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1 Dr Noel Edge Executive Director

2 Noel Edge Executive Director Survey Managers’ Information Forum (SMIF) 2012

3 Julie-Ann Pegden (Curtin)

4 Joanne Tyler (Monash) Phil Aungles (DIISRTE) Marian Thakur (TEQSA)

5 Release of DIISRTE’s AQHE Report/AGS Review: Pivotal development for GCA (much more tomorrow!) Key provisions: New instruments as from 2014 (AGS13 as per normal): Centralised administration of three instruments: UES (revised = current UES + some CEQ?) GOS (based on current GDS) Employer Survey (based on GCA’s current GOS?) Stratified sample based instruments (but possibly hybrid…) Online and phone instruments Wide sector consultation Earlier delivery of data Possible longitudinal survey (= BGS ?) Possible separate international onshore/offshore graduates instrument Tender for central administration body – end of 2012

6 Jul-Dec 2012Jan-Jun 2013Jul-Dec 2013Jan-Jun 2014Jul-Dec 2014Jan-Jun 2015 Instruments UESFull scale trial deploymentFull survey GOSDevelopment Full survey AGSOctober roundApril round Administrators New central bodyEstablishment UES/GOS GCAAGS ACERUES  AGS12  AGS13 ? AGS14 (not proposed at this time, but …)



9 Technology: New internal servers for increased reliability and data storage capacity/security New GCA website (including an integrated START site) – increased emphasis on GCA’s web presence with innovations in social media and web site traffic innovations CEQuery software – addressing technical limitations of CEQuery and planning improved functionality and data dictionary extensions

10 BGS – Beyond Graduation Survey Follow-up to the AGS conducted three years and five years after course completion 34 institutions participated in 2011 Just completed the first 5 years out pilot survey Increased interest in the BGS: DIISR (ie before DIISRTE) – 7 and 9 year follow up of PhD graduates DFaHCSIA (Office of Women) – gender wage gap research

11 GOS – Graduate Outlook Survey Survey of graduate employers Addresses recruitment practices, intake numbers, perceptions of candidate quality, etc. More than 500 employers responded in 2011 DIISRTE stole our GOS acronym and name! (see AQHE Report)

12 Austrade talks … Shanghai – career fairs: 15 Australian universities 45 graduate employers GCA introduced to chamber of commerce and alumni groups Possible site content sharing between Austrade and GCA Useful link for international graduate survey

13 Changing Focus, Priorities and Organisational Structure : Increase our engagement level with institutions (institution research, careers services, students, researchers, …) Increase our strategic initiatives an emphasis on strategy, policy and consultation Work closely with Higher Education decision makers in government (DIISRTE, TEQSA, …), Universities Australia and other university bodies, NAGCAS and employers to explore strategic directions in both GCA’s Research and Graduate Opportunities (GO) operations So some changes to our internal organisation structure …

14 Graduate Careers Australia Ltd Exec.Director Noel E GCA Board Policy, Strategy and Stakeholder Relations Advisor Bruce G General Manager Graeme B Corporate Services Graeme B (General Mgr ) Info. Tech. Acct’g/Legals Web Strategies Hum. Resources Asset Mgt Office Admin. Jo O Isobel H Research Operations Darren M (Team Leader ) Graeme B David C Jessica A Nadine H Leena A Lisa G AGS CEQuery BGS GOS Custom Jobs Research Dev’t. GO Operations Chris M (Sales/Mkt Mgr) GO Sales UGO Sales Elec. Sales Career Fairs Sales Reporting Advisory Role Line Management Co. Secretary Graeme B Communications Publications Graphic Design Jo K Hina K GCA Communications Tina H (Comms/Pub’n Mgr) Survey Reference Group

15 Research Team Graeme Bruce David Darren Jessica Nadine

16  Prof Joan Cooper – Convenor (University of New South Wales) *  Tim Sealey (Universities Australia)  Phil Aungles, Sam Pietsch, Chris Sainsbury (DEEWR/DIISRTE)  Leone Nurbasari (Australian National University)  Helen Jacob (Deakin University)  David De Bellis (Flinders University)  Prof Phillipa Pattison (University of Melbourne) *  Prof Carole Kayrooz (University of Canberra) *  Justine Fritsch (University of Southern Queensland)  Tanya Tietze (University of the Sunshine Coast)  Robert McCormack (University of Western Australia)  Dr Noel Edge, Bruce Guthrie (GCA) * UA nominee

17 More than 400 presentations over three days Dashboards IE reporting tool Best practice Response rates Declining response rates to student surveys All respondents to receive incentive Personalise as much as possible

18  Carroll, D. 2011. An analysis of mode effects in the 2010 Course Experience Questionnaire. Journal of Institutional Research, 16 (2), 1–12.   Abstract  Historically, responses to the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) were required to be collected by self-administered paper or online questionnaire to be eligible for official analysis. CEQ responses collected by telephone were excluded from the final analysis file to minimise the potential for bias due to mode effects: systematic variation in responses obtained using different data collection methods. For the 2010 CEQ, however, telephone data collection was permitted to maximise response rates, with responses collected in this manner included in the final analysis file for the first time. In all, nearly ten per cent of all valid responses to the 2010 CEQ were collected by telephone, with institutional use of telephone data collection ranging from 18 to 56 per cent of all responses received for that institution. Using regression and matching methods, this paper seeks to identify mode effects in the 2010 CEQ data that cannot be attributed to compositional differences between the telephone and self-administered respondent samples. Implications for survey practice are also discussed. Best Paper AAIR Conference 2011






24  Core 2011 AGS reports released (or soon to be) : ◦ Graduate Destinations ◦ Graduate Salaries ◦ Graduate Course Experience ◦ Postgraduate Destinations ◦ Postgraduate Research Experience ◦ AGS Report ◦ GradStats and GradFiles  2011 SMIF – Melb  GCA’s centralised data collection service for private providers – 4 institutions  GCA’s telephone data collection service for universities – 4 institutions

25  Activities of bachelor degree graduates (n=68,205), males (n=26,112) and females (n=42,027), 2011 (%) 25

26  Graduates available for full-time employment (n=44,176), males (n=17,671) and females (n=26,459) bachelor graduates, 2011 (%) 26

27  2011 Graduate Starting Salaries (GSS) ◦ All: $50,000 pa ◦ Males: $52,000 pa ◦ Females: $50,000 pa 27

28 CEQ mean percentage agreement by sex, 2011 28

29 Self-rated employability skills, high/very high, bachelor degree graduates in full-time employment, by broad field of education, 2008 and 2011 (%) 29

30 Methods used to promote graduate program, by organisation size, 2011 (%) 30

31 Graduate Opportunity (GO) Directories 31


33  So … welcome All  Informal climate and an opportunity to meet other survey managers and GCA staff - swap tips, information, war stories, make suggestions, … and enjoy

34 questions? answers suggestions… comments! Cue Cards … coding tips, …

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