The recent furore about academic standards in Australian higher education – including Monday's damning Four Corners expose – has the potential to bring not only desperately needed attention, but actual change, to the sector.
A new report from the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption says Australian universities have become increasingly reliant on income from fee-paying international students, and is letting academic standards slide for the valuable income stream.
The essay, as the primary form of assessment, should be dead. This is the kind of comment that terrifies academics everywhere – but it is an idea that I think we all need to consider. The “news” that there…
Sara Panata, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS); Emilie Guitard, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) et Laure Assaf, Université Paris Nanterre – Université Paris Lumières