ERIC Number: ED462907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Information on Quality and Standards in Higher Education. Final Report of the Task Group.
Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
As part of the revised method for quality assurance in higher education in England, a Task Group was established to identify the categories of data, information, and judgments about quality and standards of teaching and learning that should be available within higher education institutions (HEIs), and those that should be published. The Task Group published a document in November 2001 (HEFCE-01/66) setting out interim proposals and inviting responses. This report gives the Task Group's final recommendations in light of the consultation responses and wider discussions. The recommendations cover: (1) the main headings for collecting information about quality and standards of learning and teaching; (2) quantitative data to be assembled and published by HEIs; and (3) qualitative information to be published. The report also contains an analysis of the responses to the interim proposals and discussions of changes made to those proposals. Other recommendations are made for the format and method of publication of qualitative information. Also discussed are the steps that must be taken before the revised method for quality assurance can be implemented. Five attachments (annexes) contain detailed information and proposed templates for publishing results and summaries. (SLD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Data Collection, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Learning, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Standards
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)