Sun.Sep 24, 2023

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National Skills Passport Doesn't Need $9M Consultation: Just Get On With It

Higher Education Whisperer

Tom Worthington's digital ANU certificate, Copyright ANU 2013The Australian Government has announced consultation on a National Skills Passport. This is a teaser, from an Employment White Paper due out tomorrow. The government proposes to spend $9M on a business case and consultation.

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21 Experiential Fall Learning Activities for High School Students

Experiential Learning Depot

Experiential learning is awesome all of the time, but experiential fall learning activities are favorites. Fall is unique in so many ways. The weather begins to change, wildlife prepares for winter, many farmers harvest their crops, seasonal illnesses begin to creep in (not my favorite), kids gear up for winter sports, fall flavors make a brief appearance, and the holiday season comes on strong.


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How a Light Bulb Moment Inspired Us to Create a Game-Changing Course

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

Have you ever had a light bulb go off in your head after a couple years of doing the same thing? That’s what happened to us, and ultimately, what led us to creating something that turned out to be a valuable experience. Our assessment office was roughly two years old and housed five full-time staff, four of whom were heavily involved in day-to-day consultations with colleagues across 20+ departments within our student affairs division.

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Tuition Increase, Budget Decrease - Noah Hackbart, Northern Iowan

Ray Schroeder

With a lot of changes in store for the 2023-24 school year at the University of Northern Iowa, tuition is on the rise and the university’s general budget is on the decline. Over the summer, the Iowa Board of Regents approved tuition increases at all three of the public regent institutions, including UNI. Here, in-state and out-of-state tuition for both undergraduate and graduate students increased by 3.5%.

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Albanese government pledges $41m for six Tafe centres of excellence and more higher apprenticeships

The Guardian Higher Education

White paper to be released on Monday promises new policy initiatives including national skills passport Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Albanese government will spend an extra $41m in a bid to double higher apprenticeships in the care economy, digitisation and net zero, three priorities identified by the employment white paper.

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Budget challenges lead to reduced staffing ahead of spring semester - Alice Momany, Miami Student

Ray Schroeder

Four Miami University departments under Academic Affairs will see reduced staffing at the start of the spring 2024 semester as the university navigates budgetary challenges. In an email to The Miami Student, Miami’s Provost Elizabeth Mullenix confirmed Miami Online, the Office of Exploratory Studies, the American Culture and English Program (ACE) and the Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) would see reduced staffing.