ERIC Number: ED344534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Learning: The Forgotten Dimension? EAIR 1989 Forum Paper.
Government pressures for universities to demonstrate greater efficiency while maintaining the quality of their activities have resulted in a range of performance indicators being adopted. However, questions of quality in teaching, learning, and research are hardly addressed by these indicators. Instead, more tangible measures of input and output predominate. The quality of learning arising from the experience of higher education is rarely considered, although any valid measure of a university's performance must take account of the intellectual development of its students. A combination of qualitative and quantitative evaluations is necessary to the process of monitoring standards and performance in higher education. Contains 16 references. (Author)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Evaluation Needs, Excellence in Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Intellectual Development, Quality Control, School Effectiveness
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
Note: Paper presented at the EAIR Forum: "Towards Excellence in European Higher Education in the 90's" (11th, Germany, August 27-30, 1989).