Visions for Australian tertiary education


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Author: James, Richard; French, Sarah; Kelly, Paula


At a fundamental level, the role of tertiary education is increasingly being questioned, revealing deep uncertainty about its broader purpose and value. The authors of this volume suggest that the impetus for a rethinking of many of the traditional features of the tertiary education system in Australia is already present, with concerns for, among other things, the transparency of information for prospective students, student retention and outcomes under the demand-driven policy settings, the lack of research-industry engagement, and the overall value of tertiary education to the economy...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Tertiary education; Teaching and learning; Policy; Governance; Outcomes

Keywords: Education and training system; Educational policy; Policy formation; Policy implications; Relevance of education and training; Educational practice

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, 2017

Physical description: v, 142 p.

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ISBN: 9780734053411

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Richard James, Sarah French and Paula Kelly

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 128.127

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