Scholarship: TEQSA wants to know it when it sees it

The regulator asks the higher education community how it should identify scholarship

This is important because the Higher Education Standards Framework requires providers to undertake “scholarship” and the regulator wants to update its existing guidance on what it is.

So, there is a paper including five principles and nine, “selected examples” of key indicators. But in an editorial decision that may not amuse everybody rendered breathless by reading all the exciting prose, right at the end the regulator sums up what it will look for.

For individuals; claimed scholarship is “activity consistent” with an “established typology of scholarship” and “evidence of intended outputs or outcomes … “likely to foster advances more broadly.”

For providers; evidence of a “climate of scholarship” including institutional planning and monitoring of scholarships’ impact.