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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

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Macquarie University facing looming China crisis Students want a career in academe Generalist degrees broaden young minds TAFE to follow American community college learning path Shift to broader ranking system New standards agency loosens grip of states As universities expand students or the state will pay more for higher education Record number of Australian students at university Resignations at top of OUSA JCU: just watch as we grow Ballarat university enrolments skyrocket ANU students crammed in Interview with Steven Joyce - transcript New breed of entrepreneurs turn profits to social ends Student ranks swell by 50,000 Education and aspiration keys to membership of an open society Growth in uni places good for economy, says Labor Uni student numbers on the rise Funding needs a long-term solution: Glyn Davis Private providers lift their load Forecast for fewer qualified students Press Release: Student Volunteer Army’s mission to Japan International Recognition Of Student Volunteer Army Demonstrates Power Of Students Broadsides: Student loans (Jacinda Ardern, Nikki Kaye) Sydney's skint but smart set: how students survive below the poverty line Wollongong imports British vice-chancellor Ian Chubb will be a chief scientist hard to ignore Unis reject state role in TEQSA Vice-chancellors cool on research paper Research won't get funding boost Student loan changes 'pick on the elderly' Social media: Uncovering opportunities for higher education Australian Universities Take Steps to Increase Numbers of Indigenous Students and Academics Endeavour Awards provide life changing opportunities Uni report adds to scrutiny on Behrendt Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Tertiary Minister, Steven Joyce Closing the gap in Indigenous higher education Australian Scholarships Foundation National Survey of Young Australians Building Partnerships between Government & Not-For-Profits Conference Doctor dream at a nightmare $230,000 A higher degree of opportunity coming soon Students facing tougher entry to teaching degrees Students key agents of change in inner city apartment market Research Conference 2011: Indigenous Education: Pathways to success Sydney ditches other unis to snare best medical students Universities' value to economy 'overlooked and underrated' TEQSA statute vulnerable to High Court challenge Information overload or creative knowledge? Flight from private providers has big cost Soft marking net may be cast wider TAFE diplomas losing their vocation Brave decisions required Unis looking to admit all schools' top pupils

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Are we too clever for our own good? Australia pioneers portal for sustainability on campus Australian Universities Take Steps to Increase Numbers of Indigenous Students and Academics South Australia plans SARDI and Adelaide University merger The trouble with homes away from home Bernard Salt to deliver inaugural Chancellor's Lecture Unis call for big boost in funding Chifley Young Leaders Awards announced Otago Polytechnic eyes term changes Combined international education agency to boost (NZ) sector Base funding review in sights Paper 'blames students' over visa influx Australian Technology Network calls for paid interns ERA prompts focus on teaching UWA hits paydirt with mining boom Business ideas have great value Razor gang eyed university indexation Melbourne urges fee umpire to take heat out of debate Glyn Davis calls for uni funding shake-up National Youth Week kicks off across Australia No place for People and Place Companies must support and guide education sector Too early to reconsider student cap Roy: The Moral Issue Of Interest-Free Student Loans La Trobe's Johnson goes west Higher education news resources from ACUMA Incorporated

Macquarie University facing looming China crisis The Australian April 27 2011 MACQUARIE University vice-chancellor Steven Schwartz has admitted his institution will face a funding crisis next year if forecasts for falling Chinese student enrolments are accurate. Immigration officials have signalled visa applications from China are down 20 per cent, but education industry insiders believe the slump could be even more severe.... Full article: http://goo.gl/hN8my Students want a career in academe The Australian April 27 2011 FEARS that Australia won't be able to replenish its academic and research workforce may be contradicted in a yet-to-be released government report. But while the National Research Student Survey, obtained in draft form by the HES, shows more than half of those surveyed plan to pursue such a career, it also reveals 40 per cent expect to do so overseas.... Full article: http://goo.gl/jkTxF

