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Kinash, Shelley; Naidu, Vishen; Knight, Diana; Judd, Madelaine-Marie; Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Booth, Sara; Fleming, Julie; Santhanam, Elizabeth; Tucker, Beatrice; Tulloch, Marian – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The paper aims to disseminate solutions to common problems in student evaluation processes. It proposes that student evaluation can be applied to quality assurance and improving learning and teaching. The paper presents solutions in the areas of: presenting outcomes as performance indicators, constructing appropriate surveys, improving…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Quality Assurance
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Shah, Mahsood; Grebennikov, Leonid; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline four separate studies undertaken in two Australian universities between 2003 and 2012 on employer feedback on the quality of university graduates. Higher education has expanded significantly in the past decade. The expansion has been in student enrolments with a focus on increasing the participation…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, International Education, Higher Education, Feedback (Response)
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Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Li, Jinrui; Cai, Li Kun – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to explore academics' perspectives on the quality of appraisal evidence at a Chinese university. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey with both closed items and open-ended questions was distributed among all academics at the university (n = 1,538). A total of 512 responded to the questionnaire. The closed items…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Universities, Online Surveys
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Smithson, John; Birks, Melanie; Harrison, Glenn; Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Hitchins, Marnie – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine current approaches to interpretation of student evaluation data and present an innovative approach to developing benchmark targets for the effective and efficient use of these data. Design/Methodology/Approach: This article discusses traditional approaches to gathering and using student feedback…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Data, Evaluation Utilization, College Students
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Shah, Mahsood; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2012
Purpose: Teaching and unit evaluations surveys are used to assess the quality of teaching and the quality of the unit of study. An analysis of teaching and unit evaluation survey practices in Australian universities suggests significant changes. One key change discussed in the paper is the shift from voluntary to mandatory use of surveys with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Student Experience
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Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Pawley, David; Mertova, Patricie – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to report on how an Administrative Division at a research-intensive Australian university utilised feedback data from the Learning and Growth Survey, to initiate changes. Design/methodology/approach: This paper refers to the actions taken by the Administrative Division to the results obtained from the Learning and Growth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Surveys, College Administration
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Nair, Chenicheri Sid; Mertova, Patricie – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a framework that can be utilized in the design of graduate employer surveys carried out by tertiary institutions as a form of monitoring their graduate attributes. It further aims to identify the potential issues and challenges that may be involved in undertaking such a survey.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Employer Attitudes, College Graduates