The 2021 data for the excellent Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching is long since collected and analysed – universities and colleges have had their individual results since January
But there is no national report.
The delay might be because Acting Minister for Education Stuart Robert was a bit busy, what with his having to do Alan Tudge’s job as well as managing his own portfolio, Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business.
And then care taker conventions kicked in when the election was called on April 10.
Although, why they apply to releasing QILT is not clear to CMM – not when ministers have been announcing research spending throughout the campaign, presumably on the grounds decisions were made before the election was announced. And QILT results are hardly party-political unless of course last years could embarrass the coalition,
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment tells CMM it expects to release the report next month, presumably after the minister in the new government has been briefed.