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Title: Profiling Built Environment Departments


1
Profiling Built Environment Departments
  • Professor Allan Ashworth
  • Centre for Education in the Built Environment
  • University of Salford

2
What makes a good university department?
  • Nobel prize winners?
  • Only in good universities?
  • Must be research led?

3
League tables
  • For soccer!
  • 100 richest people in the UK
  • Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for
  • World university rankings
  • Built Environment departments

4
UK League Tables
  • The Times Good University Guide
  • Guardian newspapers

5
Components
  • Student GCE A Level entry qualifications
  • Teaching Quality Assessments (TQA)
  • Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
  • Student employability
  • The above are added together in a formulae to
    provide rankings.
  • RICS also uses same raw data for thresholds.

6
Why profile?
  • Anecdotal evidence
  • Government are interested in providing better
    information
  • Someone else will do it to us
  • Know your competitors (benchmarking)
  • Quality enhancement
  • Universities need to know their own rankings

7
National measures
  • Teaching quality (TQA)
  • Research Assessment (RAE)
  • Student satisfaction (TQI)

8
Stakeholders
  • Government
  • Industry and employers
  • Students
  • Professional bodies
  • Universities

9
Profiles
  • Current, relevant and reliable information
  • Non-aggregation of data
  • No rankings
  • Age of information or data
  • What is a built environment department?

10
Key characteristics
  • Range of subject provision
  • Size measured by staff and students
  • Modes and models of attendance
  • Staff-student ratios

11
Key characteristics (2)
  • Staff are the single most important attribute
  • Number of full-time staff
  • Number of professors
  • Percentage with doctorate qualifications
  • Percentage with teaching qualifications
  • Percentage with professional qualifications

12
Key characteristics (3)
  • Teaching quality score but dated
  • Research score
  • Students satisfaction survey
  • Professional accreditation

13
Key characteristics (4)
  • Unique national measures
  • Designated centres
  • Research
  • Teaching (e.g. CETLS)

14
Benefits
  • Not a league table but a profile
  • Improve characteristics (benchmarking)
  • Web sites
  • Accessibility
  • Quality
  • Current information
  • Quality enhancement
  • International comparisons
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