ERIC Number: ED450655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Review of Research: Report on Consultation.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
This document reports the results of the consultation (questionnaire responses from higher education institutions) on a review of research policy and funding by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) published in September 2000 and outlines the HEFCE response to the review and the consultation. Responses were received from 164 institutions of higher education. The proposal to continue to fund research selectively, on the basis of quality at a departmental level, was supported by the higher education sector and other stakeholders. The principles underlying the Research Assessment Exercise proved uncontroversial, with 98% of the responses supporting the retention for the process of research assessment outlined, which was to be based on peer review. More than half of respondents agreed with the review's recommendations that the HEFCE should maintain funding levels for departments with ratings of 5 and 5* in the future. Nearly 90% of respondents supported the proposal that funds should be retained for departments rated 3a and 3b. There was unanimous support for the creation of an independent Arts and Humanities Research Board. Respondents also supported exploring new funding streams, working with other bodies to establish standards for research degree provision, and studying progression for women and minority faculty and staff development in general. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Research, Responses
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Northavon House, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QD, England. Tel: 0117-931-7317; Fax: 0117-931-7203; Web site: www.hefce.ac.uk.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)