Recent publications

Below is a list of our recent research publications. More publications are also available in the following pages:


The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from Two Decades, 1994-2014

An analysis of trends over a twenty-year preiod in the attitudes and experiences of first year students in Australian universities. Based on the national survey of first year students undertaken by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at five-yearly intervals since 1994.

Chi Baik, Ryan Naylor and Sophie Arkoudis

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LTI: Learning and Teaching Initiative Grants 2012-2013: A Review

A report on some of the innovative ideas in the University of Melbourne's eLearning area from the Learning and Teaching Initiative Grants scheme's 2012/2013 cohort.

Jon Pearce and Gregor Kennedy

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Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment
International Perspectives
Series: Higher Education Research and Policy - Volume 6

Hamish Coates

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Data snapshots - MOOCS @ the University of Melbourne 2013-2014

Gregor Kennedy

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English language proficiency and employability framework
Research commissioned by Australia Education International.

Sophie Arkoudis, Chi Baik, Emmaline Bexley and Lachlan Doughney

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The Age of STEM
Educational policy and practice across the world in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Edited by Brigid Freeman, Simon Marginson and Russell Tytler

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Good Practice Report – English Language Proficiency

Sophie Arkoudis & Lachlan Doughney

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Good Feedback Practices (2014)
Prompts and guidelines for reviewing and enhancing
feedback for students

Ryan Naylor, Chi Baik, Christine Asmar and Kim Watty

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University student finances in 2012:
A study of the financial circumstances of domestic and international students in Australia’s universities. Canberra: Universities Australia.
Bexley, E., Daroesman, S., Arkoudis, S. & James, R. (2012).
Canberra: Universities Australia. Download PDF

Tertiary Education Policy in Australia

Edited by Marginson, S.

Written and published by the
Centre for the Study of Higher Education
University of Melbourne

Date: July 2013

Dedicated to the memory of Professor Grant Harman.

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Digital Natives: Exploring the diversity of young people’s experience with technology
Corrin, L., Bennett, S. & Lockyer, L. (in press)., In Huang, R., Kinshuk, & Spector, J. M. (Eds.) Reshaping Learning - The Frontiers of Learning Technologies in Global Context, New York: Springer-Verlag.

APEC higher education diploma supplement: Development and Implementation

James, R., Keating, J., (MGSE), Harris, K-L., Bateman, A.(2011-2012)
Funded by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

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English Language Standards in Higher Education - From entry to exit
Arkoudis, S., Baik, C. & Richardson, S. (2012)

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A Background in Science

Harris, K-L. (2011-2012)
Commissioned by the Australian Council of Deans of Science (July 2012

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Data on Australian Universities in Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2004-2012

Compiled by Marginson, S.

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Internationalising the student experience in Australian tertiary education:
Developing criteria and indicators

Arkoudis, S., Baik, C., Marginson, S. & Cassidy, E. (2012)
Prepared for Australian Education International.

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Access to higher education in Victoria under the national demand drive system
Newnham, E., Anderson, M. & James, R.
Report prepared for the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

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Shaken not stirred? Development of One Tertiary Education sector in Australia

Wheelahan, L., Arkoudis, S., Moodie, G., Fredman, N. & Bexley, E. (2012)
Commissioned report prepared for NCVER.

Available from NCVER

Evaluating e-learning: Guiding research and practice.
Phillips, R., McNaught, C. & Kennedy, G. (2012). New York: Routledge.

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Australian Higher Education Policy and Practice
Palmer, N. (2012). Melbourne, Australia: Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne.

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Quasi-Absolute Time in Francisco Suárez's Metaphysical Disputations. Intellectual History Review
Bexley, E. (2012), 22:1, 5-22.

Available from Taylor & Francis online

The CRC Contribution to Research Training

Palmer, N. (2012).
Commissioned report prepared for the Cooperative Research Centres Association.

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Finding common ground: Enhancing interaction between domestic and international students (webpage with video and report)

Sophie Arkoudis (Project Director), Chi Baik, Shanton Chang (Melbourne), Ian Lang (Melbourne), Kim Watty (Melbourne), Helen Borland (Victoria), Amanda Pearce (Victoria) & Josephine Lang (RMIT)
Funded by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council
CSHE as lead agency

The Australian Academic Profession in Transition

Bexley, E., James, R. & Arkoudis, S. (2011)
Commissioned report prepared for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Regenerating the Academic Workforce: The careers, intentions and motivations of higher degree research students in Australia.