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

Generalist degrees broaden young minds The Australian April 27 2011 NEXT year the University of Western Australia moves to a new model of education. It is similar to the American model, which requires students to complete a generalist undergraduate degree before specialising with a postgraduate degree in fields such as medicine, law and engineering.... Full article: http://goo.gl/gFSGd TAFE to follow American community college learning path The Australian April 27 2011 TAFE NSW is to offer two-year associate degrees with guaranteed articulation into university where a full degree will be conferred after further two years' study.... Full article: http://goo.gl/ospau Shift to broader ranking system The Australian April 27 2011 SEVEN Australian universities are trialling a new international rankings system that aims to broaden the criteria on which institutions are judged beyond traditional research metrics. Attracted by the search for diversification, the Australians are also keen to identify universities similar.... Full article: http://goo.gl/hnjFc New standards agency loosens grip of states The Australian April 27 2011 UNDER the Constitution, responsibility for education resides with the states. And so it was that the states were the primary funders of higher education until 1975, when the Whitlam government negotiated the transfer of funding responsibility for higher education to the commonwealth.... Full article: http://goo.gl/1Llhb As universities expand students or the state will pay more for higher education The Australian April 26 2011 Either the state or students will bear the cost of expanding university systems, the incoming vice chancellor of the University of Wollongong has warned as English students face a near 300 per cent in the cost of many courses from next year.... ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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Full article: http://goo.gl/FHlUy Record number of Australian students at university Media release: Senator the Hon Christopher Evans April 23 2011 More Australian students than ever before have the opportunity of a university education as a result of the Government’s landmark higher education reforms. The Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, today welcomed data showing.... Full article: http://goo.gl/TSzZM Resignations at top of OUSA Otago Daily Times April 26 2011 Uncertainty over the future has forced the Otago University Students Association (OUSA) to bring in a business consultant to plug the gap left by the resignation of its general manager.... Full article: http://goo.gl/TaFPI JCU: just watch as we grow The Cairns Post April 25 2011 JAMES Cook University has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing regional universities in Australia and it won't be slowing down any time soon. Minister for Tertiary Education Chris Evans has released new figures showing that enrolments in regional universities are on the rise.... Full article: http://goo.gl/vcxYN Ballarat university enrolments skyrocket The Courier April 24 2011 STUDENT numbers at Ballarat universities are growing faster than most universities in Australia. New data released by the federal government shows student enrolment in Ballarat has increased in recent years, which is in line with the rest of the nation.... Full article: http://goo.gl/YtxJG ANU students crammed in The Canberra Times April 24 2011 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

AUSTRALIAN National University students say they are living in cramped rooms and pay too much for parking. Some of the rooms appear no bigger than ACT jail cells. Cash-strapped students at UniGardens claim they are being slugged $50 a week for parking costs, $5 per wash in laundry charges and endure unsatisfactory living conditions. They have been given bus passes to travel the 6km from Belconnen to campus.... Full article: http://goo.gl/A9Emx Interview with Steven Joyce - transcript ONE News, New Zealand April 17 2011 PAUL Thank you for coming on. STEVEN JOYCE - Tertiary Education Minister Not a problem. PAUL Is National committed to interest-free student loans? MR JOYCE Yes, we are. We believe we can actually do a heck of a lot better in terms of getting loan repayments and getting the cost of debt down. But we have accepted the political consensus on interestfree student loans.... Full article: http://goo.gl/S3plq New breed of entrepreneurs turn profits to social ends The Sydney Morning Herald April 24 2011 BUSINESS schools took a long hard look at themselves after the global financial crisis. Were they responsible for churning out ready-made ''millionaires by 30'' who caused the mess? Full article: http://goo.gl/IpP1l Student ranks swell by 50,000 The Australian April 23 2011 THE number of domestic students studying at universities has surged by 50,000 in the past two years, a trend the government says will help meet the growing demand for skilled staff.... Full article: http://goo.gl/dD3nU Education and aspiration keys to membership of an open society The Australian April 23 2011 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

