In Features this morning
Universities that chase rankings replace their missions with KPIs. Garry Carnegie and Lee Parker (both RMIT) make the case why rankings are not relevant to the purpose of universities.
plus Frank Larkins and Ian Marshman (Melbourne Centre for the Study of HE) on the states where HE was hit hardest in the pandemic year.
and Theo Farrell and Alyce Mason (Uni Wollongong) on the digital transformation of teaching and learning, why it will stay and how, if universities get it right it, “digitalisation can improve equal access to higher education.”
with Chris Ronan (Country Universities Centre) who explains how regional students can study successfully by combining on-line courses and a local learning community. This week’s selection by Commissioning Editor Sally Kift for her celebrated series Needed now in teaching and learning.