Quality

Benchmarking

Benchmarking is an important tool for quality assurance and improvement. Benchmarking activities at UTAS are guided by the University's adoption of the OADRI cycle of continuous improvement which involves setting objectives, planning and deploying the approach, monitoring and evaluating the results and implementing improvements based on this evaluation.

Benchmarking Policy and Procedures

The UTAS Benchmarking Policy (PDF 206.5KB) was approved in November 2013.
The UTAS Benchmarking Procedure (PDF 198.8KB) was approved in December 2013.

Benchmarking Activities

The University maintains a Register (PDF 113.0KB)* of benchmarking activities. Completed projects include:

Academic Transition Support for First Year students (with University of Wollongong)

Assessment Processes and Policies (with University of Wollongong and Deakin University)

References and Resources for Benchmarking

Booth, S. & Frappell, P. (2011, 29 June-1 July). Evaluation criteria and evidence for a self review of higher degree research. Paper presented at the Australian Universities Quality Forum: Demonstrating Quality Conference, Melbourne.
Paper (PDF 143.0KB) | Presentation (PDF 556.5KB)

Booth, S., Melano, A., Sainsbury, H., & Woodley, L. (2011, 29 June-1 July). Articulating and comparing standards through benchmarking of assessment. Paper presented at the Australian Universities Quality Forum: Demonstrating Quality Conference, Melbourne.
Paper (PDF 274.2KB) | Presentation (PDF 117.8)

Support for Benchmarking

Advice on benchmarking processes and procedures is available from:

Dr Sara Booth
Telephone: +61 3 6324 3587
Address: Locked Bag 1351 Launceston, Tasmania 7250