LARISSA Behrendt is an Aboriginal success story. Like Barack Obama she is a graduate of Harvard Law, except she gained both masters and a doctorate from the world's most famous law school.... Full article: http://goo.gl/qWxU0 Growth in uni places good for economy, says Labor The Sydney Morning Herald April 23 2011 UNIVERSITIES have enrolled an extra 50,000 undergraduates over the past two years, as they position themselves for the uncapping of students places next year.... Full article: http://goo.gl/6J5gu Uni student numbers on the rise ABC.net.au April 23 2011 The Federal Government has released new figures showing the number of students at Australian universities has grown by an average of 10 per cent over the last two years.... Full article: http://goo.gl/rLkhX Funding needs a long-term solution: Glyn Davis The Australian April 20 2011 WITH reforms to enrolments, funding and quality control under way or under review, the incoming chairman of Universities Australia has said the higher education sector is at risk of becoming victim to policy incoherence at a critical juncture.... Full article: http://goo.gl/3flrM Private providers lift their load The Australian April 20 2011 THE federal government introduced FEE-HELP for full fee-paying students at private providers in 2005 when 33 private providers reported just under 13,000 equivalent full time student load.... Full article: http://goo.gl/2Jb8l Forecast for fewer qualified students The Australian April 20 2011 THE pool of international students qualified to enter English-language universities is smaller than thought, higher education consultant Daniel Guhr has warned.... ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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Full article: http://goo.gl/R45zL Press Release: Student Volunteer Army’s mission to Japan Scoop, New Zealand April 21 2011 This weekend the leader of the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and a colleague will head to Japan to set up a Japanese version of the Student Volunteer Army.... Full article: http://goo.gl/AVbLn International Recognition Of Student Volunteer Army Demonstrates Power Of Students Voxy, New Zealand April 21 2011 Student leaders are congratulating and commending the Student Volunteer Army on its continuing efforts in Canterbury, and for the work the Army's coordinators will do overseas.... Full article: http://goo.gl/QLvBy Broadsides: Student loans (Jacinda Ardern, Nikki Kaye) New Zealand Herald April 22 2011 We asked Labour's Jacinda Ardern and National's Nikki Kaye: Is the current student loan system working? It's not often that a Minister finds themselves escaping an angry crowd through a window, literally. But that's exactly what happened one fine day in 1994. The then National Party Minister of Education was visiting Canterbury University when.... Full article: http://goo.gl/qrubV Sydney's skint but smart set: how students survive below the poverty line The Sydney Morning Herald April 21 2011 Courtney Dawson ... set up a blog called Better Homes and Ghettos with tips for her peers. Just $36 a day, including rent assistance. That's the maximum government income support for full-time students aged 16 to 24.... Full article: http://goo.gl/QCi7K Wollongong imports British vice-chancellor The Sydney Morning Herald April 21 2011 ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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THE University of Wollongong will import a new vice-chancellor from England. Paul Wellings, who has been vice-chancellor of Lancaster University since 2002, will take up the new appointment at the beginning of next year.... Full article: http://goo.gl/OMuiK Ian Chubb will be a chief scientist hard to ignore ABC.net.au April 20 2011 The appointment of former ANU vice-chancellor Ian Chubb as the new Chief Scientist is – to use the words of Sir Humphrey Appleby – a courageous choice by the Gillard Government.... Full article: http://goo.gl/8w7Uv Unis reject state role in TEQSA The Australian April 20 2011 IN the face of state opposition to the commonwealth's takeover of university regulation, a Senate committee has been told that federalism had failed in tertiary education and that promoting the role of the states was akin to "flogging a dead parrot".... Full article: http://goo.gl/sNeR9 Vice-chancellors cool on research paper The Australian April 20 2011 A FEDERAL government research plan 18 months in the making, delivered amid budget austerity and with no new funding attached, has received responses ranging from muted endorsement to outright disappointment.... Full article: http://goo.gl/FThAZ Research won't get funding boost The Australian April 19 2011 ANY hopes of a federal funding boost for the research sector are not realised in a major policy document to be released today. Initiatives to be announced at the research workforce strategy launch by Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr include $200,000 in new money to cover three research education.... Full article: http://goo.gl/DGdso ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

