Welcome to the September 2017 edition of The Institutional Researcher.
September has been dominated again by the Higher Education Reform Package. Four months after being released it finally made its way to the House of Representatives for debate (week starting September 11) with much opposition. The legislation passed the House of Representatives after two solid days of debate and it is now anticipated that the package will be debated in the Senate the week commencing the 16th of October. Universities Australia has been vocal, as expected, via social and mainstream media and used the release of the annual OECD Education at a Glance report to benchmark Australia’s position in a global higher education market.
Aside from this, the sector has been busy with plenty of activity internationally, rankings news, and we found out a new data visualisation technique via the use of Data Comics. If you are interested, the Emerging Genre of Data Comics published by IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications is a good starting point.
The Editors have been fortunate again to snag a rather excellent interview for the Institutional Researcher’s Corner – Martin Hanlon from UTS. And, there is the usual selection of books, resources and reports.
Monica and Tracy
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