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IRU unis to trial external benchmarking
24 July 2012
THE Innovative Research Universities grouping are about to trial a system to routinely externally benchmark student assessment, the latest sector move to reassure the quality regulator and the public.
Prepare for the winds of change: ABC boss IRU Forum
19 July 2012
by Dean Gould, Griffith University
UNIVERSITIES need to be aware of the tipping point that can transform the delivery of higher education in Australia, according to the head of the ABC, Mark Scott
The rapid change in technology and its social impacts mean that all organisations, including universities, need to "leverage off their strengths" as audiences migrate or the delivery mode changes or the funding model shifts.
IRU Background to Addressing The Standards Agenda
18 July 2012
The attached document provides a background to the quality
A. an outline of the national quality framework and the issues emerging, intended to stimulate discussion (page 3);
B. the framework of threshold standards, with 125 elements (page 8);
C. the TEQSA risk framework of 48 indicators (page 9);
D. extracts from the Bradley report, and Government and other Statements concerning the need for, and nature of, the quality framework (page 11); and
E. the IRU response to the TEQSA Provider Information proposal 25 May 2012 (page 27)
A front row seat to watch the charge of the Bradley brigade
23 May 2012
It began in the back row of a school theatrette late in 2009 when it dawned on me that I was the proud step parent to a first generation Bradley student, the cohort of 2012. Not that anything said that day mentioned Bradley or the changes wrought in her name. Not that day, nor any other to follow as she completed her year 12 certificate and applied for a university place.......
Professor Ian O'Connor - Transitioning to the demand-driven system and new regulatory framework
9 August 2011
Professor Ian O'Connor, IRU Chair and Vice-Chancellor Griffith University
Presentation at the 6th Annual University Governance and Regulations Forum
Transitioning to the demand-driven system and new regulatory framework
June 2011 Newsletter - Welcome from the IRU Chair, Professor Ian O'Connor
9 June 2011
Welcome to the first edition of IRU's newsletter. This quarterly publication will provide our members and other interested parties with updates on collaborative activities across our network as well as commentary on government policy and matters relating to Higher Education.
June 2011 Newsletter - Post budget analysis from the Executive Director Mr Conor King
9 June 2011
The political and economic imperatives for a tight 2011 budget removed any prospect for any major announcements of benefit to universities. Instead the 2011 Budget maintained the Government's support for the reform program it outlined in 2009 across teaching and learning and research. It was a budget night where no news was likely to be good news.
Unis share electives to boost disciplines
8 June 2011
A HUBS-AND-SPOKES model to sustain teaching in vulnerable disciplines is under way, with a pilot in advanced year physics electives being shared between Newcastle and James Cook universities.
IRU welcomes the Government's continued commitment
11 May 2011
The Innovative Research Universities welcome the Government's continued commitment to the high quality of the higher education sector as evidenced through this budget.
Background: Halving of HECS discount for upfront payment
10 May 2011
For universities the position is clearest. Universities recieve the full student contribution...
For students the decision to borrow the contribution amount or to pay it directly may be .....
For Government the balance is complex. In cash terms....