Learning outcomes assessment and History

TEQSA, the after Standards Project and the QA/QI challenge in Australia

Sean Brawley*, Jennifer Clark, Chris Dixon, Lisa Ford, Shawn Ross, Stuart Upton, Erik Nielsen

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Higher education in Australia is currently in a state of flux, with the Federal Government's Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency commencing operations in January 2012. The 'After Standards Project' has been working with Australian university history departments and the Australian Historical Association, educating and empowering the discipline to act as a united community and assert ownership of a standards process. This article provides a stocktake of the achievements and challenges the After Standards Project has faced in coming to terms with the new environment and resultant new demands around compliance and accountability. It discusses the After Standards Project's work in terms of both quality assurance and quality improvement, with reference to the establishment of a set of discipline standards and the trial of an accreditation scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-35
Number of pages16
JournalArts and Humanities in Higher Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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