Capturing stakeholder perceptions of graduate capability development: challenges associated with graduate employability indicators

Whelan, Barbara and Oliver, Beverley and Hunt, Lynne and Hammer, Sara and Jones, Sandra and Pearce, Amanda (2010) Capturing stakeholder perceptions of graduate capability development: challenges associated with graduate employability indicators. In: ACEN 2010: Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Responding to Challenges , 29 Sep-1 Oct 2010, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the use of the Graduate Employability Indicators, a suite of three online surveys for graduates, employers and members of the course teaching team, developed through the ALTC Project Building Course Team Capacity for Graduate Employability. The surveys were administered to graduates, employers and faculty staff for accounting and public relations/communications courses at four Australian universities in early 2010. Strategies used to identify and engage employers are discussed along with the impact that these strategies had on the total responses. Factors the ALTC Project Team found important were identifying and collating employer contacts, sending out reminder emails and establishing personal contact with stakeholders wherever possible. The paper also presents the lessons learnt through this survey process that may apply to activities undertaken by other researchers.


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Depositing User: Dr Sara Hammer
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 12:27
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic; attributes; employability; employer; feedback; graduate
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8837

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