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LH Martin Newsletter 23 October 2015

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Responses by Some Australian Universities to Demand-Driven Policy Reforms

by Prof. Emeritus Frank Larkins

Frank Larkins’ latest analysis on Australian higher education looks at the responses to the demand-driven reforms of 2009.

2016 postgraduate courses – applications open and online info sessions available


Master of Tertiary Education Management

A two-year, part time course designed for middle to senior level educators, administrators and scholars seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management. Read more about the course. Read also about the recent papers by our graduates which were published in a special edition of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management below.


Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management

Our one-year, part time course designed for aspiring and middle level educators, administrators and scholars seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management. Read more.


Graduate Certificate in Research Management and Policy

Our one-year, part time course for middle to senior level researchers and research policy makers to develop skills in tertiary education sector research management and research policy. Read more.


Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

Our one-year, part time course designed for educators, administrators and quality assurance practitioners seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary education quality assurance. Read more.


Online information sessions for 2016 postgraduate courses

11 November and 3 December 2015

If you are interested in one of the postgraduate courses above, our online information sessions will enable you to hear more and ask questions directly to our staff. Read more.

Upcoming professional development programs and events


Leading and Managing in Universities

‘Know the person you are and can be in leading and managing’, 11-13 November 2015 Melbourne

Final workshop in this program tailored for university heads of departments/schools and corporate managers. Register today!


‘Vocations’ in Perth

5 November 2015, Perth

Following the popular seminars in Sydney and Melbourne, the Vocations seminar heads to Perth next. The event, hosted by the Centre for Training Excellence, will discuss the implications of the three-year research project, which was commissioned by the NCVER and conducted by an LH Martin Institute-led consortium. Read more.

Free public events at the LH Martin Institute and Melbourne CSHE


Note: although the following events are free, please register if you would like to attend to help us ensure venue comfort for all attendees as well as to contact you in the event of last minute changes. We thank you for your cooperation.


2015 Tertiary Education Public Seminars

6-8pm, 5 November and 26 November 2015, Melbourne and via live streaming

The final two seminars will focus on transformations by technologies and graduate employability respectively. Live streaming available for those outside of Melbourne or unable to attend at the venue. Read more.


Challenges and Needs of Women with Disabilities in India: A Case Study Analysis

1-2pm, 16 November 2015, Melbourne

Presenter Dr Santoshi Halder will discuss the daily struggle of women in general and the compounding factors of torment, ostracism, pains and metal anguish impinged on women with disabilities in India. Read more.

LH Martin Institute community news


Master of Tertiary Education Management graduates’ contribution to public debate

We’re proud to announce that the third special edition of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management  featuring papers by our Master of Tertiary Education Management graduates is now available (from Routledge). According to guest editor Geoff Sharrock, there is a strong practitioner focus to the works, which try to make sense of the operating context by identifying a problem and proposing or testing a possible solution. Two of the papers in particular – Tim Skinner’s work on bullying in regional universities and Chrissa Favaloro’s paper on the effectiveness of marketing spend relative to enrolments – caught the attention of the media recently (see media mentions below).

We’d like to congratulate all the authors, and Geoff for his tireless work in putting this fantastic edition together. We believe that each and every paper in the Journal can and will continue to contribute to public debate on our ever changing sector.


Investigating quality teaching in the Victorian VET sector – call for participants

A team of researchers from the LH Martin Institute and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are leading a research project, funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, on what makes quality teaching in VET.

The first phase of the research is completed and includes an extensive examination of national and international capability frameworks, and focus group discussions with teachers, organisational development managers and students from across the VET sector. The next phase of the research will involve one-on-one interviews and observations with recognised expert teachers.

The research team welcomes contact from VET teachers who wish to participate in this next step. Read more about the research on our website or contact Dr Peter Bentley to register your interest.


Review of Study Mission to Canada: Innovation and employment in SMEs.

Read Associate Director Ruth Schubert’s review of the recent TDA-LH Martin Institute study mission to Canada, looking at that country’s applied research model in community colleges. Read more.

LH Martin Institute in the media


LH Martin Institute Director Leo Goedegebuure and Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education Director Richard James wrote a joint opinion piece on the way forward for university funding reforms in ‘After Pyne flop, Australia’s tertiary sector needs a redesign‘, The Australian, 7 October 2015.

 

Frank Larkins’ latest analysis (featured above) provided the basis for the article ‘Unis nimble under funding pressure‘, The Australian, 14 October 2015.

 

Master of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM) graduate Tim Skinner of Charles Darwin University wrote an article based on his work for the course entitled ‘Bullying in regional universities is a serious problem that needs addressing‘, The Conversation, 19 October 2015. This was further reported on in Study finds culture of bullying at regional universities‘, The Australian, 21 October 2015.

 

Another Master of Tertiary Education Management graduate, Chrissa Favaloro of Australian Catholic University, had her course paper on universities’ marketing spend picked up by the media in ‘Universities’ marketing spend ‘not reflected’ in enrolments‘, The Australian, 21 October 2015.

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