Rather than just blaming the students, educators must consider why course materials are not being read and develop strategies to tackle the problems students face.
Some students may wonder why they bothered returning to campus. Others are struggling online. But lecturers who do engage students think deeply about how they do it, using all available tools.
Before the pandemic, only a fraction of students made use of the wide range of curricular and extracurricular experiential learning opportunities, but through online engagement that can change.
Assessments need to be relevant to the real world and test more complex skills to better predict competency, standards of literacy and teaching.
Despite heavy investment by universities, student experience of feedback higher education continues to be less than desirable, especially for at-risk students.
NAPLAN is great at tracking changes over time and between demographics, but not so great at measuring what factors effect change, engagement or creativity.
Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college.