Denham questions quality of teaching at universities with high drop-out rates

UK“The universities secretary, John Denham, has triggered a huge row today by claiming that the ‘quality of teaching and the student experience’ is behind the low participation rates at some universities. Denham’s comments came in a letter to the funding council HEFCE asking it to looking into new figures which today show that, on some measures, widening participation is going into decline, and there is a creeping increase in drop-outs. His concern is that there is too wide a variation between the performance of different universities and he wants the Quality and Assurance Agency (QAA) to look into it …” (more)

[Polly Curtis, Mortarboard, 4 June]

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply