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.
UTAS is developing a Benchmarking Policy to frame the University’s approach to implementing benchmarking.
A Procedures document is also being prepared.
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)
Projects under way include:
* Please note that UTAS staff authentication is required to access the reports above.
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 Presentation
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 Presentation
Advice on benchmarking processes and procedures is available from:
Dr Sara Booth
Telephone: +61 3 6324 3587
Address: Locked Bag 1351 Launceston, Tasmania 7250
Authorised by the Provost
17 August, 2011