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1 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 1 AUQA2 Review Visit to Macquarie University Staff Briefing

2 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 2 Today’s Briefing Quality Enhancement Framework AUQA1 Review Visit Planning for AUQA2 Review Visit Macquarie’s Performance Portfolio: Chap 1 – Progress since 2002 Chap 2 - Internationalisation Chap 3 – Research and Research Training What this means for you

3 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 3 What is the purpose of the Quality Enhancement Framework? Systematic approach to know: Where we are going? How to get there How we are performing against our goals? What we need to do to improve

4 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 4 Quality Enhancement Framework Does every University Unit and activity have? –Governance, i.e. who is responsible? –Policies and Plans, i.e. where are we going & how to get there? –Management and Implementation, i.e. resources –Evaluation, Review and Reporting, i.e. how are we going? See: Quality Policy and Guidelines in Policy Central

5 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 5 AUQA: Who are they? AUQA is responsible for: Quality audits of higher education Reporting on performance and outcomes Assisting in quality enhancement Advising on quality assurance Liaising with other international quality agencies in higher education

6 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 6 AUQA: How do they fulfil their role? 5 year Audit cycle Methodology: ADRI with triangulation: Approach – What is the university’s mission, vision, values Deployment – How effectively this is put into effect? Results – Does the deployment achieve the planned results? Improvement – Is there a continuous ADR cycle resulting in quality enhancement?

7 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 7 AUQA1 Focus on Fitness for Purpose i.e. are internal arrangements & operations capable of achieving university aims? Whole of University audit Report available on the Web itreport_macquarie_2003.doc

8 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 8 AUQA2 Focus broadened: –Fitness for purpose: are we achieving/capable of achieving our goals? –Fitness of purpose: do our goals meet the requirements of external reference points? –Benchmarking: how does MQ compare with similar institutions? Thematic approach: –Focus broadened but in limited area

9 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 9 Themes for AUQA2 Internationalisation: –ADRI based around AUQA1, compliance with ESOS, etc., MQ’s Internationalisation Strategy, and benchmarking Research and Research Training: –ADRI based around AUQA1, MQ’s Research Strategic Plan and benchmarking

10 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 10 What is AUQA2 Review visit based on? Macquarie’s Performance Portfolio of 20,000 words: Chapter 1: updates since AUQA1 & how we addressed the Recommendations Chapter 2: Internationalisation Chapter 3: Research and Research Training

11 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 11 AUQA2 Timeline Nov-Dec 2008: Consultation re Performance Portfolio Dec 2008: expert analysis of Performance Portfolio 23 Jan 2009: Performance Portfolio sent to AUQA Mar 2009: AUQA visit to arrange Review Program Apr 2009: potential offshore visits; MQ identifies interviewees 4 May 2009: AUQA Review visit commences

12 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 12 AUQA2 Panel Emeritus Prof Andrew Lister, Consultant Dr Mark Hay, AUQA Prof Andrew Flitman, Swinburne U.T. Dr Jane Knight, U. of Toronto Prof Vi McLean, QUT

13 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 13 Chapter 1 Overall direction - under new management Priorities - implementation of performance culture Quality Enhancement Framework, incl. reviews, accreditation & benchmarking AUQA1 response to Recommendations Summary - assessment of progress, major risks & how they are being managed, plus areas for improvement

14 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 14 Chapter 1 This web address will continue to be updated with Chapter 1 content: portfolio-chapter1.htm And you will be able to submit your Staff Feedback responses here:

15 Prof Judyth Sachs, DVC (Provost) No 15 How can you contribute? Regularly check the Web for updated versions of Performance Portfolio Provide feedback Provide additional information Advise on potential interviewees Participate in Review Visit


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