Yesterday Julia Gillard promised a My School companion, a My University website. There are already similar websites operating in the US and in the UK.
A My University website is a far better idea that the ‘performance funding’ policy foreshadowed last year, which will use much of the same data but hand out cash according to the DEEWR bureaucracy’s definition of ‘performance’. As I argued at the time, many of these measures do not clearly measure ‘performance’, or involve trade-offs that universities and students should decide on, not bureaucrats. If would-be students are given the data, they can determine what weight if any to give it.
The My University website concept needs to expand to include private providers of higher education. Continue reading “Should the My University website be the My Higher Education website?”