy

Free education for life

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on education in Australia.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector

This inquiry report makes 27 recommendations to address the serious threats posed by foreign interference to Australia's most critical research institutions. The recommendations are targeted at securing sensitive, taxpayer-funded research and protecting student safety on campus.
Strategy

Universities Australia Indigenous strategy 2022-25

Supporting the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in and through university is the objective of this Universities Australia strategy document.