ERIC Number: ED464562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating the Regional Contribution of an HEI: A Benchmarking Approach. Good Practice.
Charles, David; Benneworth, Paul
This benchmarking tool is designed to help higher education institutions (HEIs) assess the contribution they are making to their region. It aims to encourage debate on a voluntary basis within and between individual HEIs, and to assess the contributions they are making to the economic and social development of their region and how those contributions might be developed. The three functions of the tool are: (1) assess improvements in the strategy, performance, and outcomes of HEI regional engagement; (2) help the HEI set its strategic priorities; and (3) support joint strategies within a regional partnership. The tool is not to be used by the Higher Education Funding Council for England as a basis for allocating resources. There are several elements in this tool. The first is analysis of existing quantitative indicators and the development of new quantitative measures of core, regionally oriented activities. The next step is benchmarking questions on aspects of institutional management and culture related to promoting regional engagement, and the final element consists of questions on the main themes of regional economic and social development. For each of these, good practice in support of regional processes is the benchmark to be attained. When HEIs do use this tool, it is up to them to decide how to follow up on the results and whether to make them available publicly. (SLD)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Resource Allocation, Universities
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Funding Council for England, Bristol.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)