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The UA “health check” suggests a talking cure

The peak higher education lobby commissioned an external assessment during a period of well-placed media reports that chancellors weren’t impressed with UA’s relations with the Morrison Government.

While UA is not releasing a consultant’s report, it states that recommendations of the commissioned “health check” include,

* “exploring a range of mechanisms for enhanced consultations and engagement” with chancellors

* “extending UA advocacy strategy to include matters of broader national significance”

There are also suggestions for an independent non-executive UA chair and independent board members.

As to what chancellors think about it, UA quotes the chair of their committee Stephen Gerlach (Flinders U), stating they were “pleased to participate” in the process, will discuss the report, “and look forward to further consulting with UA and VCs in that regard in due course.”