The graduate employability indicators: capturing broader stakeholder perspectives on the achievement and importance of employability attributes

Oliver, Beverley and Hunt, Lynne and Jones, Sandra and Pearce, Amanda and Hammer, Sara and Jones, Sue and Whelan, Barbara (2010) The graduate employability indicators: capturing broader stakeholder perspectives on the achievement and importance of employability attributes. In: Australian Quality Forum 2010 - Higher Education: Quality in Uncertain Times, 30 June - 2 July 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

With an increasing focus on academic standards, quality and graduate employability outcomes, Australian Higher Education institutions have a greater need to develop and utilise feedback mechanisms to assess and improve graduate employability outcomes. This paper reports on the development of the Graduate Employability Indicators (GEI), a suite of surveys for graduates, employers and members of the course teaching team on the importance of 14 employment capabilities for graduate workplace success and their demonstration by new graduates up to five years out. These surveys have been developed through an ALTC grant, Building course team capacity for graduate employability, a collaborative project between Curtin University, RMIT University, University of Southern Queensland and Victoria University. The paper outlines the similarities and differences between the GEI and other indicators, such as the Australian Graduate Pathways Survey (GPS), the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), demonstrating its potential use in national and international benchmarking activities. Summary visual data on the perspectives of graduates from one of the pilot surveys is also provided to demonstrate the type of information that can be gleaned from the surveys.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: AUQA Occasional Publications Series No: 22. © 2010 by the authors
Depositing User: Dr Sara Hammer
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 22:34
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 05:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: graduate employability, course teams, graduate attributes, employability skills
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8273

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