ERIC Number: ED334951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Performance Indicators in Higher Education: A Critical Analysis of Developing Practice. 2nd Edition. Higher Education Policy Series, 2.
Cave, Martin; And Others
This book is an updated account of the present use and status of performance indicators in British higher education set against the developing literature and experience of performance indicators in the United States and other countries and in view of the major shifts in higher education policy occurring in recent years. Chapter One explores key issues in the development of performance indicators. Chapter Two takes an overview of recent experience in the United Kingdom (UK), the United States, and other countries. Chapter Three and Four attempt a closer and more technical survey of the components of performance indicators of both teaching and research using surveys of research undertaken elsewhere. The approach relies on a distinction between research and teaching outputs and thus implicitly on a division of research-related and teaching-related costs. In Chapter Five the authors reflect on the different models of performance indicators and their modes of application moving from analysis of what is now being proposed in different systems to their own proposals of how they might be used within the UK context by funding bodies and within institutions. The book contains four figures and four tables, an index and a list of over 250 references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Evaluation Problems, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Personnel Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Research, Validity
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Performance Indicators; United Kingdom