Implications of Subject Benchmarking in United Kingdom Higher Education: the case of business and management
This paper presents an exploration of the process of developing the Quality Assurance Agency's subject benchmark statements and an examination of issues surrounding their implementation in the UK. The nature of 'benchmarking' in the context of subject benchmark statements is found to be far removed from benchmarking as recognised outside the higher education sector. This paper concludes by discussing ways in which higher education could be encouraged to accept the notion of benchmarking as a route to improving processes and continual development and the implications of a crude adoption of 'subject benchmarking' as currently defined within the new academic review process.
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