Student loan changes 'pick on the elderly' TVNZ April 18 2011 The government is being accused of "picking on the elderly" as it considers changes to the student loan system. Measures in next month's Budget include tightening up the current allowance for over-55s. That will allow them to get a student loan to cover course costs.... Full article: http://goo.gl/Igwkn Social media: Uncovering opportunities for higher education Academic Impressions http://goo.gl/C6q3w Australian Universities Take Steps to Increase Numbers of Indigenous Students and Academics The New York Times April 10 2011 Indigenous Australians have long been under-represented in their country’s universities, but now some institutions are creating leadership posts to help increase the number of indigenous students and academics.... Full article: http://goo.gl/eYOQQ Endeavour Awards provide life changing opportunities Media release: Senator the Hon Christopher Evans April 15 2011 Winners of this year’s Endeavour Awards will have access to life and career changing opportunities in countries around the world. The Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, today encouraged Australian students and professionals to apply for a 2012 Endeavour Award.... Full article: http://goo.gl/GXSp8 Uni report adds to scrutiny on Behrendt The Australian April 18 2011 LARISSA Behrendt faces fresh scrutiny of her suitability to head the Gillard government's review of Aboriginal higher education in the wake of a highly critical assessment of indigenous education at the University of Technology Sydney, where she holds a senior role.... Full article: http://goo.gl/l3j4u ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Tertiary Minister, Steven Joyce Voxy.co.nz April 17 2011 Steven Joyce Points of interest: - Government to crack down on overseas graduates slow to repay student loans and loans to older students, saying "several hundred million" over 4-5 years - Three year loan repayment holiday for those overseas to be cut; possibly to one year and only upon application - Debt collectors being sent to graduates in Australia and soon in Britain - Government threatens to recall entire loan, take graduates to court if repayments fall behind - Graduates who stay in New Zealand pay back loans 3-4 times faster than those offshore: 'Why should those in NZ subsidise OEs?' - No loans for course or living costs for those over-55 - Student loans to trainee pilots to be restricted - Government aims to get more than 60c back in every dollar, up from 57c now Full article: http://goo.gl/53Zg3 Closing the gap in Indigenous higher education Media release: Senator the Hon Christopher Evans April 14 2011 Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans and the Minister for Innovation, Senator Kim Carr, today announced a review into Indigenous higher education access, to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders share equally in the life and career opportunities that a quality higher education system.... Full article: http://goo.gl/s0gR3 Australian Scholarships Foundation http://www.scholarships.org.au/scholarships/all-scholarships National Survey of Young Australians Pro Bono News April 08 2011 Mission Australia’s annual Youth Survey – the largest survey of its kind in Australia – is on again. Undertaken each year since 2002, the survey asks young Australians aged 11 to 24 about what they value, where to turn for advice and support, how they are involved with their communities and their attitudes and feelings towards.... Full article: http://goo.gl/MfoA7 Building Partnerships between Government & Not-For-Profits Conference Third Sector Magazine ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

April 12 2011 The Building Partnerships between Government & Not-For-Profits Conference will be held between 1920 May 2011 at the Canberra National Convention Centre.... Full article: http://goo.gl/BIwwK Doctor dream at a nightmare $230,000 The Age April 17 2011 Medical student Brigid Wolf will have a large debt to pay when she graduates. Photo: Craig Sillitoe BRIGID Wolf turned 21 yesterday. Living a lifelong dream to become a doctor, this bubbly medical student should have every reason to celebrate. But unlike most people her age, she has no room to relax. Her thoughts are haunted by the $230,000 debt she will face when she graduates. Half will be paid to the federal government through a deferred loan.... Full article: http://goo.gl/EN12D A higher degree of opportunity coming soon The Australian April 16 2011 WHEN Julia Gillard rose to her feet for the first time in federal parliament in 1998, she talked of a compact with this and future generations that made equal opportunity for education and skills.... Full article: http://goo.gl/rN4Z6 Students facing tougher entry to teaching degrees The Age April 16 2011 Students who want to study teaching at university will have to score in the top 30 per cent of the population in literacy and numeracy, in a bid to improve the quality of teachers in the classroom. The tougher university entry requirements, to be introduced from 2013, were announced yesterday.... Full article: http://goo.gl/F11au Students key agents of change in inner city apartment market New Zealand Herald April 17 2011 Auckland's central business district has been transformed in the past two decades - and Chinese students such as Melody Guo have been one of the key change agents.

