A quality review of research activities conducted at University College Cork

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Author(s)Norma Ryan
This paper describes an approach taken to conduct of an institutional quality review of research activity carried out by University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, in 2008/09. The review was novel and innovative and no other Irish higher education institution has conducted such a review. The criteria and procedures for the conduct of the review were developed using a collegial approach and with engagement of the academic and research communities in the University and was based on examination of international practice for these types of review. The paper describes the methodology used in development of the metrics which were used and the procedures, together with the outcomes of the review, including the report and its publication, and includes a brief discussion of the issues and questions that arose before, during and after the process.
CategoriesQuality of HE » Research Developement and Innovation, 2010 5th EQAF