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The Market for Learning

Leading Transparent Higher Education

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Scanning the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hamish Coates
      Pages 3-11
  3. Clarifying Transparency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Hamish Coates
      Pages 33-43
    3. Hamish Coates
      Pages 45-61
  4. Enhancing Reporting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Hamish Coates
      Pages 65-89
    3. Hamish Coates
      Pages 91-101
  5. Improvement Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Hamish Coates
      Pages 105-120
    3. Hamish Coates
      Pages 121-134
    4. Hamish Coates
      Pages 135-147
    5. Hamish Coates
      Pages 149-157
  6. Progressing Transparency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159

About this book


Improving transparency is critical to the future of higher education. This book articulates the role and necessity of transparency to creating substantial opportunities for innovation and transformation.

Current global crises imperil exactly the kinds of progress higher education has helped to create. The sector must contribute now like never before. But it must put its own house in order first, and do a better job conveying its value and transformative potential.

The book offers a transparency roadmap: it reveals the pressures reshaping higher education, clarifies the value and nature of transparency, examines emerging reporting platforms, reviews improvement opportunities for students, faculty, institutions and systems, and forecasts how to engineer important next steps.

The text synthesises diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives, incorporating analysis of quality and productivity, academic work and leadership, indicators and metrics, commercial trends and institutional models, as well as student learning and outcomes. It creates new futures for higher education by integrating and opening up issues that have been confined largely to insiders.


Transparent Universities academic work and leadership higher education leadership higher education management institutional models quality and productivity transparency in higher education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Hamish Coates is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE). Through research and development, Hamish focuses on improving the quality and productivity of higher education. Core interests include large-scale evaluation, tertiary education policy, institutional strategy, assessment methodology, learner engagement, and academic work and leadership. He has initiated and led many projects, including numerous national and international surveys.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Market for Learning
  • Book Subtitle Leading Transparent Higher Education
  • Authors Hamish Coates
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-2871-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9726-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-2873-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 169
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
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