Booth, S and Coolbear, P, Enhancing our understanding of the potential of international peer review benchmarking for quality improvement, Proceedings of the 2015 Australian Association for Institutional Research Forum, 9-11 November 2015, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1-10. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]
Official URL: http://www.aairforum2015.com.au/
This paper will provide an overview of an international benchmarking project with seven universities across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (UK). Ako Aotearoa commissioned a proof-of-concept project to specifically enhance understanding of peer review process benchmarking for quality improvement purposes. This aligns with the aims of New Zealand’s Academic Quality Agency’s (AQA) quality assurance processes and is a useful tool which universities may choose to employ.
The aims of the benchmarking project were to:
- Compare five key performance indicators:
- Support for priority learners and pathways into higher education;
- Teaching quality;
- Curriculum quality;
- Assessment; and
- Support for academic staff;
- Identify areas of good practice, areas for improvement/or further development and areas for sharing; and
- Enhance understanding of process benchmarking for quality improvement purposes.
Outcomes from the face-to-face peer review workshop in New Zealand will be discussed as well the lessons learnt from the comparison of international strategies in learning and teaching.
|Item Type:||Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||benchmarking, teaching quality, quality improvement, quality enhancement, external referencing, curriculum|
|Research Group:||Education systems|
|Research Field:||Higher education|
|Objective Division:||Education and Training|
|Objective Group:||Teaching and curriculum|
|Objective Field:||Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum|
|UTAS Author:||Booth, S (Dr Sara Booth)|
|Deposited By:||Curriculum and Academic Development|
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