OneHE and OPS

Global Benchmarking Review

2019

Academic Advising, First Year Transition, Retention and

Student Wellbeing and Safety

Register your interest

Higher education institutions can register their interest by contacting Dr Sara Booth: sara.booth@peerreviewportal.com

Register your interest by COB 22nd November, 2019

Further information regarding the international benchmarking project will be shared on confirmation of participation

An online zoom meeting will be held in early December 2019 with all higher education institutions to discuss and agree on the key performance indicators and measures for each of the global themes

This global benchmarking project uses evidence-based decision making to improve student outcomes and institutional performance

OneHE and OPS (trading as the Peer Review Portal) are partnering to connect, support, and compare global practice in the HE by benchmarking key themes and retention data with experts and peers


OneHE is an online global community of educators that aims to make a difference in higher education through better teaching. OneHE will connect global experts and participants to validate and support the global review

Online Peer Solutions (trading as the Peer Review Portal) is a cloud-based review management system. Our motto is to support, connect and advance institutions in review. We will support HE institutions undertaking the global review through using the Peer Review Portal

Global Benchmarking Themes for 2019

Academic Advising

First Year Transition and Retention

Student Wellbeing and Safety

Our Global Partners and Experts

OneHE and Peer Review Portal are proud to be working with our following partners and supporters. An Expert Panel will be established to validate the global findings and share good practice and expertise

GlobalMindED exists to help First Generation and underrepresented college students achieve career success by providing them with professional skills, resources, networks, mentors, experiential learning and social support via an annual conference, Campus Collaboratives and campus interventions that make grads employment ready and capable for promotion pathways

Project Aims, Deliverables and Costs

Project Aims

The Global Benchmarking Review will support institutions to improve their performance and provide evidence-based decision making for accreditation by:

1. Benchmarking key global themes, processes and data across HE institutions

2. Building capacity for HE institutions to participate and share good practice and challenges through collaborative networks

3. Validating global themes with an international panel of experts, and

4. Developing institutional, national/international recommendations, including good practice case studies

Project Deliverables

* Institutional self-review report with comparative data, including executive summary

* Peer review and calibration workshop, workshop materials and secure website

* Final report with institutional/national data and international recommendations, and

* Good practice case studies which have been peer-confirmed by international experts.

Project Costs and Invoices

We can support all currencies – please email Olivia Fleming for invoice details. Local sales tax applies where appropriate


UK£

1 x Theme = £1,400

2 x Themes= £2,250

3 x Themes = £2,500

AUD$

1 x Theme = $2,500

2 x Themes= $4,000

3 x Themes = $4,500

USD$

1 x Theme = $1,700

2 x Themes = $2,700

3 x Themes = $3,000

EUR

1 x Theme = 1,550 EUR

2 x Themes = 2,500 EUR

3 x Themes = 2,800 EUR

Project Timeline

PHASE 1: PROJECT SET UP

October-December 2019

Key Activities:

  • Invitation to participate in global benchmarking review
  • Register your interest to participate
  • Confirmation of participation in global review
  • Zoom meeting to discuss and agree on key areas of interest in the global themes
  • Establish benchmarking template and data
  • Sign collaboration agreement
  • Complete institutional context statement and identify institutional coordinator
  • Set international online platform/community for the benchmarking project
  • Pay project costs

PHASE 2: SELF REVIEW

January, 2020 -March 2020

Key Activities:

  • Institutional self-review using the Peer Review Portal
  • Practical support through online zoom meetings
  • Establish institutional group to gather the data and evidence for the institutional review
  • Identification of possible institutional recommendations as a result of the review
  • Identification of international experts to support validation of global outcomes

PHASE 3: VALIDATION AND ANALYSIS

April 2020

Key Activities:

  • Validation of self-review reports with each institution
  • Collation and analysis of data for cross-institutional reporting
  • Identification of areas of good practice to share at peer review workshop
  • Validation of global outcomes with global experts

PHASE 4: PEER REVIEW DOCUMENTATION

May 2020

Key Activities:

  • Workshop documentation and website
  • Calibration of results
  • Showcase areas of good practice

PEER REVIEW WORKSHOPS WILL BE ORGANISED WITH NETWORK PARTNERS AND THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL COSTS.

