The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
Quality Improvement includes organisational quality management systems, self-assessment and external evaluation, evaluation of programmes and teaching.
An overview of the quality processes and trends in teaching, and learning and performance indicators, in Australia and in several OECD countries at the national and university level. It suggests that indicators usefully employed at the intra-institutional level are most likely to lead to an enhanced learning environment which benefits students.
There is a limited number of areas where increasing the number of people with trade, technical or professional qualifications would definitely reduce skill shortages. In other areas examined in this report, improving the quality and relevance of qualifications is likely to be as important, or even more important, than increasing the number of people graduating.
Measuring up looks at the tertiary education indicators and examines how New Zealand performs against indicators published by the OECD in 'Education at a Glance' that compares the performance of the education systems of its member countries. Despite some limitations, the 'Education at a Glance' indicators give us the most reliable and most complete basis for comparison currently available.