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Title: Consolidating Strengths and Innovation: An Investigation of National Standards and Units in History at the University of New England
Contributor(s): Nye, Adele  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: This report outlines the results of an investigation into the History units and majors structure at the University of New England (UNE) as a response to the National Disciplinary Standards. The findings have been drawn from interviews with staff and analysis of Unit information and evaluations. The report includes a comparative analysis of other universities and their responses to national standards, and an explanation of two national bodies: Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP). Given the current uncertainty about these bodies and the impact on history in universities, I have made two recommendations. Firstly, the UNE History team: Begin a process of reshaping and articulation of learning outcomes in line with the national standards and secondly: Establish foundational, consolidation and capstone units. This report acknowledges that this is a significant undertaking at a time when staff are already overstretched; however, I would argue it is imperative History at UNE keeps pace with the disciplinary practices, builds upon current strengths and remains a competitive player in the field of history in higher education.
Publication Type: Report
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISBN: 9781921597510
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390402 Education assessment and evaluation
390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
160205 Policies and development
HERDC Category Description: R1 Report
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