The Australian | 10 October 2012
Group of Eight executive director Mike Gallagher has told a seminar universities need to take control of the productivity agenda to cut costs in teaching, research and administration, as well as boost retention.
You can’t have credibility if you are asking government to invest more in higher education or for students to pay more if you are going to pass on cost inefficiencies. We have the opportunity to embrace the productivity agenda and define it on universities’ terms. We can take advantage of this new breakthrough in online teaching to ask questions about what the potential is for improving university productivity in Australia by competition, collaboration and smart use of technology.