Saturday, March 22, 2014

Problems with Australian universities

In the conservative magazine Quadrant there is a provocative piece Why Australian universities are just not good enough, by James Allan, a Professor in the law school at University of Queensland, where I also work. It pains me to admit that his criticisms and concerns are largely accurate. Allan is to be affirmed for having the honesty and courage to speak out.

Some of the problems include:
One of several concrete proposals for improvements is greater public accountability and transparency such as publishing 
  • the salaries and job descriptions of the most highly paid employees
  • the ratios of administrative staff to lecturers

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