Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


TEC's Performance-Based Research Fund Released

Tertiary Education Commission’s Performance-Based Research Fund Released Tonight Ahead Of Planned Date

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) tonight publicly released its Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) report ‘Evaluating Research Excellence: the 2003 Assessment.’ The report has been released earlier than the planned date of next Wednesday (April 28) because a news media had obtained a copy and intends publishing key findings tomorrow.

“We are disappointed that the report has been leaked because we made a commitment to the participating tertiary education organisations’ staff that they would know their results first and this is an important piece of public policy of great significance to the country,” said Acting TEC Chair Kaye Turner.

An Overview document which contains the key findings, as well as the full report, is available on http://www.tec.govt.nz.

Kaye Turner says the results are a comprehensive assessment, for the first time, of the pattern of quality of academic research in New Zealand.

“The PBRF results reveal significant strength in most of the country’s universities and in many subject areas. The PBRF rewards research activities of national and international excellence and provides a powerful new incentive for tertiary education organisations (TEOs) to concentrate their research around areas of excellence.

“The PBRF 2003 Quality Evaluation shows there are a substantial number of academics in TEOs undertaking research of a world-class standard,” says Ms Turner. “Of the 8,013 staff eligible to have their research assessed in the PBRF process, 5.7% (Full-Time Equivalent staff) were assigned an “A” Quality Category, the highest score, which signifies their research work is world-class.

“The PBRF process was developed in consultation with the tertiary education sector. The TEC and the Ministry of Education audited the Quality Evaluation to ensure it was conducted in a fair, robust and consistent manner. 165 highly respected New Zealand and international academic experts were in the 12 subject area review panels which assessed and assigned ratings to the thousands of academics who took part in the PBRF process. The assessment process was of the highest integrity.

The PBRF Process

The full PBRF report on the TEC website should be consulted for a thorough understanding of the basis on which research academics were assessed and rated and what the “A”, “B”, “C” and “R” Quality Scores signify. The full report also explains the three components of the PBRF: a periodic Quality Evaluation by expert panels to assess the quality of academics’ research performance and outputs on the basis of the Evidence Portfolios each supplies; the number of degree completions each TEO achieves and each TEO’s external research income.

The three components are weighted 60/25/15 respectively and determine how much funding each TEO is allocated by the PBRF.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news