Overview - University of Wollongong Teaching & Learning Journal


Paul ElseFollow


As most academics know, universities are changing. Higher education has been 'opened up' in order to make it more readily accessible to students and in the process, it has become part of a standard education rather than an accessory to it. The present state is one of transition where universities are 'seeing' increasing student numbers, a reduction in academic entry levels (Garcia, 1997), competition between institutes for the 'better' students, and increased student expectations (based on incurred cost). All of these changes are taking place in the absence of comparable increases in resources.