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ERIC Number: EJ1055593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
Study of Australian Multi-Campus Universities
Scott, Geoff; Grebennikov, Leonid; Johnston, Kim
Journal of Institutional Research, v13 n1 p1-23 Nov 2007
This study investigates whether Australian multi-campus universities are distinctive in terms of their student profile by field of education (FOE), funding and expenditure profiles, and learning and teaching outcomes, and identifies the implications for higher education policy and funding. Both parametric and non-parametric techniques are used to explore links between various measures of profile and performance for 38 Australian universities. The results show that Australian multi-campus universities have different educational and funding profiles to the rest of the sector, including a lower total revenue per student. Differences in cost profiles across universities are more strongly associated with their age than with their campus structure. No statistically significant differences in performance related to learning and teaching are found between multi-campus and other universities. The study concludes that multi-campus universities are achieving similar performance outcomes with fewer resources and that an objective measure of the extent of multi-campus university operations should be recognised and used in government funding allocation formulae.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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