Excellent measures precede measures of excellence
Source TitleProceedings of the AUQF 2006: Quality outcomes and diversity
PublisherAustralian Universities Quality Agency
University of Melbourne Author/sCoates, Hamish
AffiliationMelbourne Graduate School of Education, LH Martin Institute
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsCoates, H. (2006). Excellent measures precede measures of excellence. In Proceedings of the AUQF 2006: Quality outcomes and diversity, Perth, Australia.
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2006 Hamish Coates
This paper identifies quantifiable indicators that might enhance the national evaluation of learning and teaching in Australian higher education. It begins by setting out a framework suitable for guiding the identification and selection of indicators. After a brief critical review of current indicator possibilities, it defines a number of possible indicators that might be developed. The paper works from the premise that as greater significance is placed on the outcomes of measurement, we need to place greater significance on measurement itself. It is imperative that appropriate and contemporary analytical methods are used, and that evaluations are developed in ways that ensure that the basic availability of data does not dictate the approach.
Keywordshigher education; universities; quality control; measurement; verification; Australia
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