HE-BCI major review: consultation phase one

Closed 11 Dec 2019

Opened 21 Oct 2019

Overview

As announced in 2019 at the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) Annual Conference and the PraxisAuril conference, HESA confirmed that they will be conducting a major review of the Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction Collection (HE-BCI).
HESA’s project mandate provides the background and requirements for a major review to the collection:
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The HE-BCI major review seeks to answer the following questions: -

  • What data in HE-BCI is no longer sufficiently valuable, and what should be discontinued?
  • What are the main uses of the current data about Higher Education interactions with Business and the Community, that should be preserved? 
  • What adaptations or new concepts might be necessary to ensure user needs for data about Higher Education interactions with Business and the Community can be met in the future? 
  • What data about Higher Education interactions with Business and the Community is currently compiled (in HE providers and elsewhere) which could be made available, either to reduce duplication or enhance value for users?
  • What alternative data standards already exist in this domain, and are they suitable for use? 
  • In what ways should HESA be improving its outputs to better meet user needs?
     

Why We Are Consulting

HE-BCI activity timeline

As referenced in the project timeline, this first consultation phase aims to gather the experiences of people who are both submitting and using the data. Through this consultation we will be able to determine the direction of the HE-BCI collection and highlight areas which need extensive review and future-proofing.

This consultation is structured to give those specialising in different areas of the data the opportunity to voice and express their views on how HE-BCI data might be adapted to changing needs and requirements.

A PDF of the consultation text is available to assist you. Please note, we will only be accepting online responses: the PDF is for reference purposes.

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