The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education

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Vol. 2, No. 2, December

Foreword
This second edition of The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education for 2013 is being published following the election of a new government in Australia. The change of government has resulted in changes to the policy direction for the higher education...
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Introduction
This second issue for 2013 features some thought-provoking and diverse articles that reflect the various interests of our readers.In his opening invited commentary, Sheehan provides a very perceptive analysis of the recent changes in the political landscape...
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Commentary. New Government - New Policy Direction in Higher Education?
AbstractWith the recent election of the new Liberal government, new events and issues have arisen that may influence policy direction for higher education in Australia. This paper focuses on these issues and considers possible consequences for the non-university...
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Research Report - Higher Education Enrolment Growth: Exploring Recent Change by Provider Type
Summary of Report prepared by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)1AbstractThis paper provides a snapshot of the higher education sector following recent policy changes...
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Towards Maturity: Academic Governance in the Non-University Higher Education Sector
AbstractAppropriate academic governance arrangements for non-university higher education providers are critical to ensure continuing quality in the academic programs of those institutions. Over the last fifteen years there has been substantial growth...
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An Exploration into "Private" Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Improving Quality and Accessibility?
AbstractThe last decade has witnessed exceptional growth in the number of higher education institutions in Saudi Arabia. This paper describes the status of private higher education institutions in Saudi Arabia and investigates the impact of the rapid...
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Vol. 2, No. 1, June

Who Do You Think You Are? Profile of International Students in a Private HE Provider Pathway Program: Implications for International Education
AbstractIn recent decades, higher education (HE) in Australia has undergone enormous changes, not least of which is the composition of the student population, most markedly reflected in the large numbers of international students who avail themselves...
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Foreword
Welcome to issue 1, 2013 of The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education. This issue features a broad range of topics, issues, and opinions of interest to the wide cross section of our readers.The opening commentary by Daniel Edwards is an enlightening...
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Introduction
I welcome the opportunity to write a brief introduction to the five articles included in this issue of the journal, hoping that they will provide some thought-provoking insights and inspire contributors to submit articles for future publication.This...
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Commentary. Growing Australian Higher Education: Achieving Targets and Rethinking Provision
AbstractHigher education in Australia has been following a growth trajectory unmatched for the past 20 years. This paper shows that while the recent growth in university enrolments over the past few years has been facilitated by the federal government's...
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A Culture of Scholarship: Opportunities and Challenges for the Non-University Higher Education Sector
AbstractThe objective of this article is to explore the nature of scholarship in the context of non-university higher education providers that see themselves as teaching-intensive or teaching-only institutions.While the development of a culture of scholarship...
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Quality and Regulation of Australian Tertiary Education: Searching for a Sustainable Quality Assurance Framework
AbstractThe private tertiary education sector has experienced ongoing growth in Australia. Based on current trends, this sector is predicted to grow, contributing to the social and economic development of Australia and many other countries. While the...
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Commentary on "Proliferation of Private Universities: The Nigerian Experience"
IntroductionOne of the stated aims of The ACPET Journal for Private Higher Education is that it "takes a broad, innovative, and international focus across various aspects of higher education." Therefore, it is pleasing to receive an article on private...
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Proliferation of Private Universities: The Nigerian Experience
AbstractIn this paper I examine the development of university education in Nigeria from 1948 to the present, in particular the development of private universities from 1999. In 2012, the country had 50 private universities, as well as 75 government-owned...
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Vol. 1, No. 2, December

Commentary. Higher Education Tuition Subsidies: An Unnecessary Public Expense?
AbstractHigher education tuition subsidies will cost the Commonwealth Government about $6 billion in 2012-13. Given that higher education's private benefits are likely to attract students with lower or no tuition subsidies, it is not clear that this...
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The Perceptions and Attitudes of International Students towards Plagiarism
AbstractConcern about plagiarism and academic dishonesty among international students studying in Western institutions has emerged in the academic literature. Debates about the reasons leading to the increased number of students breaking the academic...
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The Student Experience in Private Higher Education in Australia
AbstractPrivate higher education has been evolving in Australia during the past decade, with record numbers of students enrolling. This expansion in private higher education is attributed to many factors. These include changes to government policy related...
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From Pathway to Destination: A Preliminary Investigation into the Transition of Pathway Students to Undergraduate Study
AbstractThis article describes the results of a study conducted into the transition of students from a diploma course into mainstream university undergraduate programs. The main aim of the study was to explore the issues that relate to successful transition...
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A Unique Approach to Work-Integrated Learning: Meeting Industry, Student and Educator Needs through Academic and Experiential Elements
AbstractWork-integrated learning (WIL) is an increasingly important component of tertiary education courses. This paper presents an action-based research project describing a concurrent industry placement and formal education WIL model that integrates...
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Foreword
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...
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Vol. 1, No. 1, June

Foreword
Over the last few years, the private higher education system in Australia has experienced a period of continuous change and growth. With over 120 independent institutions around Australia, private higher education is making its mark by its innovative,...
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Was It Worth It? the Effectiveness of External Quality Audit in a Private Higher Education Institution
AbstractExternal quality audits of universities have been in place for many years in various countries. External quality agencies funded by the government have been established to undertake audits of universities, private providers (both vocational and...
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The Australian School of Management's Business Degree Curriculum: An Innovation in Collaborative Symbiosis
AbstractOrganisational growth is achieved when good business practices are underscored by sound management and leadership skills. These skills largely stem from good education and training derived from undergraduate business management curricula. However,...
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Curriculum Review at a New Zealand Private College: Dissecting the Knowledge Typology, Curriculum Logic, and Cognitive Complexity
AbstractUsing the explanatory conceptual framework developed as part of the South Africa-Norway Tertiary Education Development Project, the Bachelor of Natural Medicine at the South Pacific College of Natural Therapies (SPCNT) was analysed in order to...
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Developing a Strategic Capability for Student Engagement Using Social Capital: A Case Study at a Pathways College
AbstractThe importance of international education to Australia's economy has led to a strong interest in the international student experience. To conceptualise the student experience, student engagement is used. Although the student engagement literature...
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