Edwards, D., Bexley, E. & Richardson, S. (2011).
Canberra: Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations.

Ideas for Intercultural Education
Marginson, S. & Sawir, E. Palgrave Macmillan, New York (2011, November)

Available from Macmillan online

Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education
King, R., Marginson, S. and Naidoo, R. (eds.) (2011), published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham, UK.

Available from Edward Elgar Publishing

Education for sustainability in university curricula - Policies and practice in Victoria

Leihy, P. & Salazar, J. (2011)
Prepared for Sustainability Victoria

Education for sustainability in university curricula - Policies and practice in Victoria

Leihy, P. & Salazar, J. (2011)
Prepared for Sustainability Victoria

APEC Higher Education Diploma Supplement project
James, R., (Project Director), Harris, H-L., Meek, L., (LHMartin Institute) & Harman, G., (New England)
Funded by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat

Available from APEC

Improving selection for tertiary places in Victoria
James, R., Bexley, E., & Shearer, M.
Funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD) and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)
Selection and participation in higher education
Palmer, N., Bexley, E. & James, R. (March 2011). A report commissioned by the Group of Eight.
Including the other: Regulation of the human rights of mobile students in a nation-bound world
Marginson, S. Higher Education, published online, 27 May (2011). DOI: 10.1007/s10734-011-9454-7

Universities and the Public Sphere: Knowledge creation and state building in the era of globalization
Pusser, B., Kempner, K., Marginson S. and Ordorika, I. (eds.) Routledge, New York (2011, August)

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Casual academics: Australia’s hidden workforce
Bexley, E. & Baik, C. (2011). Higher Education Forum, 8, 61-74. RIHE, Hiroshima.

Improving Temporal Bone Dissection Using Self-Directed Virtual Reality Simulation
Zhao Y, Kennedy G, Yukawa, K., Pyman, B., & O’Leary S. (2011). Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 144 (3), 357 – 364.

Available from SAGE journals online

Can virtual reality simulator be used as a training aid to improve cadaver temporal bone dissection? Results of a randomized blinded control trial
Zhao, Y., Kennedy, G., & O’Leary, S. (2011). The Laryngoscope, 121 (4), 831-837.

Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic responses to globalization
Marginson, S., Kaur, S. and Sawir, E. (eds.) Springer, Dordrecht (2011, August) (Book cover)

Available from Springer online

Equity, status and freedom: A note on higher education
Marginson, S. Cambridge Journal of Education, 41 (1), pp. 23-36 (2011).

Measurement and evidence of computer-based task switching and multitasking by 'Net Generation' students.
Judd, T.S. & Kennedy, G.E. (2011). Computers & Education, 56 (3) 625-631.

Available from Science Direct

Higher Education in East Asia and Singapore: Rise of the Confucian Model
Marginson, S. Higher Education, 61 (5), pp. 587-611 (2011)

On Quality and Standards in Research Training

Palmer, N. (2011).
Melbourne, Australia: Centre for the Study of Higher Education.


International Student Security
Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Sawir, E. & Forbes-Mewett, H.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2010)

Available from Cambridge University Press

Writing blah, blah, blah: Academics' approaches and challenges in supporting international students
Arkoudis, S. & Tran, L. (2010), International Journal for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 22(2), 169-178. 

Imagination: Three models of imagination in the age of the knowledge economy
Murphy, P., Peters, M. & Marginson, S.
Peter Lang, New York (2010). Winner of a Critics Choice Award  from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)   

Available from Peter Lang Publishers

Global Creation: Space, mobility and synchrony in the age of the knowledge economy
Marginson, S., Murphy, P. & Peters, M.
Peter Lang, New York (2010)

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Medical students’ use of Facebook to support learning: Insights from four case studies.
Gray, K., Annabell, L. & Kennedy, G. (2010). Medical Teacher, 32 (12), 971-976.
The limits of market reform in higher education
Marginson, S. Higher Education Forum, 7, March, pp. 1-19. Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (2010).

A five-year study of on-campus Internet use by undergraduate biomedical students
Judd, T. & Kennedy, G. (2010). Computers & Education, 55, 164-1571.

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Digital Divides? Student and staff perceptions of information and communication technologies.
Waycott, J., Bennett, J., Kennedy, G., Dalgarno, B. & Gray K. (2010). Computers and Education, 54 (4), 1202-1211.

Available from Science Direct