26 août 2019

The NSS: Unfit for Purpose

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The first and fundamental assumption is that NSS scores reflect teaching quality. The OfS describes it as gathering ‘students’ opinions on the quality of their courses’, which is obviously slightly different: it is a proxy measure. This is not to say that students’ perspectives are not valuable – they are – but pedagogy takes many forms, and a session or course may work well one year and not the next, or well for some groups and not for others. More...

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What will Brexit mean for student demand?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The Higher Education Policy Institute is today publishing a new report looking at the impact of Brexit on student demand.

Two sides of the same coin? Brexit and student demand (HEPI Policy Note 15) contrasts two sources of information. More...

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Unconditional offers: Taking your foot off the gas in the last few months of school is the sort of decision you take as a child

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Unconditional offers: Taking your foot off the gas in the last few months of school is the sort of decision you take as a child and regret as an adult
Our universities are among the best in the world because they enjoy such high levels of autonomy, including over admissions. But we are in the midst of a battle to protect that autonomy, and the continuing expansion of “conditional unconditional” offers is making it harder to win. More...

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Most students think universities should take the background of applicants into account –but only half support lower grade offers

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Contextual admissions have been hotly debated for years, but the Office for Students recently complained, ‘There has been minimal research on students’ views of contextual offers.’
So the Higher Education Policy Institute is publishing an opinion poll of students in What do students think of contextual admissions? (HEPI Policy Note 14). More...

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HEPI asks: is it time for university governors to be paid?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Seven English universities currently pay their governing body chair between £15k and £25k a year. Two pay committee chairs but no other external members. Under new legislation, upon request of the incoming chair, Scottish universities must pay chairs and two currently do so. The likely range will be £16k to £27k. More...

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PQA: Just what does it mean?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The annual conversation about whether or not people should be offered places in higher education only after receiving their exam results, known as PQA, is well underway.
But many important points tend to be overlooked in this regular conversation. More...

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Pearson’s Born-Digital Move and Frequency of Updates

There's been a bit of an uproar over Pearson's announcement that they are switching entirely to a digital-first model and will be updating their editions more frequently as a result.1 The prevailing take in the media write-ups so far has been fear of increasing prices. I'm not doing as much of that sort of analysis as I used to anymore. More...

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Instructure DIG and Student Early Warning Systems

The first retention early warning system that I know of was Purdue Course Signals. It was an experiment undertaken by Purdue University to—you guessed it—increase student retention, particularly in the first year of college, when students tend to drop out most often. More...

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Learning Engineering: A Caliper Example

The term "learning engineering" was first used by Nobel laureate and Carnegie Mellon University polymath Herbert Simon in 1966. It has been around for quite a while. But it is a term whose time as finally has come and, as such, we are seeing the usual academic turf wars over its meaning and value. More...

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