Advertisements

Higher education policy seminars 2014

6 May 2014

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Has Australia the imagination and will to create and maintain international pre-eminence in higher education? Key issues must be tackled across the next few years if an excellent higher education system is to be designed and built.

CSHE_LHMI_combined_logo

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Since 2007 the University of Melbourne has hosted an influential series of high-profile public seminars on higher education policy. With higher education becoming ever more important to Australia’s prosperity it is essential to engage deeply in open discussions of how to plan and steer the tertiary system.

The 2014 Policy Seminars address contemporary debates, providing a forum for leaders from across Australia’s education and government sectors to discuss issues of national significance.

With contributions from Attila Brungs, Bruce Chapman, Peter Coaldrake, Hamish Coates, Peter Dawkins, Jane den Hollander, Dom English, Leo Goedegebuure, Robert Griew, Phil Honeywood, Richard James, Paul Jensen, Gregor Kennedy, John McCallum, Andrew Norton, Stephen Parker, Alan Robson, Steven Schwartz, Margaret Shiel, Robin Shreeve, Beth Webster and Paul Wellings.

The Seminars

Financing higher education – Wednesday 28 May – Melbourne
What are the best funding arrangements for higher education in Australia? What are important recent trends in funding? What further changes are required to position Australian higher education for a high quality and productive future?

Productivity in higher education – Thursday  12 June – Canberra

How can universities further boost their social and economic contribution to Australia? How can institutions provide education better and cheaper? What change strategies are feasible, and what are the implications? What are five proven approaches for improving higher education productivity?

System and institutional excellence – Thursday  24 July  – Melbourne

What can be done to further ensure that higher education in Australia serves our diverse population? What is a sustainable configuration of strategic profiles that will boost system and institutional excellence? What are key implications from online provision and hybrid corporate structures?

Graduate capability – Thursday 21 August – Melbourne
Beyond big business to portfolio careers, what capability and experience is required by future graduates? Can graduates secure jobs before completion? What are the job- and skill-needs of the future? What industry and more general capabilities will help distinguish graduates from Australian universities?
University research and innovation –  Wednesday 10 September – Canberra
With the decline of manufacturing, research and innovation edge closer to core business for Australia. But global competition is on the rise and Australia lacks scale and expertise. What is required to build Australia’s future research system and capability? How can commercialisation and impact be improved?
Tertiary Workforce – Thursday  30 October – Sydney
The tertiary workforce grows in significance and age, and with superannuation booming retirements accelerate. What is the state and prospects of Australia’s tertiary teaching, research and professional workforce? What are the opportunities and challenges over the next five years?

 Registration

These are free events but registration is required.

register

 

 

 

—————–

Presented by
Centre for the Study of
Higher Education

LH Martin Institute for Tertiary
Education Leadership and
Management

Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: