The management of quality processes and outcomes at Griffith is underpinned by an overall Framework for Quality Assurance, based on a model of plan-implement-review-improve. Griffith uses the PIRI cycle to coordinate its continuous improvement efforts.
Griffith applies 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-focused and based on appropriate benchmarking and data analysis.
Griffith attests to the quality of its practices that are measured through linked activities, including:
- regular academic and division reviews
- staff and student surveys
- a University-wide planning framework to drive the achievement of KPIs within the core activity and supporting plans
- an annual planning and review cycle
- Griffith budget model
- regular program and course evaluations
- external accreditation of professional programs
- annual performance reviews of staff
- 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The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency superseded the Australian Universities Quality Agency (an independent, not-for-profit national agency that promoted audits and reports on quality assurance in higher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 (now retired) - 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 reports (now retired) and Strategic Plan KPI reports provide annual feedback on an element's performance (schools, departments and research centres). The model is linked to the University's Strategic Plan KPIs, and has been used to flow University-level targets down to groups and elements.
This has been done by way of differential group and element-level targets. Targets take in to account differing opportunities and circumstances surrounding each group and the elements within that group.
These reports may only be viewed by members of the Griffith community.
Please find below an array of resources to assist interpreting the report information. For any questions about the system or related policies, contact Planning and Analytics on extension 57814.
These reports contain data up to 2017 only. For the latest data please visit the KPI Dashboard.
(NOTE: These are best opened in a browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari—issues may be experienced with Internet Explorer.)