Dear Mark McGowan, you wouldn’t ask this of a mining company

West Australian universities are in the thick of a crisis that the McGowan government should address right away and ensure universities live up to noble expectations set out for them under state law, writes one of WA’s most reputed academics.

“A mining company or a hospital would never have a board without solid industry-specific expertise. Universities shouldn’t either – but many do.

Each of the WA university senates have 17 members, of which only a small minority have any professional experience in higher education, let alone as an academic.”

Read the whole article by Gerd Schröder-Turk here.

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