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ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

Ms Guo, 20, a fourth-year law and arts student at Auckland University who came to Howick with her parents 10 years ago, flats with Kiwi students Della Halsall and Kelly Remnant, both 18, in a downtown student.... Full article: http://goo.gl/YE0gL Research Conference 2011: Indigenous Education: Pathways to success Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Research Conference 2011 will focus on what we can learn from research about creating and sustaining positive educational outcomes for Indigenous students. Presenters will highlight the conditions, contexts, curriculum, pedagogy and practices that establish pathways to success for Indigenous students.... Full article: http://goo.gl/ZMqlM Sydney ditches other unis to snare best medical students The Sydney Morning Herald April 14 2011 THE University of Sydney has broken from a national consortium for managing medical school applications in a move other members say will inflate costs for would-be doctors and disadvantage those from poorer families.... Full article: http://goo.gl/1TSRK Universities' value to economy 'overlooked and underrated' The Australian April 15 2011 MELBOURNE'S seven universities are the city's biggest employers and the largest contributors to state economic development over the past 25 years. Melbourne University vice-chancellor Glyn Davis said yesterday higher education's contribution to economic prosperity was rarely discussed, even.... Full article: http://goo.gl/w5fAv TEQSA statute vulnerable to High Court challenge The Australian April 13 2011 THE new tertiary regulator may be vulnerable to a High Court challenge by an aggrieved university, constitutional lawyer George Williams warns. Professor Williams said it was unclear whether or not the highest court would classify universities as trading corporations.... Full article: http://goo.gl/uv5cc Information overload or creative knowledge? ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

The Australian April 13 2011 MOST articles that appear on these pages address problems. Hearing and dealing with problems all the time, we risk losing perspective of our unprecedented opportunities and fail to see the rationale for a more optimistic perspective for the higher education sector.... Full article: http://goo.gl/3nSXu Flight from private providers has big cost The Australian April 13 2011 TAXPAYERS could face a $2.5 billion bill if students desert private providers for places in the expanded public university system, the peak body for private education has warned. Claire Field, chief executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training, said.... Full article: http://goo.gl/GyuHy Soft marking net may be cast wider The Australian April 13 2011 GIGI Foster, the academic whose research revealed evidence of soft marking of international students, is having her ongoing work frustrated by universities not providing data in the wake of publicity over her findings.... Full article: http://goo.gl/cjmRB TAFE diplomas losing their vocation The Australian April 13 2011 DIPLOMAS from the vocational education and training sector are rapidly losing their currency in a labour market looking for ever higher qualifications. Significantly, it risks a narrowing of the VET sector's appeal, according to a leading expert.... Full article: http://goo.gl/JabEa Brave decisions required The Australian April 13 2011 THE panel undertaking the review of higher education base funding is embarked on a seemingly heroic task. The technical issues are mindbendingly complex for most of us, the political issues are tricky, to say the least, and the circumstances are not particularly promising.... ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

Full article: http://goo.gl/FWhWN Unis looking to admit all schools' top pupils The Australian April 12 2011 THE top-performing students in all schools -- irrespective of their marks -- would be admitted to university under a proposal to even the playing field with students at rich private schools. A report commissioned by the Group of Eight sandstone universities on admission strategies said the US practice of admitting a proportion of the top-performing students in the graduating class of.... Full article: http://goo.gl/4ta5I Are we too clever for our own good? The Age, Australia April 12 2011 MUCH has changed since Jane Farago began her career 20 years ago. Before rising to the higher echelons at various publishing houses, she served an apprenticeship as a publisher's assistant at Oxford University Press.... Full article: http://goo.gl/xHw7G Australia pioneers portal for sustainability on campus The Australian April 11 2011 A PIONEERING web guide to sustainability in higher education launches today. Sustainability.edu.au is believed to be the first searchable website showing higher education courses, teaching tips and other resources.... Full article: http://goo.gl/VoV5N Australian Universities Take Steps to Increase Numbers of Indigenous Students and Academics The New York Times April 10 2011 Indigenous Australians have long been under-represented in their country’s universities, but now some institutions are creating leadership posts to help increase the number of indigenous students and academics.... Full article: http://goo.gl/ziFZZ South Australia plans SARDI and Adelaide University merger The Australian ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand New Zealand & Australian Higher Education news: April 2011