See below *

PHASE 5: FINAL REPORT & PUBLICATIONS

June 2020

Key Activities:

  • Final Report with institutional, national and global recommendations to be used for accreditation and evidence-based reporting
  • Identification of possible research publications and projects from the global project

PHASE 6: GOOD PRACTICE CASE STUDY SERIES

July 2020

Key Activities:

  • Good Practice Case Study Series which has been endorsed by international experts and all participating institutions and networks

*Please note that the peer review workshops are not part of the project costs

In addition to the project deliverables, Peer Review Portal and OneHE will liaise with key networks to hold Peer Review Workshops to share the global findings and good practice. These workshops will be hosted by partner organisations who may charge for attendance. Dates and venues TBC

GLOBAL

ONLINE

SUPPORT

OneHE

OneHE will provide an online community to support participating institutions and individuals, host webinars and collate professional resources to assist the project.

Dr Mark Jones

Dr Mark Jones, Co-Founder and Managing Director, OneHE, has worked in HE in institutional, national and international roles as a senior leader with expertise in innovation, partnerships and standards. In 2018, he formed OneHE with Olivia Fleming and Simon Jones to help and support better teaching in higher education.

Contact details: Email: mark.jones@onehe.org

York/London, United Kingdom

Olivia Fleming

Co-Founder and Director of Partnerships at OneHE. Olivia has fifteen years’ experience developing partnerships in HE, working with a variety of organisations across the globe. Olivia leads on fostering partnerships to support OneHE’s goal of better teaching in higher education.

Contact details: Email: olivia.fleming@onehe.org

York, United Kingdom

For more information about OneHE

OneHE’s vision is a world in which higher education delivers the best possible student outcomes for the benefit of society and the economy through better teaching. Our mission is to build a global community of educators focused on better teaching to support the sharing and application of innovative and excellent practice. www.onehe.org

OneHE works in partnerships with organisations across the world that share our values and goals.

Peer Review Portal

Online Peer Solutions (trading as Peer Review Portal) will provide support to institutions and networks on the self review, analysis and comparison of data for workshops and executive reporting. We will provide zoom meetings to support institutions gathering evidence for their institutional self-reviews and calibrate all results for national and international workshops.

Dr Sara Booth

Academic Director, Online Peer Solutions (trading as the Peer Review Portal) has international expertise in external quality institutional review, benchmarking , assessment and peer review, having worked with over 120 HE institutions across the globe. She has been a TEQSA Expert and has undertaken course accreditation reviews as well as an international expert with the University Grants Commission (UGC) in Hong Kong and has served as an institutional auditor: https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/qac/quality/auditors.html

Sara, with her husband, Ian, have developed the online Peer Review Portal (in conjunction with their IT team). It has now been endorsed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) in Australia as an optional support mechanism for external referencing and external review ( See TEQSA Guidance Notes on External Referencing and ELICOS Direct Entry). See: https://www.teqsa.gov.au/guidance-notes

For more information about the Peer Review Portal

The Peer Review Portal is a cloud-based review management system set up to support higher education institutions in all types of review. There are no infrastructure costs or management fees. It works on a user-pays system and provides automatic reports for quality assurance and accreditation. There are over 185 HE institutions registered on the Peer Review Portal.

Contact details: Email: sara.booth@peerreviewportal.com

Tasmania, Australia

Some public reports available on international benchmarking projects

International Employability Benchmarking and Exchange Initiative: Good Practice Case Studies (2019): Online Peer Solutions, AdvanceHE, and Higher Ed Services: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WfNROpKA5v6U4aU6AoNU9igo7nXUOJaU/view?usp=sharing

Higher Education Pacific Quality Benchmarking Project with Ako Aotearoa (2017): https://ako.ac.nz/assets/reports/2018-HEPQ/cf160aadb1/REPORT-Higher-Education-Pacific-Quality-Benchmarking-Project.pdf

Promoting Teaching Benchmarking Guide: Higher Education Academy (2013): https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/promoting-teaching-benchmarking-guide

Register your interest

Higher education institutions can register their interest by contacting Dr Sara Booth: sara.booth@peerreviewportal.com

Register your interest by COB 22nd November, 2019

Further information regarding the international benchmarking project will be shared on confirmation of participation

An online zoom meeting will be held in early December 2019 with all higher education institutions to discuss and agree on the key performance indicators and measures for each of the global themes