Global Summit 2010
    September 13, 2010
    Measuring Quality in (Post)Graduate Education and Research Training

     

    Brisbane, Australia

     

    Higher education and research systems around the world are engaged in intensified efforts to meaningfully measure the quality and outcomes of their programs. In part, these efforts are driven by governmental and societal demands for accountability and greater transparency surrounding what students and the larger society can expect to gain in return for their investment in higher education.

     

    To date, governments, pan-governmental organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the higher education sector have focused almost exclusively on quality assessment and learning outcomes at the undergraduate level. The more focused nature of (post)-graduate education however, particularly in its research component, almost universally requires specific outputs in the form of identifiable and transferable skills as well as theses and dissertations by which to judge the quality of research outcomes and the quality of education and training overall.

     

    Co-hosted by CGS, the Group of Eight (Go8), and the Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies in Australia (DDoGs), the 2010 Strategic Leaders Global Summit addressed specific types of quantitative and qualitative measurement designed to improve the quality and assess the outcomes of (post)-graduate education and research.

      

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    CGS contributions to the 2010 Summit were supported by a generous gift from ProQuest.

     

     

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