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Interpreting and Utilising Outcomes from the NSS. Julian Martin Head of Quality Assurance & Enhancement. Format of session. Outline of the way the NSS operates Information available (publicly and only to UW) Overview of data – things to consider

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Interpreting and utilising outcomes from the nss

Interpreting and Utilising Outcomes from the NSS

Julian Martin

Head of Quality Assurance & Enhancement


Format of session

Format of session

  • Outline of the way the NSS operates

  • Information available (publicly and only to UW)

  • Overview of data – things to consider

  • How the University manages this information


How the nss operates

How the NSS operates

  • 6th consecutive year of operation

  • Public site (www.unistats.com)

    • Threshold criteria >23 students/50% of sample

    • Directly-funded provision at partners reported in own right

  • Courses reported upon at ‘best level’

    • Level 1: 21 categories

    • Level 2: c.40 categories

    • Level 3: c.100 categories

    • Level 4: 173 categories


  • Dimensions of quality gibbs 2010

    Dimensions of QualityGibbs (2010)


    Internal information 1

    Internal Information (1)

    • Data available internally only

    • Same results but for >10 response rate:

      All in Annual Evaluation folder on O:drive


    Safety first

    Safety first!

    • Numbers and percentages

    • Averages

    • JACS categories

    • Trends, comparisons – apples and oranges

    • Effort versus substance..!


    Suggestions hints and tips

    Suggestions, hints and tips

    • Look for changes over time in your data, at a consistent level

    • Focus on the things that matter most to students

    • Consider what you can actually influence (expectation/perception)

    • Use the comments

    • Avoid assumptions: triangulate and test evidence directly with students


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