Monday, 6 January 2014

Higher Education Authority publishes new system for measuring third-level institutes’ performance

Higher Education Authority publishes new system for measuring third-level institutes’ performance
The performance of each of Ireland’s third-level institutions can be compared in unprecedented detail with the introduction of a new performance-profiling system published by the Higher Education Authority.
While it effectively allows a form of “ranking” of Irish institutions, this is not the intent behind the system, according to the team that developed it.
“We wanted to support high-quality strategic planning,” said lead author Muiris O’Connor of the authority’s statistics unit. “We felt that the best way to achieve the appropriate balance between institutional autonomy and accountability was to focus on the transparency of performance throughout the third- level education system.”

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