ERIC Number: ED390370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Charters and Change: An Evaluation of the Further and Higher Education Charter for Scotland.
Hall, John; And Others
A study was done to evaluate the initial impact of the 1993 Further and Higher Education Charter for Scotland which sets out a framework for the standards of service that students, employers and members of the community can expect from universities and colleges. The main focus of the evaluation was the degree of awareness of the Charter among students, staff, and employers and the extent to which further and higher education institutions were already addressing the areas covered by the Charter. Information was gathered from a variety of respondents including current and potential students, employers, and teaching staff. In addition, detailed studies were carried out at six institutions. Some findings included the following: (1) at all six institutions studied in detail, the Charter had been promoted using publicity materials; (2) staff in Further Education institutions knew of the existence of the Charter, in all other groups only a minority were aware of it; (3) senior staff were quick to point out that their institutions were doing nearly all that the Charter recommended before the publication of the Charter; (4) a survey of all institutions revealed that almost all either had institutional charters or intended to have one; and (5) for the majority of students, their experience of further and higher education lived up to the standards described in the Charter. Includes 27 tables and 24 figures. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrators, College Faculty, College Students, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Standards
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John St., Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers: Further and Higher Educ Charter 1993 (Scotland); Scotland