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HDR Student Benchmarking Project 2011: Final Report and Proposed Action Plan


Frappell, P and Booth, S and Reardon, G and Marchant, T and Callaway, T and Percy, A and Gill, N and Dippenaar, R and Sullivan, J and Woodley, L and Dumpleton, D and Horn, R and Michie, G and Sainsbury, H, HDR Student Benchmarking Project 2011: Final Report and Proposed Action Plan pp. 1-15. (2012) [Substantial Review]

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The HDR Student Benchmarking project provided a rare opportunity to review and compare support processes for higher degrees by research (HDR) candidates in depth at different Australian universities. The benchmarking between Deakin University, the University of Tasmania and the University of Wollongong has produced a timely report card on the health of the support for HDR candidates at UTAS. The self-review process identified a number of areas of good practice and areas for improvement. There are a number of initiatives already underway to rectify shortcomings. The peer review process affirmed the self-review assessment that UTAS has implemented a number of changes which have benefitted HDR candidates and supervisors, but more work needs to be done to improve other aspects of support mechanisms.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:higher degree research, benchmarking, evaluation
Research Division:Education
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:Frappell, P (Professor Peter Frappell)
UTAS Author:Booth, S (Dr Sara Booth)
UTAS Author:Reardon, G (Dr Gail Reardon)
ID Code:107607
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:DVC - Education
Deposited On:2016-03-18
Last Modified:2016-05-16
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