Australia Seeks Measures to Judge (and Fund) Universities

December 14, 2009

Australia's Education Ministry has released a paper on ways to carry out a plan to start judging - and financing -- universities based in part on performance targets, The Australian reported. Among the measures being considered: generic skills tests to show the "value added" during study at a university, meeting targets on retention, performance on student satisfaction surveys and increasing the number of disadvantaged students enrolled.

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