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Invited Submission To The Parliament Of Victoria Education And Training Committee Inquiry Into Geographical Differences In The Rate In Which Victorian Students Participate In Higher Education, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards Aug 2012

Invited Submission To The Parliament Of Victoria Education And Training Committee Inquiry Into Geographical Differences In The Rate In Which Victorian Students Participate In Higher Education, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Development And Piloting Of The Victoria University Student Dividend, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards Aug 2012

Development And Piloting Of The Victoria University Student Dividend, Hamish Coates, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The VU Student Dividend reflects a new approach to improving learning in Australian tertiary education. It is a landmark study that sets an important precedent, being the first institution level assessment of learning outcomes conducted to monitor and improve the quality of education. The Victoria University (VU) Student Dividend was conceptualised by VU, and developed and implemented by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The student assessment and graduate survey were piloted in 2008. The VU Student Dividend reflects an assessment of the extent to which VU’s courses and programs prepare students and graduates to engage productively in ...


Postgraduate Research Experience 2007 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, B Guthrie, S Nesteroff Jul 2009

Postgraduate Research Experience 2007 : The Report Of The Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, B Guthrie, S Nesteroff

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 eighth 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 ...


Address To The Annual General Meeting, ‘Science And Maths Postgraduates In Australia – Project Outcomes And Update', Daniel Edwards Sep 2008

Address To The Annual General Meeting, ‘Science And Maths Postgraduates In Australia – Project Outcomes And Update', Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

No abstract provided.


Enhancing International Student Engagement In Australian Higher Education - Evidence From The 2007 Australasian Survey Of Student Engagement, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates Sep 2008

Enhancing International Student Engagement In Australian Higher Education - Evidence From The 2007 Australasian Survey Of Student Engagement, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates

Dr Daniel Edwards

This analysis of data from the inaugural Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) sheds light on the engagement and experiences of undergraduate international students in Australia. This paper first examines the differences in individual characteristics of international and domestic students, and explores disparities in specific areas of course engagement and university experiences of international students when compared to their domestic classmates. The paper then focuses on the six scales of student engagement used in the AUSSE and shows that there are differences within the international student cohort depending on field of study, year level and family education history. It concludes ...


Auqf2008 : Quality & Standards In Higher Education : Making A Difference, Daniel Edwards May 2008

Auqf2008 : Quality & Standards In Higher Education : Making A Difference, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

The use of data for benchmarking purposes in the higher education sector has increased in recent years, especially in relation to monitoring student perceptions of the university experience. Data sets that enable institutional and national analysis of the course perceptions of specific groups of students are now more valuable than ever. This paper examines the course experiences of international fee-paying graduates from Australian universities as they were articulated through the Graduate Careers Australia Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) and the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE). These students have become an increasingly important group within the Australian university sector over the ...


What Happens When Supply Lags Behind Demand? Disadvantaged Students And The Ever Increasing Competition For University Places, Daniel Edwards Jan 2008

What Happens When Supply Lags Behind Demand? Disadvantaged Students And The Ever Increasing Competition For University Places, Daniel Edwards

Dr Daniel Edwards

Competition for entry to university has escalated in Australia over the past decade. This rise in competition is attributable to a number of factors, a major one being that the provision of university places has not kept pace with growth in the population of university-aged persons. Using the city of Melbourne as a case study, this article highlights the impact that rising competition for university has had on two disadvantaged groups; those from the Government school sector and those from areas of low socioeconomic status. It finds that the opportunities for university entrance among tertiary applicants in these two groups ...


Graduate Course Experience 2007 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, B Guthrie, S Nesteroff Dec 2007

Graduate Course Experience 2007 : The Report Of The Course Experience Questionnaire, Daniel Edwards, Hamish Coates, B Guthrie, S Nesteroff

Dr Daniel Edwards

This report analyses the course experience perceptions of those graduates who completed the requirements for a coursework degree from an Australian higher education institution in 2006 and who responded to the 2007 Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). It is the fifteenth report in a series that began in 1993 but it may also be considered to be the sixth in a new series of reports on the expanded CEQ because the structure of the questionnaire since 2002 differs considerably from earlier versions. Several further revisions have been incorporated into this report, such as a greater emphasis on results pertaining to postgraduate ...