April 11 2011 THE Rann government is planning to merge its peak agricultural research body with Adelaide University in a push to lift its standings in the prestigious Group of Eight.... Full article: http://goo.gl/3JWTa The trouble with homes away from home The Age, Australia April 07 2011 IT IS a downside of Melbourne's property boom that you don't hear much about - 10, 15 maybe 20 international students living in one home because rental accommodation is so scarce. ''Six students sharing one apartment is quite normal,'' says Wesa Chau, ''and it's going to get worse.'' Full article: http://goo.gl/5sNQ9 Bernard Salt to deliver inaugural Chancellor's Lecture Victoria University News April 07 2011 The inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture, the first in a new biannual lecture series hosted by Victoria University, will take place on Tuesday 19 April with a presentation on research conducted by KPMG demographer Bernard Salt. His topic is: “Middle Class on the Move: How Cultural Change is Shaping Melbourne’s West”. Full article: http://goo.gl/xGCpw Unis call for big boost in funding The Age, Australia April 07 2011 AUSTRALIA'S leading research universities call on the federal government to increase funding to universities by billions of dollars a year. AUSTRALIA'S leading research universities are calling on the federal government to increase funding to universities by billions of dollars a year to stop quality and standards plummenting as the number of students grows.... Full article: http://goo.gl/HmgFZ Chifley Young Leaders Awards announced Media release: The Hon Peter Garrett MP April 06 2011 The Minister for Youth, Peter Garrett, and Member for Chifley, Ed Husic, today announced the winners of the inaugural Chifley Young Leader Award as part of National Youth Week. Mr Garrett said the award acknowledges the importance of young people’s positive contribution to the local community.... ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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Full article: http://goo.gl/IsZmC Otago Polytechnic eyes term changes Otago Daily Times April 06 2011 Otago Polytechnic is about to consult staff and students on a plan to replace the traditional twosemester tertiary study year with three trimesters. Rather than the 32-week academic year running from about mid-February to the end of October, the.... Full article: http://goo.gl/jAWqD Combined international education agency to boost (NZ) sector Steven Joyce April 06 2011 Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says a new Crown Agency to improve the way the government supports and encourages international education will also help minimise the impact of the Christchurch earthquake on the sector.... Full article: http://goo.gl/umP7q Base funding review in sights The Australian April 06 2011 STUDENTS and academics are urging the review of base funding to link any increases in teaching money to quality improvements such as reduced student to staff ratios and lower rates of casualisation. The National Union of Students has warned that in the uncapped system there is a danger universities could "turn to increasing their market share through advertising and promotion at.... Full article: http://goo.gl/nCCnA Paper 'blames students' over visa influx The Australian April 06 2011 FORMER NSW Olympics minister Michael Knight has glossed over the role that official policy played in the distortion of skilled migration by overseas students. Mr Knight, who is carrying out an independent review of the student visa program, puts the blame.... Full article: http://goo.gl/bIbsS Australian Technology Network calls for paid interns ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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The Australian April 06 2011 IN the wake of the Business Council of Australia's call last week for greater engagement with universities, the group of technology universities has said it will resuscitate a proposal for a paid student internship program. Under the proposal, which has previously failed to gain traction from the business community.... Full article: http://goo.gl/QhB01 ERA prompts focus on teaching The Australian April 06 2011 NEARLY one third of Central Queensland University's academic staff have accepted non-research teaching positions in just a five-week period. CQU vice-chancellor Scott Bowman said the offer of teaching scholar positions was put to all staff in the wash-up of the Excellence in Research for Australia.... Full article: http://goo.gl/XEIOr UWA hits paydirt with mining boom The Australian April 06 2011 PAUL Johnson isn't banking on striking iron ore or oil beneath the rolling campus lawns of the University of Western Australia. But the vice-chancellor elect says Western Australia's mineral boom can provide the