20 décembre 2015

Link state universities' funds to performance

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. UConn officials proposed a 31 percent tuition hike, to be phased in over four years. The news is the latest blow to the young people who attend, or plan to attend, Connecticut's public colleges. More...

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30 novembre 2015

Understanding high-performing university research units

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hefce.ac.uk logo"HEFCE has published a report on the characteristics of high-performing research units, which provides key insights and a better understanding of strategic approaches to excellent research in UK university research units. More...

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21 novembre 2015

Measuring Community College Student Success: Beyond Traditional Completion Rates

The EvoLLLutionBy Laura Horn - EvoLLLution. As students, government officials and administrators become increasingly concerned with performance, new ways to look at academic progress need to be devised. More...

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18 novembre 2015

New Lumina Papers on Performance-Based Funding

HomeThe Lumina Foundation this week released the first four of 13 papers it plans to roll out in coming months on performance-based funding in higher education. At least 35 states are either developing or using funding formulas that link support for public colleges to student completion rates, degree production numbers or other metrics. Read more...

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18 octobre 2015

UT System Dashboard brings user friendliness, performance measures

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The University of Texas System Dashboard is now equipped with user-friendly features to better measure the System’s performance. More...

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13 octobre 2015

The Rise of Performance Governance in Australian Higher Education: Comparing the influences of performance measurement in HE

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Monday, 19 October 2015
9am-1pm (concluding with a light lunch)
Multifunction Room, 1888 Building, University of Melbourne
This is an opportunity to discuss the outcomes of an important ARC Discovery Project called the Governing Performance Project: Performance Measurement in social and Public Policy.
Performance measurement in social and public policy is directly connected to enhancing government efficiency, quality, accountability and democracy. The use of performance data reshapes substantive policy domains, and the conduct of managers, administrators and agents of government-funded activities, which in turn impacts upon the opportunities and life-chances of citizens. Quantitative performance indicators make visible and emphasise particular practices and outcomes, while devaluing other administrative practices and social outcomes. By attaching benefits to these forms of calculation, public sector performance management actively seeks to reconfigure organizational, collective and individual practices and, in turn, the very substance being measured.
The seminar will bring together researchers and policy-shapers in higher education to discuss the impact of performance measurement and the dynamics that influence policy and outcomes in Australian Higher Education. Key findings from the ARC-DP Governing Performance project will be presented. The project examined the political and social dynamics of performance management in Australia through a comparative analysis of performance measurement across three policy domains: Schooling, Higher Education, and Primary Health Care. These domains are areas of considerable policy activity and public debate and are of course central to the lives of many people. There are important structural differences in these policy domains that enable greater insights from comparative analysis between these including interactions between State and Federal governments, organisations and professionals.
Presenters:
Associate Professor Paul Henman, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland
Professor Richard James, Melbourne Centre for the study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne
Professor Bob Lingard, School of Education, The University of Queensland
Dr Alison Gable, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.
More information on our website  or please contact Dr Sylvia Schaffarczyk at sylvias@unimelb.edu.au or +61 3 8344 8664.

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The Rise of Performance Governance in Australian Higher Education: Comparing the influences of performance measurement in Higher Education, Schooling and Primary Health Care

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08 octobre 2015

Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades
Max Nisen, Quartz, 2015/09/30

If performance reviews and grading by the curve are becoming a thing of the past at the auto plant, can they last long in schools and colleges? "'Command and control is what Jack was famous for. More...

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29 septembre 2015

Introducing The Institute for Performance and Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Introducing The Institute for Performance and Learning
Learning, Institute for Performance, 2015/09/25

The Canadian Society for Training and Development has renamed itself to the Institute for Performance and Learning. More...

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13 septembre 2015

Pushback Against Performance Funding

HomeBy Sarah Martin for The Australian. The head of Australia's opposition party signaled how his party plans to approach higher education in next year's elections -- and university officials there are alarmed. Read more...

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12 septembre 2015

Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education: What You Need to Know

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education: What You Need to Know
Dennis P. Jones, Academic Impressions, 2015/09/07
A couple of articles on performance-based education funding, this one, and another, on the topic of deliberations in Arkansas on the subject. Interviewee Dennis Jones of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) suggests that attitude is the most important indicator of an outcomes focus. More...

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