QILT uncovers more on uni performance

There’s more in Australia’s own rating of teaching and learning

Universities love commercial rankings, where everyone wins a prize, “world top-ten for STEM and water polo,” “global leader for DVCs with y in their name” that sort of stuff. But when Australian students speak some unis with big PR machines turn the superlative generator off. Performances in the new Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (CMM yesterday) might explain why.

But there is much more in QILT than what undergraduates think of their overall experience.

Disciplines do not change: The 2018 QILT demonstrates undergraduate satisfaction with the discipline they study stayed the same. This year’s overall satisfaction score is 79 per cent, with dentistry the under-performer at 70, down one point on 2017, which was four lower than 2016. Computing is off the bottom, up three per cent to 73. In contrast students just love other tough and technical disciplines, medicine is stable at 83 and vet science rates 86.

The unis postgrads rate, and don’t: The overall satisfaction core for coursework postgrads in 2018 QILT is 76 per cent –underperformers are; UWA (69.5), Charles Darwin U (70.0) Victoria U and ACU (70.4), James Cook U (70.7) and Western Sydney U (71.9).

Leaders for satisfied PGs are, Deakin U (80), Federation U (80.4), Griffith U (80.6), Uni Southern Queensland (81.8), UNE (82.6), University of Divinity (89),


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