Strengthening productivity and efficiency in Australian higher education
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ABOUT REEF METHODOLOGY
Get to know our RESEARCH and EDUCATION EFFICIENCY FRONTIER (REEF) INDEX:
What is REEF Methodology?
Research and Education Efficiency Frontier (REEF) is an unbiased and sector-specific measure of efficiency and productivity in higher education.
Who could benefit from the REEF?
The analyses can benefit university management, those in governance roles, policy makers and others.
What does REEF do?
It provides independent evidence-based analyses of efficiency and productivity in universities.
This includes costings and measurement of teaching and research outcomes.
How does REEF work?
It uses an empirical econometric approach to produce productivity and cost analyses.
What can REEF analyse?
The analyses can examine productivity outcomes at several levels:
- Whole of sector
- Individual institution
- Academic unit
- Others including at Field of Research
and Field of Education
What are the key elements of REEF?
The analyses measure:
- Cost efficiency
- Academic staff utilisation efficiency
- Productivity changes over time
BENEFITS OF REEF
Benefits you gain as:
REEF provides support to strengthen research and teaching productivity and strengthen performance.
It generates evidence-based KPIs including workload models.
REEF generates productivity, and cost & staff utilisation efficiency as key measures of
Public Policy Development
REEF provides an empirically based measure of teaching and
Research Agencies & Regulators
REEF provides data for evaluating research success and measuring teaching outcomes.
REEF provides criteria for establishing or continuing relationships within the higher education sector.