University education: about jobs now, not in the future

In Features this morning Ian Marshman and Frank Larkins analyse the Tehan package;

“Vocational education has triumphed. Undergraduate education is now more narrowly about training for a job, no longer laying the foundations for careers of the future. This redefinition will be a particular challenge for universities with missions and values centred on providing opportunities for students to achieve their full potential and wider citizenship capabilities.” Their analysis is here.

The basis for the new CSP discipline funding rates was hiding in plain sight

Policy maven Frank Larkins suggests they are based on the Deloitte Access Economics report for the feds, Transparency in Higher Education Expenditure. With that other master-maven Ian Marshman, he analysed the report for CMM. It’s reprinted in Features today.