25 May 2018
For all the criticism it gets, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank remains a cheap and efficient selection system that plausibly links entry criteria to academic outcomes.
25 October 2017
More than ever, universities have an incentive to respond to student interests, and the flexibility to do so. We should not distract them with policy changes that could easily make things worse.
28 May 2015
Changes over the last 25 years have helped give students and applied research a higher priority than they would otherwise have received. Policy has helped keep the “public” in public university.
28 October 2014
Andrew Norton’s submission to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee into the Higher Education Research and Reform Bill 2014.
21 July 2013
Whether universities are strong in research or not seems to make little difference to the qualities of their teaching. It is time to find new approaches to improving the way tertiary students learn.
24 April 2012
University teaching never developed into a proper profession, making managerial intervention necessary argues Andrew Norton.