The Institutional Research, Planning & International Relations Office (IRPIRO) supports the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Learning & Teaching, specifically in the areas of Strategic Planning, Institutional Research, Statistics & Analysis and Internationalisation. In the delivery of these key areas, the team aspires to contribute to the achievement of the FNU’s corporate goals and objectives.
IRPIRO has a number of core areas of responsibilities delivered through the following sections as indicated below:
Student surveys are an important component of FNU’s quality assurance. The primary purpose of the Institutional Surveys section is to carry out various student surveys to measure student perceptions of the services provided and to use the data for improvements.
The following surveys are carried out by the Institutional Surveys section:
The Course and Teacher Evaluations are done in every block of the academic year. The enrolled students are given a Course Evaluation and a Teacher Evaluation questionnaire to fill essentially based on a Likert scale. The evaluations are carried out by the Institutional Survey section staff during their classes. The feedback received from the students is analysed and used to compile a report. This report is then used as a benchmark to improve the delivery and level of teaching and learning.
Graduate Employability Survey has been mandated to measure the effectiveness of our programmes delivered and continuously monitor how fast fresh graduates integrate into the workforce after graduation.
The Open Day gives the University a chance to showcase its programmes offered in various colleges in a variety of streams, the projects undertaken by university students and the activities that involve the effective learning and teaching. It is attended by a vast number of people including primary and high school students, prospective students, government officials, industry personnel, private stakeholders and other organizations. The open day survey is conducted to gauge student feedback on the displays, location, presentations and student assistance during the event.
The objective of this survey is to collect information that could be used for designing, implementing and assessing advancements (that is: continuing development in units, programmes, facilities, services, occupation outcomes and so forth). The Programme Experience Survey conducted by FNU has two constituents in the questionnaire. The first being the Graduate Further Studies component which is anticipated to gather information on the further studies undertaken by graduates. The next is the Programme Experience component which is intended to collect information on the experiences of graduates in the programme that they graduate in. Based on the analysis, recommendations are drawn that will promote FNU in making strategic decisions.
Ad-hoc surveys are conducted upon request from Senior Management Group, faculty, and other offices within the University, and external organizations including identifying benchmark institutions and comparable data.
The Institutional Statistics & Analysis Office provides student-related data to both internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the office also provides timely reporting of the Operating Grant to the Ministry of Economy via the Fiji Higher Education Commission. The following table highlights the types of reports provided by Institutional Statistics & Analysis Office.
Fiji Higher Education Commission
Fiji Bureau of Statistics
Association of Commonwealth Universities
Other Government and Non Government Organisations
Deans Directors, Campus Heads, Section Heads
Senior Management Group
Division of Marketing and Communications
The Planning Office is a sub-section of the Institutional Research and Planning Office. The Office is directly involved with the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the University’s Strategic Plan. It gathers and provides timely information to the strategic planning and corporate governance committee of the Fiji National University through the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.
The Planning Office works with respective colleges and stakeholders to ensure that the University’s Strategic Plan is implemented successfully, through the development of Annual Action Plans by each College and Support Sections.
In addition, the Planning Office carries out competitor analysis, horizontal and environmental scanning and trend analysis on human resource, finance and student enrolments. The Office works in collaboration with the statistics section to generate business intelligence reports that assists in decision making.
The Office also carries out quarterly monitoring and evaluation of the action plans and provides reports on the achievements of the goals through updates of the initiatives outlined in the Strategic Plan.
The International Office has been established to assist the University’s academic and administrative departments in the design and implementation of international activities that meet the objectives set out in the University’s Strategic Plan. The Office centralises, coordinates and handles international cooperation activities at the University.
The mission of the International Office is to enrich the academic and cultural environment of the Fiji National University by facilitating student exchange programmes and promoting activities that instil an international outlook and appreciation of cultural diversity in our students.
The International Office serves the following functions:
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