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The campus is dead: long live the campus?

The Conversation     |      7 March 2014

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Virtual communities can provide an alternative to the on-campus experience but, as yet, there is little evidence to suggest that virtual engagement with peers and with content matter experts can provide the same benefits as being immersed in the intellectual culture on campus, writes Jason Lodge of Griffith University. 925 more words

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Dual sector unis ‘happy to ditch TAFE label’

The Australian | 5 March 2014

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It appears Victoria’s four dual-sector universities have quietly dumped their TAFE status and the burden of state government reporting that went with it. 257 more words

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Stirring and shaking Australia's tertiary sector – and the economy

26 February 2014

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In her address to the National Press Club, one of the set pieces of the annual Universities Australia Conference, UA chair Sandra Harding   noted what a bizarre year 2013 was with five ministers and multiple policy gyrations. 4,513 more words

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UWS launches inter-disciplinary program "shaping future leaders"

UWS News Centre | 26 February 2014

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The University of Western Sydney has launched The Academy  which has an emphasis on student volunteering, ethical leadership and creating a new generation of ‘citizen scholars’. 287 more words

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LH Martin Insights

LH Martin Institute    |    28 February 2014

World University Rankings pivotal to universities’ international standing

by Professor Roy Crawford

Universities have a love-hate relationship with world university rankings – they are positive about them when they do well, much less so when they experience a decline. 313 more words

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RMIT dumps the TAFE brand

24 February 2014

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RMIT vice-chancellor Margaret Gardner has announced that RMIT is availing itself of recent changes in Victorian government legislation to dump its standing as an institute of technical and further education – a public TAFE. 443 more words

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There goes the "T": RMIT drops the TAFE brand

24 February 2014

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RMIT has announced that it is renouncing the TAFE brand and is now styling itself as a provider of vocational education.  In this notice to staff, vice-chancellor Margaret Gardener explains the rationale for the change. 606 more words

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