Assessment of the quality of research outcomes: The University of Queensland pilot

Year: 2005

Author: Macdonald, Doune, Siddle, David, Richardson, Ken

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

During 2005, The University of Queensland (UQ) is piloting an assessment of the quality of research outcomes in conjunction with its septennial School review program. UQ's exercise has been informed by a review of international and national initiatives that have sought to gauge research quality (e.g. UK, New Zealand, ANU). This paper will outline the quality exercise process at UQ and the criteria by which quality is judged. It will use the case of the School of Human Movement Studies, a multi-disciplinary school that has a strong education component, to exemplify the impact of the process and criteria the School level.