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The Italian university system, along the mainstream of the European higher education systems, is adopting efficiency and effectiveness as criteria for process programming and result managing. University system quality can be measured after graduation. The "external" effectiveness of a university system consists of the graduates’ success in job-hunting and their professional competence use as a short-to-medium-term effect of the received education. In this volume – starting from the experience of some Italian universities – we try to infer upon the quality of the education achieved by graduates by surveying their transition to work and further professional paths. We present papers on the effectiveness of university education, on employability of graduates, with a discussion on the opportunity to consider the employment rate as the main assessment indicator, on competence analysis for backward assessment purposes and finally on university human capital indicators.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Competence Analysis - Effectiveness Assessment - Employability - Europe - Human Capital - Italy - Job Market - University System - education - evaluation - higher education - quality - university
Effectiveness of University Education.- Informative Sources for the Evaluation of the University Education Effectiveness in Italy.- A Fuzzy Measure of Satisfaction for University Education as a Key for Employment.- A Multilevel Analysis of Graduates’ Job Satisfaction.- Quality Assessment of the University Educational Process: an Application of the ECSI Model.- Evaluating the University Educational Process. A Robust Approach to the Drop-out Problem.- A Structural Model of the Employment Pathways of the University of Foggia Graduates.- Measurement of University External Effectiveness Based on the Use of the Acquired Skills.- Employability of Graduates.- Graduates’ Job Quality Dimensions According to a Delphi-Shang Experiment.- Networks of “Weak” Ties of Padua University Graduates Searching for Employment.- University Choices and Work Destinies in Italy.- Accept or Refuse a Job? How Graduates Decide.- A Multilevel Chain Graph Model for the Analysis of Graduates’ Employment.- Transition from University to the Job Market. A Time Analysis of the University of Cagliari Graduates.- The Determinants of Graduates’ Placement. Analysis of Interactions Using Boolean Logit Models.- The Transition from University to the Job Market. An Emigration Analysis of the University of Cagliari Graduates.- University Studies and Employment. An Application of the Principal Strata Approach to Causal Analysis.- Is the Length of the First Job Search Spell a Valid Measure of External Effectiveness of University Programmes?.- Competence Analysis.- Competence-based Compatibility between Jobs and University Curricula.- The Ideal Candidate. Analysis of Professional Competences through Text Mining of Job Offers.- Companies, Competences and Graduates’ Selection Processes: an Attempt to Quantify.- Tesserae of Graduates’ Competences for Mosaics of Work Activities.- Competences Offered to Statisticians by the Italian Universities and Required by the Job Market.- Jobs and Competences of Graduates in Statistics.- Academic Training and Competence Analysis of Social Work.- Profiling and Labour Market Accessibility for the Graduates in Economics at Naples University.- University Human Capital.- Human Capital Growth for University Education Evaluation.- Estimating University Human Capital through Growth Models.