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Conducting a Graduate Tracer Study at a University of Technology: a Quest to Enhance the Learning Experience

Data publikacji: 04 May 2020
Tom & Zeszyt: Tom 3 (2019) - Zeszyt 1 (October 2019)
Zakres stron: 10 - 18
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License
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eISSN
2391-8160
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15 Aug 2014
Częstotliwość wydawania
1 raz w roku
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Angielski
Abstract

The university is a complex open system with a range of stakeholders each with a variety of (different) expectations. It is important for universities to be aware of these expectations and to ensure that they are achievable (Ulewicz 2017:93). Universities are key role players in improving employability and to enhance economic growth. They are preparing students with the knowledge and skills required for the contemporary labour market (Tran 2016, 58-59) and should respond to governments’ neoliberal pressures in finding ways to address the requirements of the labour market and to apply mechanisms to safeguard their graduates from unemployment. Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in South Africa, conducted a Tracer Study to gather information on graduate’s experience and to evaluate their abilities and skills as employees. This is important as knowledge of the outcomes of the educational experience forms the basis for quality enhancement.

This presentation focuses on tracer studies as mechanisms to enhance programme quality and will reflect on the methodology that VUT followed, how the results inform the development of institutional remedial action plans and lessons learnt. This study may contribute to the dearth of research available on tracer studies in the sector.

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