Academic journal article The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education

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Academic journal article The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education

Foreword

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Following the successful release and critical recognition of the first edition of The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the second edition. This journal provides a forum for communication between researchers, educators and senior management in private higher education, as well as policy makers and consultants who have an interest in this sector. In particular, it aims to nurture research skills among teaching staff in private institutions, because research enhances teaching, and vice versa, teaching enlivens and sustains research.

In this issue we are presenting two new features for our journal. First, we have introduced a commentary section aimed at promoting debate and discussion about current issues in higher education. Commentaries in the form of responses to articles published in prior issues of the Journal are also welcome and may be considered for publication. We encourage our readers to submit original commentaries on relevant issues, and priority will be given to contributions which are substantial, lively, original, and have a broad appeal.

The second new feature introduced in this issue is the offer made to our readers and their organisations to access the growing private higher education sector in Australia and beyond by advertising their services and products in the journal. I encourage you to consider this opportunity and support this great initiative.

This issue of our journal contains a selection of topics and some controversial comments and opinions.

The opening commentary by Andrew Norton adds to the public discussion raised by his recent report Graduate Winners released by the Grattan Institute. Andrew's challenging proposal for a reduction of tuition subsidies to universities brings out some interesting implications for the private higher education sector. …

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