Universities set for major change

“Universities face major changes, from scrapping the traditional academic year to throwing out the current degree grading system, senior academics say. More support is needed for part-time students and contracts for academic staff must also be more flexible. The proposals are set out in a series of papers published as part of a review of the higher education sector, ordered by Universities Secretary John Denham. The review comes ahead of an analysis of tuition fees due out next year …” (more)

[BBC News, 12 November]

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