foundation for establishing UWA as a key innovation hub to drive the.... Full article: http://goo.gl/EzrJe Business ideas have great value The Australian (Letters) April 06 2011 THE recent Business Council of Australia report on higher education presented some valuable proposals to lift Australia's productivity through university education. It should receive broad support from the sector. First, the BCA proposes performance pay to reward institutions achieving excellent outcomes, which it wants linked to benchmarking of teaching performance. The previous federal Learning and Teaching.... Full article: http://goo.gl/j9wfm Razor gang eyed university indexation The Australian ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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April 05 2011 THE Department of Finance is believed to have pushed for a freeze on promised university indexation in the upcoming federal budget, creating ongoing nervousness in the sector ahead of a tough budget. But sector insiders say tertiary education minister Chris Evans may have successfully fought off the.... Full article: http://goo.gl/lKhgc Melbourne urges fee umpire to take heat out of debate The Australian April 04 2011 The University of Melbourne is pushing for the creation of an independent pricing regulator to depoliticise the university funding debate and ensure student tuition fees are high enough to guarantee high standards of education.... Full article: http://goo.gl/on38g Glyn Davis calls for uni funding shake-up The Age April 04 2011 THE power to allocate university funding should rest with an independent regulator with institutions given the choice to charge up to 30 per cent more than base rates, the University of Melbourne has told a federal government review of higher education funding.... Full article: http://goo.gl/4i9Ig National Youth Week kicks off across Australia Media release: The Hon Peter Garrett MP April 01 2011 Australia’s largest celebration of young people – National Youth Week – begins today, with hundreds of thousands of young Australians taking part in events around the country to showcase their talents and have their say.... Full article: http://goo.gl/ZM9fv No place for People and Place University World News April 03 2011 The final edition of one of Australia's most oft-quoted academic journals has just been published. The controversial founder of People and Place, Dr Bob Birrell, used his final editorial to savage the federal government's Excellence in Research for Australia initiative, which he believes has led to the journal's demise and is affecting academics in the humanities and social.... Full article: http://goo.gl/pqJIM ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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Companies must support and guide education sector The Australian April 02 2011 AUSTRALIA'S higher education sector makes a vital contribution to maintaining a strong and productive economy. But this sector can make an even greater contribution to productivity and economic growth into the future. It can do this through a combination of increased participation, including participation by students from disadvantaged backgrounds, together with high quality and relevant teaching provided to.... Full article: http://goo.gl/TSnBK Too early to reconsider student cap Stuff.co.nz April 02 2011 The effect the Christchurch earthquake will have on enrolments at Massey University next year remains uncertain. In the aftermath of the February quake, Massey University was among seven tertiary institutes accepting.... Full article: http://goo.gl/a1dFd Roy: The Moral Issue Of Interest-Free Student Loans Voxy.co.nz April 01 2011 The most blatant election bribe I've seen during my political career was Labour's 2005 promise to take interest off Student Loans. I remember door knocking in Epsom and having the discussion with many students then. Almost all were caught in the dilemma of doing what was best for.... Full article: http://goo.gl/KnpNY La Trobe's Johnson goes west The Australian April 01 2011 The University of Western Australia has poached La Trobe University's Paul Johnson to succeed Alan Robson as its new vice chancellor from 2012. A former deputy director of the London School of Economics, Professor Johnson was appointed vice chancellor of La Trobe in.... Full article: http://goo.gl/V8Qxl Higher education news resources from ACUMA Incorporated: ACUMA Inc.: the Association representing tertiary campus service organisations in Australia & New Zealand Locked Bag 1333, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Tel: +61 3 6324 3935 || Fax: +61 3 6324 3670 || admin.acuma@acuma.org.au http://www.acuma.org.au || http://twitter.com/acumainc || http://www.scribd.com/acumainc


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