06 mars 2019

Yes, the grade reliability problem can be solved

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"I had no idea that the results of school exams were so unreliable. And so variable by subject too – 4% wrong for Maths, 44% wrong for History. There’s another blog too, showing the evidence that scripts marked at grade boundaries have only about a 50% chance of being awarded the right grade, even for Maths. More...

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Thoughts from HEPI/AdvanceHE House of Common’s Seminar: Boom or bust?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Have we come to the end of a golden age of higher education? That suggestion set the tone at the first of this year’s HEPI / AdvanceHE’s parliamentary seminars: ‘Boom or bust? How can institutions – and the regulator – best respond to the new market pressures in higher education?’. More...

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Why we have chosen to write about the USS

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The role of a think tank is – in large part – to make potentially dry subjects interesting, engaging and impactful. But just sometimes, our job is the opposite. It is to try and help temper subjects that have become so divisive that it is hard to make reasonable progress. More...

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Road Trip! The University Mental Health Charter Consultation

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The aim of the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter is to encourage and recognise excellence in the way HE providers promote the mental wellbeing of their whole community.  Through the Charter, we hope to inspire cultural change and have a long-term, transformative effect on the mental health of both staff and students. More...

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Confused about where the political parties stand on tuition fees? You will be…

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"In the past 15 years, the Labour Party has backed the tripling of undergraduate fees in England (at the 2005 election), supported a big cut in fees (at the 2015 election) and is now backing the abolition of fees (from the 2017 election onwards). Meanwhile, the Conservative Party has shifted from opposing fees (at the 2005 election), to tripling them in office and now, apparently, wanting to see them fall. More...

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UCU response to HEPI’s new paper on the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"On each occasion staff were told that these reforms would be enough but each time – sometimes within a matter of months – the talk returned again to reform. With each iteration staff have become less convinced that the actuarial and political arguments for change stack up. More...

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After the storm: Where should the USS dispute go next?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a new analysis of the biggest university pension scheme, the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). More...

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