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Generic Graduate Attributes meet Threshold Learning Outcomes and Minimum Qualification Standards … or Why being generic is so last century

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Cook, PS, Generic Graduate Attributes meet Threshold Learning Outcomes and Minimum Qualification Standards or Why being generic is so last century, Nexis, 25, (2) pp. 22-24. ISSN 0728-1595 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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Abstract

The Dawkins revolution in 1987–88 fundamentally altered the Australian university sector towards commercialisation, managerialism, and corporatisation (Saunders 2006). Since this time, Australian universities have been made to become more accountable to students and external stakeholders. This includes the Federal government, which has progressively sought to increase accountability in the sector by requiring each Australian university to annually produce Quality Assurance and Improvement Plans (Al-Mahmood and Gruba 2007; Candy et al. 1994). These requirements have also been accompanied by other pressures, including increasing competition within the sector (for example, to create ‘distinctive’ learning experiences and degree programs), declines in federal funding, increased corporatisation of public universities, increased student enrolment, broader participation and a diverse student cohort

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Cook, PS (Dr Peta Cook)
ID Code:86193
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2013-08-28
Last Modified:2013-08-28
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