Taking university teaching seriously
Watch an interview with Andrew Norton about the Higher Education Program report
Australian higher education is expanding rapidly. Yet about a quarter of students going to university on lower entry scores never complete their degrees, and a lot of money, time and talent goes to waste. One vital response is to improve the quality of teaching, which has long been neglected in Australian universities. A new scheme to create 2,500 teaching-focused positions across 12 universities would double the number of such positions in Australia and begin to spread a culture of high-quality teaching in our higher education system.