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Postgraduate Research Experience 2009 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Ali Radloff, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, B Guthrie, C Tilbrook Sep 2012

Postgraduate Research Experience 2009 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Ali Radloff, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, B Guthrie, C Tilbrook

Dr Daniel Edwards

Each year, graduates of Australian higher education institutions who have completed a doctoral or research masters degree are invited by their institution and Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) to respond to the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ) about four months after graduation. This report presents the results from the ninth PREQ survey conducted since 1999. The PREQ asks graduates to respond to 28 statements about seven aspects of their research degree. The first 27 statements measure the quality of supervision, the intellectual climate of the department in which the respondent studied, the development of generic skills, the quality of the infrastructure ...


Cognitive Skills Testing Program (Cstp) 2010 Pilot Test Summary Report, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards, Chris Freeman, Luc Le, Sam Hambur, Philip Brown Aug 2012

Cognitive Skills Testing Program (Cstp) 2010 Pilot Test Summary Report, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards, Chris Freeman, Luc Le, Sam Hambur, Philip Brown

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Forecasting University Enrolment And Completion Numbers For Victoria, Daniel Edwards Oct 2010

Forecasting University Enrolment And Completion Numbers For Victoria, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

This report is a culmination of the research and projection work previously completed for the Victorian Higher Education Expert Panel by ACER. The current report examines the components that will contribute to the higher education attainment numbers forecast for Victoria. Specifically, it looks at two main components; Victorian university graduates (with sub-components comprising domestic and international students) and university qualified people who obtained their degree outside of Australia. The estimates pertaining to Victorian university graduates have been converted into forecasts of commencement and completion numbers deemed necessary to meet the national attainment target by 2025. Detail about the Expert Panel ...


International Students’ Engagement With Effective Educational Practices : A Cross-National Comparison, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Bennett Coates, Ali Radloff Oct 2010

International Students’ Engagement With Effective Educational Practices : A Cross-National Comparison, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Bennett Coates, Ali Radloff

Dr Daniel Edwards

International students in USA universities have higher levels of engagement with their institution when compared to international students enrolled in Australasian universities. ❚ The largest difference between USA and Australian international students was related to student and staff interactions. ❚ The growth in engagement with their institution between first and later year students among the international cohort is more prominent among those enrolled in USA than those in Australia or New Zealand. ❚ Among Australasian higher education students the international student group on average have higher levels of engagement than domestic students. ❚ When compared cross-nationally, the engagement score difference between international students in ...


The Australian University Experience - What We Know (And What We Don't), Daniel Edwards Sep 2010

The Australian University Experience - What We Know (And What We Don't), Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Graduate Course Experience 2009 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire., Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Bruce Guthrie Sep 2010

Graduate Course Experience 2009 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire., Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman, Bruce Guthrie

Dr Daniel Edwards

Graduate Course Experience is an annual survey about the attitudes of graduates towards their courses and the skills they acquired while undertaking tertiary education. Once again, universities throughout the country participate in the survey.


Supply Issues For Science Academics In Australia: Now And In The Future, Daniel Edwards, Fred Smith Jun 2010

Supply Issues For Science Academics In Australia: Now And In The Future, Daniel Edwards, Fred Smith

Dr Daniel Edwards

Australia, like the rest of the developed world, is in the midst of dealing with notable issues related to the age structure of its academic workforce. These issues are widespread and have been articulated in the Australian context most comprehensively by Hugo (2008). This paper investigates issues with demographic change and other key

factors related to the desirability of a science or mathematics academic career within

Australian universities. It draws on the findings of a research project undertaken in 2008

for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The findings show that while demographic issues are not as dire ...


The Future Of The Research Workforce: Estimating Demand For Phds In Australia, Daniel Edwards Mar 2010

The Future Of The Research Workforce: Estimating Demand For Phds In Australia, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

s the developed world becomes more reliant on knowledge as a vital part of economic growth and development, the importance of highly skilled workers who can create, disseminate and use new knowledge becomes integral. Within Australia, recent policies relating to higher education and research have prompted new thinking about the extent to which the research training in Australia is able to facilitate growth, given the economy's current reliance on natural resources is unsustainable (Cutler, 2008). This paper draws on work undertaken for the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research specified to examine issues relating to the research ...


Student Aptitude Test For Tertiary Admission (Satta) Pilot Program: Evaluation Report For The Department Of Education, Employment And Workplace Relations (Deewr), Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman Feb 2010

Student Aptitude Test For Tertiary Admission (Satta) Pilot Program: Evaluation Report For The Department Of Education, Employment And Workplace Relations (Deewr), Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards, Tim Friedman

Dr Daniel Edwards

Since 2007 the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has funded the Student Aptitude Test for Tertiary Admission (SATTA) pilot program. SATTA involves the supply, management and evaluation of uniTEST, and the evaluation of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). This report documents the evaluation phase of the program, focusing in particular on various aspects of uniTEST. Seven recommendations are made. Significant policy change is planned for Australian higher education over the next few years, with both government and institutions seeking new ways to make the system larger, more inclusive and more productive. In this context ...


Tertiary Education Advice For Growth Area Framework Plans, Daniel Edwards, Conor King Dec 2009

Tertiary Education Advice For Growth Area Framework Plans, Daniel Edwards, Conor King

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.