The management of quality processes and outcomes at Griffith is underpinned by an overall Framework for Quality Assurance (PDF 364KB), based on the Plan-Implement-Review-Improve model. Griffith uses the PIRI cycle to coordinate its continuous improvement efforts.
Quality is embedded in all of Griffith’s processes; we aim to apply quality assurance principles in all our activities in order to achieve excellent outcomes.
Griffith’s culture of innovation and responsiveness, review and improvement, is future-focussed and based on appropriate benchmarking and data analysis.
Griffith attests to the quality of its practices that are measured through a range of linked activities, including:
- regular academic and division reviews;
- staff and student surveys;
- a University wide planning framework to drive the operationalisation and achievement of key performance indicators within the core activity and supporting plans;
- an annual planning and review cycle;
- Griffith budget model;
- regular program and course evaluations, and external accreditation of professional programs;
- annual performance reviews of staff; and
- other improvement processes.
At a national level, Griffith reports to the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) which regulates and assures the quality of Australia's large and diverse higher education sector. Griffith University was successfully re-registered with TEQSA in 2015.
The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency superseded the Australian Universities Quality Agency (an independent, not-for-profit national agency that promoted audits and reports on quality assurance in higher education.) Griffith’s first AUQA audit was undertaken in 2003, followed by its second cycle audit in 2008.
Australian Universities Quality Agency Reports:
Staircase reports and Key Performance Indicators
- Staircase reports - annual feedback on performance.
- KPI dashboard - actual achievement against targets for the University's Key Performance Indicators. Please note that VPN may be required to access these reports remotely.
Staircase and Strategic Plan KPI reports provide annual feedback on element's performance (School, Department and Research Centre). The model is directly linked to the University's Strategic Plan KPI s, and has been used to cascade University level targets down to groups and elements (Schools/Department/Research Centres).
This has been done by way of differential group and element level targets, which take in to account the differing levels of opportunities and circumstances surrounding each Group and the elements within that Group.
These reports may only be viewed by members of the Griffith community.
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