Casual academics provide flexibility for universities at a time when student numbers are uncertain.
The higher education sector may be the the third largest employer of casual staff in Australia. More cuts to universities mean the use of casual academics could increase further.
Conflict resolution theory suggests we may be less likely to move toward a competing position if we have taken the time to learn about each other in a genuine way.
Conflict in the classroom may not look or sound like an argument. It might look like disengagement if students don't feel seen and heard.
Students want things to change at South Africa’s universities.
The push for decolonisation could ironically end up trapping universities in a colonised curriculum.
Kenyan students don’t get the best teaching from hurried, stretched part-time lecturers.
Kenya has moved to phase out part-time lecturers in a bid to improve the quality of university education.
What students want is becoming more important than what univerisites want to teach them.
Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.
Alteractions between town and gown go back a long way.
It could all get rather violent.
Ethiopian universities may suffer if quality assurance systems are too narrowly focused.
Quality assurance programmes tend to ignore context - which means important elements of teaching and learning are overlooked and universities miss out on a real chance to improve their practices.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload chapters from a textbook onto a website and call it a course.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload video lectures to a website and call it a course. We need to start redesigning courses from scratch to find new ways to engage students.
What are the alternative options for higher education to flourish in Australia?
A crisis of sustainability is building up as universities continue to drift towards a more privatised system. It's time we started looking at alternative options.
What sets brilliant university lecturers apart from their more average peers?
Teaching often comes second to research in universities. A group of award winning lecturers explains why teaching is the best part of their work.
Should students know more about how their tuition fees are being spent?
Being up front about what public investment goes towards in higher education is an important step for providing greater clarity for students.
The best teachers will now be highly sought after.
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The government has unveiled proposals for a new system to reward universities for excellent teaching.
An Egyptian engineer at work on a project to upgrade the Suez Canal. Engineers will be crucial in making the sustainable development goals a reality.
If we want the Sustainable Development Goals to be more than just big dreams, Africa will need well trained engineers who can put their skills to good use in their own communities.
Rewarding the best teaching.
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Universities are keenly awaiting more detail on the government's planned Teaching Excellence Framework.
How do you judge a good teacher?
The recent UK budget announced plans to allow universities that exemplify good teaching to increase their caps on fees, meaning they will be financially rewarded for good teaching practice. But how do you measure this?
Are universities counting their pennies?
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As universities swallow a £150m cut to their teaching budgets, are they in a stable financial position?
It’s a little intimidating when all of those chairs are full, but teaching large classes doesn’t need to stress you out.
Large classes don't have a good reputation when it comes to fostering student learning. But there are a few ways for teachers to adapt to bigger classes.
On the way to challenge some student thinking.
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Oxford and Cambridge are to lose special funding for their undergraduate tutorial teaching system.
There’s more to being a good university lecturer than just projecting your voice. How can far deeper skills be developed?
Who is best placed to shape university teachers who are more than just technically proficient? The answer lies in academic development.