The summary reports below are designed to inform Executive Deans and decision makers for Bachelor of Arts program development. These reports are supported by datasets below.
- The Bachelor of Arts Scoping Project: Executive Summary
- What is the Australian BA? Defining and Describing the Nature and Role of the Arts in Contemporary Australia
- Mapping the Terrain: Trends and shared features in BA programs across Australia 2001–2008
- Who is enrolled in the Australian BA? Student Uptake of the Australian BA 2001–2006
- Who is delivering the Australian BA? Trends in Staff Profiles in the BA 2001–2006
- Future studies emerging from the BA Scoping project
2008 Data Sets
The datasets from the 2008 project are designed to enable DASSH members to interrogate the data in response to their own needs. They are offered in an excel spreadsheet format as both raw data and as pivot tables.
Download the following data sets in MS Excel files.
This data set provides an overview of the programs that were investigated during this project. It is made available as a pivot table that allows for analysis of availability in 2008, student numbers 2001–2006, type of institution, state, institution and program name.
Work integrated learning as a part of an arts degree is gradually increasing in importance as a part of the learning activities in the Arts programs. In addition to industry related work experience, students are often encouraged to be involved in society or community-based programs. This dataset records the work integrated learning courses that are available to Arts students.
Graduate attributes for the programs were collected from informants, via program websites and from program reviews or publicity materials. A single dataset was developed which traces the graduate attributes used by Institutions, Faculties, programs and disciplines.
Opportunities for international exchange were recorded and are made available in a pivot table.
Reports from the first round of the AUQA were examined and any comments, recommendations and commendations for any features that might be identified as related to Arts programs were noted and collated into a dataset.
Sequences of study were examined to see what disciplines or subject areas form Bachelor of Arts programs. A separate worksheet lists the core or required programs identified. All data is available as a pivot table to facilitate local analysis.
Existing projects that are funded either under ALTC funding or via institutional funds that may have some impact on Arts programs were collated into a table that uses Excel’s Autofilter feature. It is possible to sort the data by project title, lead institution, project date, funding body, grant amount, expected project outcomes, project details, project leader and contact details, and link to project URL.
Additional data sets
DEST data on programs that fit the definition of the BA project have been made available in pivot table format. Data is available by program name across state, institution, type and mode of attendance, age and gender 2001–2006.
Data from the Graduate Destinations Survey (GDS) for Arts students is available for analysis according to sector, employer, full-time and part-time employment, and salary.
GCA data on Arts student survey responses to the GDS is governed by the AVCC-GCA Code of Practice. This data is not governed by the ALTC Creative Commons Licence and may not be replicated other than by DASSH members for the purposes listed in the AVCC- GCA Code of Practice.
Data from the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) for Arts students is available for analysis using pivot tables. Students’ overall satisfaction with their program as measured by the Course Experience Questionnaire Overall Satisfaction Question; Students’ satisfaction with their generic skill development as provided by their program and the overall satisfaction of Arts students versus other students in the Society and Culture field of study as measured by the Course Experience Questionnaire Overall Satisfaction Question.
GCA data on Arts student survey responses to the CEQ is governed by the AVCC-GCA Code of Practice. This data is not governed by the ALTC Creative Commons Licence and may not be replicated other than by DASSH members for the purposes listed in the AVCC- GCA Code of Practice.
DEST data on academic staff teaching into society and culture programs between 2001 and 2006 have been made available in pivot table format. The data includes staff by state, institution and AOU; staff by state, institution, AOU and age group; state, institution, AOU and gender; state, institution, AOU, classification level and work contract; and state, institution, AOU and function (research only, teaching only or research and teaching).
Using Pivot Tables
Pivot tables are based on a database of information and are designed to be interactive as you can manipulate the data included in the table to suit your needs. Thus rather than trolling through an entire database you can select which variables you wish to look at and the pivot tables displays those variables. Pivot tables allow you to analysis numerical data and to see tends in data much more easily.
Pivot Tables can be rearranged by dragging the buttons to a new position or information can be excluded by un-ticking it in the buttons drop-down box.
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Professor John Germov
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle
Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
University of Queensland