Changing higher education for good
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There has been much to think about in universities in the last 18 months, adjusting to short-term emergencies such as campus closures, shifts online and revenue hits. There has also been cause to reconsider how universities are set for the medium term regarding what they stand for, their reputation and how they look after their people.
Now semester 1 is over. We had hoped we would be back on campuses with our students, and some were, in part. But is any university, or its staff group, any more certain of what will happen next semester than they were before this one started, in any state in Australia?
Leading an Australian university just got even more difficult. Minister Alan Tudge clarified in his UA conference speech what many feared. There is no new public funding for the sector.
Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at University of British Columbia, Professor Lynn Bosetti gives insights into how Australian leaders in universities encounter academic workforces using incivility as behaviour to resist change and attempts at strategic direction.