Factors affecting COMSC performance in the National Student Survey & the National League Tables

Niall Adamson


Supervised by Stephen B Mcintosh; Moderated by Alun D Preece

The School of Computer Science and Informatics is under pressure to improve its ratings as reported under the National Student Survey, and the ranking it receives from national league tables. It is also trying to increase the number of students, especially those from overseas, it attracts, because of the impact of student numbers on the School\'s income.\\However, there is no common agreement on the factors affecting decisions and policy in these areas. \\This project will therefore aim to develop a model, probably using System Dynamics, to provide a common understanding of the structure of relationships between factors such as teaching quality, research standing and student numbers, both to provide a common basis for discussions on strategy and policy, and to enable School management to explore policy alternatives.

Initial Plan (16/10/2011) [Zip Archive]

Interim Report (16/12/2011) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (03/05/2012) [Zip Archive]

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