South Africa’s Department of Basic Education is more concerned about the proportion of pupils that pass to make school leavers and their parents happy.
Our study shows almost one in four university and vocational education students report extremely high levels of distress during the pandemic.
Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to reoffend when they get out.
The shift to emergency remote teaching and learning enabled academics to start questioning some long-held assumptions about in-person teaching and learning.
Basically short courses, microcredentials aim to keep people employed and learning throughout life.
Academics in all areas have deep concerns about their ability to undertake research during the pandemic and the flow-on effects of this. Women and early career researchers were particularly hard hit.
Student experience or satisfaction surveys are not a reliable guide to teaching performance. Even worse, anonymous survey responses are at times little better than university-facilitated hate speech.
Factors such as not being able to handle their study load and living too far from campus led to students not attending class.
Contributing to global knowledge, from the lens of local experience, can lead to solutions to universal problems such as inequality and climate change.
Skills, knowledge and a qualification does not ensure successful employment outcomes for graduates.
Governments must take urgent steps to revamp rural universities.
When colleges and universities provide better funding for Ph.D. students, more students –especially students of color – apply.
In a webinar hosted by The Conversation, “Women’s Transformative Power in Higher Education and Beyond,” current leaders discussed how their predecessors have shaped higher education.
What can be done to turn the tide on the alarmingly high staff turnover among higher education institutions in South Africa.
More and more students want their universities to lead the way on sustainability issues. But are institutions doing enough to produce industry leaders who can meet that challenge?
Community-run centres in regional and remote Australia are having positive impacts on students who were historically under-represented at university and at high risk of dropping out.
The subsidies for student places up to 2024 fall about $1.1 billion short of the level needed to create the extra places the government promised its Job-ready Graduates policy would deliver.
While the pandemic undoubtedly sped up the uptake of educational technology in higher education, it doesn’t point to an entirely online future.
A capital funding squeeze led universities to seek new ways of developing their campuses. It now appears city CBDs and developers might do better out of those deals than universities.
Universities must move swiftly to attend to students’ needs when borders reopen if Australia is to regain market share in the face of fierce global competition.