There’s more in the Mail

In Features this morning

“TAFE bachelor degrees are able to break away from the competency-based model of vocational education that some providers consider to be a constraint on their responsiveness to industry,” Susan Webb, Elizabeth Knight, Steven Hodge and Shaun Rawolle suggest. Why, they ask, are there not more of them, in a new contribution to Commissioning Editor Sally Kift’s celebrated series, Needed now in teaching and learning.

Plus, Sean Brawley (Macquarie U) looks at the short history of the UC and wonders what, if anything, is next for the qualification. If it goes people who leave UG study early will be the losers, he warns.

Merlin Crossley (UNSW) on the rhetoric of conflict in university life. There are better ways to deal with people and set goals.

And tomorrow

The US News and World Report “Best Global” university ranking is out and, what a surprise, Uni Melbourne is top for ANZ and 25th in the world! It’s pretty much the usual list with the rest of the Group of Eight in the next seven spots, from Uni Sydney at 27 in the world to UWA in 78 position. UTS (162) and Curtin U (174) make up the Australian top ten. Uni Auckland is first in NZ, and ahead of UTS and Curtin U. Tomorrow: Angel Calderon’s overall analyis.