Assessing outcomes of university study: an SUT pilot study of the perceived importance of generic skills outcomes


Ng, Gan Che; Heskin, Ken; Sharma, Raj

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In line with the national policy requirement to enhance quality assurance in higher education, Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) has, since 1992, funded several research projects which addressed quality issues. This paper is the outcome of one of those projects. The paper has two purposes. The first is to report a pilot network of exploring what outcomes the stakeholders of higher education regard as important for students to achieve as a result of their study at, and involvement in the activities of the universities. The second is to look briefly at the data emanating from the pilot study to get a sense of the kinds of perspective's which such an approach might yield in a properly focused, full-scale study.

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Journal of Institutional Research in Australasia, Vol. 3, no. 2 (Sep 1994), pp. 27-39




Australasian Association for Institutional Research


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