Professor Richard James
Professor of Higher Education
University of Melbourne
Richard James is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.
research interests in the field of higher education include the quality of the student experience, equity, quality assurance and academic standards.
He has published on assessment, evaluation and higher education standards, and has been a member of national reference groups on performance measurement and performance indicators.
has wide-ranging research interests in higher education that centre on the quality of the student experience.
research program spans access and equity, the transition to university, student finances, student engagement, quality assurance and academic standards.
has published widely on the effects of social class on higher education aspirations and participation.
Richard's research interests also include studies of aspects of teaching and learning, including the assessment of student learning, the influences of disciplines of approaches to teaching, the teaching-research nexus and peer review of teaching.
With CSHE colleagues he
developed the framework, criteria and guidelines for the Australian Awards for University Teaching program of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council