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Enhancing the quality of higher education: governance and funding challenges. Stéphan VINCENT-LANCRIN OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). Outline. Tertiary education and economic performance Enhancing the quality of: Teaching Research

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enhancing the quality of higher education governance and funding challenges

Enhancing the quality of higher education: governance and funding challenges

Stéphan VINCENT-LANCRIN

OECD

Centre for EducationalResearch and Innovation (CERI)

outline
Outline
  • Tertiary education and economic performance
  • Enhancing the quality of:
    • Teaching
    • Research
  • Funding and governance implications
tertiary education and economic performance
Tertiary education and economic performance
  • Labour productivity
  • Innovation in the economy
    • Researchers and R&D
    • Absorption of innovation
  • Lifelong learning
    • Absorption of innovation
new demands of the modern economy
New demands of the modern economy
  • Technology-bias towards highly skilled people
  • Increasing need for non-routine cognitive skills in advanced economies
    • Interactive
    • analytical
slide5
How the demand for skills has changedEconomy-wide measures of routine and non-routine task input (US)

Mean task input as percentiles of the 1960 task distribution

Source: Levy and Murnane

missions of higher education
Missions of higher education
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Community services
  • Production of new knowledge
  • Transmission of knowledge
  • Transmission of critical thinking
  • Maintaining of old knowledge (culture, scholarship, libraries)
slide13
The expansion in numbers may continue and put pressure on quality: projected tertiary enrolments in 2025 under recent trends (2005=100)

Source: OECD, Higher Education 2030, Vol. 1 Demography (forthcoming)

slide14

How much additional public budget (% of GDP) will be needed to keep current “quality” conditions in 2025(scenario 2, no productivity enhancement, current cost-sharing)

evolution of student staff ratio according to recent trends in access if staff stay at 2004 level
Evolution of student/staff ratio according to recent trends in access (if staff stay at 2004 level)
quality of education
Quality of education
  • Teaching is the first and main function of Higher Education
  • BUT little incentives for teaching: bad teaching is often unnoticed, and good teaching, unrewarded
quality of education1
Quality of education
  • Change the incentive structures
    • Reward and value good teaching as much as research
    • Assessment of tertiaryeducationlearningoutcomes
  • Differentiatedtertiaryeducationsector
    • Avoidacademic drift
  • Develop soft skillsduring first years of university
    • Impliesbetterstudent/staff ratio for the undergraduateyears (funding)
    • New pedagogies and productivityenhancements (e-learning?)
  • Internationalisation
    • Encourage outward and inwardstudentmobility
quality of education2
Quality of education
  • Autonomy and accountability
    • Lift administrative burdens of public accountancy
    • Autonomy to hire and to someextent set wages
  • Quality assurance mechanisms
    • Risks: costly and burdensome
    • Objective: shoulddevelopquality culture
  • Performance-basedfunding
    • Important to have agreedtargets
    • Mix of input- and output-basedfundingworkswell
  • Importance of lifelonglearning
    • Not necessarily in tertiaryeducation
    • Examples: communitycolleges in the US
relative public research productivity
Relative public research productivity

Scientific articles per million inhabitants

Public research as % of GDP

relative public research productivity1
Relative public research productivity

Scientific articles per million inhabitants

Public research as % of GDP

quality of research
Quality of research
  • Concentrate the funding?
    • A question of balance: project-basedfunding and block grants
    • Avoid short termfunding and « research to the assessment »
  • Relocate the excellent research?
    • World class universities, mergers, centres of excellence
    • To bebalancedagainstregional innovation
  • Avoidacademic drift
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Researchis important, but educationeven more so
  • Fundingis important: level and type of allocation
    • More funding for tertiaryeducation(new cost sharing?)
    • Balance in fundingmechanisms, based on inputs and outputs
    • In research, beready to « lose » money
    • Competingwith Harvard willbedifficult…
  • But qualityis not just about money
    • Education: innovation in teaching, focus on graduation and not just entry
    • Research: beready to lose and waste money by fundingcontroversialresearch and researchers
  • Internationalisation contributes to qualityenhancement
thank you
[email protected]Thank You

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