Tag: higher education

‘Obscene’ Tuition Fees Are Driving Education Inflation Rate: Former Vice Chancellor

The rising cost of tuition fees is one of the primary causes of the soaring education inflation rate, two former vice-chancellors argue. The comments come after the latest consumer price index from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals education is the largest single contributor to inflationary growth in the March quarter of 2022, with…


Study Reveals Pandemic Stress Led to Big Jump in Academic Cheating

Students under stress during the pandemic often used technology to cheat at higher rates, a new survey by four professors reveals. Cheating using smartphones, using multiple computers to avoid screen lock programs, or copying papers to turn in online aren’t new tactics. But these behaviors increased among students during COVID-19. The increase was worst in…


Law Professor Warns Against Australia’s Universities Becoming ‘Education Factories’

An emeritus law professor has warned about the risk of turning Australia’s universities into “education factories” that graduate people with poor skills and critical capability who could be easily influenced by the pervasive “woke culture.” Gabriel Moens, emeritus professor of law at University of Queensland, pointed out that the current education policy, which focuses on…


Former Pro Vice Chancellor Warns Against Australia’s Universities Becoming ‘Education Factories’

A former pro vice chancellor at Murdoch University has warned about the risk of turning Australia’s universities into “education factories” that graduate people with poor skills and critical capability who could be easily influenced by the pervasive “woke culture.” Gabriel Moens, who is also an emeritus professor of law at University of Queensland, pointed out…


DeSantis Signs Bill to Reform Higher Education

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a higher education reform bill on April 19 to hold faculty accountable, and ensure transparency with the curriculum. Under the new law, which takes effect July 1, tenured faculty will be reviewed every five years by a Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida, which will…


International Students in Australia,‘Cash Cows’ Milked for Research Dollars: Academic

An American academic has raised concerns about Australian universities’ treatment of international students whom he said have received a “really low-class education” while their money is being used to fund “big-ticket research” and drive up the universities’ rankings. During the launch event for his new book at the Centre for Independent Studies, Associate Professor at…


International Students in Australia, ‘Cash Cows’ Milked for Research Dollars: Academic

An American academic has raised concerns about Australian universities’ treatment of international students whom he said have received a “really low-class education” while their money is being used to fund “big-ticket research” and drive up the universities’ rankings. During the launch event for his new book at the Centre for Independent Studies, Associate Professor at…


For Young Adults, the Fallout From COVID Restrictions Has Been Significant

Commentary In a move consistent with Ontario’s trajectory, the University of Toronto and Ryerson University have decided to effectively end their COVID policies of mandatory masking and vaccination as a requirement for attendance come May 1. The University of Ottawa and Carleton University are following suit. In the University of Toronto’s case, the decision comes…


Government Should Not Fund Australia Universities to Create More Places: Academic

A distinguished scholar has advised the Australian government against giving the country’s 38 public universities more money to expand the number of places and instead suggested that improving the management of universities’ funding would be a “cost-effective” way to tackle the problem. Salvatore Babones, an Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS) and…


Book Review: ‘The Breakdown of Higher Education: How It Happened, the Damage It Does, and What Can Be Done’

There is no doubt that there is plenty wrong with higher education today. From the lack of free speech on campuses, to far-left indoctrination, to an abysmal ratio of conservative-to-liberal professors, to the exemption of American and military history in universities, one easily runs out of fingers pointing out all the things that have gone…