This week we discuss the Minister’s intervention on non-disclosure agreements and research, and get up to speed with the latest in the row over conditional unconditional offers. The Higher Education Policy Institute has a report on measuring wellbeing.
With Graeme Atherton, director of the National Education Opportunities Network; Kate Wicklow, policy manager at GuildHE; and Wonkhe’s Minto Felix.
Items this week:
- Chris Skidmore’s speech on research and non-disclosure
- Guardian article on unconditional offers
- HEPI report on measuring wellbeing
- Guardian article on student sanctions for online posts
You may have seen on the site that we have inverted the National Student Survey to look at dissatisfaction rates – today we take that one step further and examine correlations between questions. Specifically, I’ve plotted dissatisfaction expressed via the percentage giving a score of one or two for question 1 (“Staff are good at explaining things.”) against the dreaded question 10 (“Feedback on my work has been timely.”) For clarity I’ve used whole institution scores, and filtered to exclude response sizes of less than 50 students.