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Capping charges not places is the best way to ensure students gain higher qualifications
30 March 2011
The assertion that a student demand-driven system must be joined to uncapped student contributions to create an open market is gaining undue acceptance. It is not a logically necessary proposition but an argument that is a means to higher revenue and for some a point of ideology.
Rather than an unsustainable half way step to a market, the
planned mix of uncapped places and capped charges is a viable
system to promote competition based on quality as the best way for
students to gain a suitable higher education.
Those who propound the case for fee deregulation give the
Focus must be on the intent not the marker
1 December 2010
PRODUCTIVITY indicators need to measure actual outcomes when it comes to allocating funding.
THERE is much ado across the sector as universities consider the implications of the performance funding methodology and indicators. We are all quick to point out the limitations of the indicators, the weakness in the methodologies and the flaws in each of the instruments, current and proposed.
Minority Government could lead to improved outcomes, Conor King
22 September 2010
THE federal situation should be looked at as a golden opportunity for positive change.
THE reliance on independent members of parliament and the Australian Greens is generally interpreted as providing a shallow base for good policy during the coming term of government
JDs must be Masters Degrees
24 November 2009
SOME universities will have to beef up their juris doctor law programs to comply with a new qualifications framework.