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IRU response: ARC Discovery Program consultation paper, 2010
The IRU supports the intent of the paper to provide a more coherent set of awards and fellowships that provide opportunities for researchers across their careers, particularly for early career researchers (ECRs).
IRU comment: draft Mission-based Compact template
The draft template for the Compact between each university and the Australian Government is effective for setting out the Government’s key expectations of universities and permitting universities to outline their plans
IRU preliminary comments: Higher Education base funding review
The Review of Higher Education (the Bradley report) of 2009 concluded that ‘there are now clear signs that the quality of the education al experience is declining ... student-to-staff ratios are unacceptably high’ leading it to argue that ‘a significant increase in public investment and funding for higher education is warranted’
IRU response: Changes to Higher Education research data collection
These changes have raised considerable concern among members of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) both in discussions of the Vice-Chancellors and the Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Research).
IRU comment: Strengthening the AQF
Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft of the proposed strengthened AQF. The IRU supports a strengthening and clarification of the AQF, and supports an expectation that the awards offered by higher education institutions should be consistent with the AQF. The IRU has identified seven key areas of concern.
IRU comment: Meeting Australia’s Research Workforce Needs
Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) Consultation Paper, ‘Meeting Australia’s research workforce needs’.
Draft National Science Curriculum K-10
Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the implementation of a National Science Curriculum K-10 and offers the following comments which may assist with its future development.
IRU supports Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program
Thank you for the opportunity to provide comment on the draft Guidelines for the Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program. In broad terms, Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the draft Guidelines. We are pleased to note that a number of issues raised in our response to the earlier Discussion Paper have been addressed. In particular, we note that the Guidelines:
IRU comment: Draft National Science Curriculum K-10 (1)
Innovative Research Universities (IRU) welcomes the implementation of a National Science Curriculum K-10 and offers the following comments which may assist with its future development. The Science Curriculum is ambitious, and if successfully implemented, will significantly
IRU comment: second draft AQF issuance policy
IRU supports the work of the AQFC in seeking to tighten regulation of compliance with the AQF.