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Professor Mantz Yorke

Professor Mantz Yorke

Honorary/Visiting

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Affiliations

Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation

Mantz Yorke's research interests are predominantly connected to students' experiences of higher education, covering areas such as student success, employability, assessment and retention.  Less directly connected to students' actual experiences is his work on institutional research, performance indicators, the analysis of sectoral data (e.g. relating to honours degree classifications and the National Student Survey), and research methodology per se. 

Qualifications

1961    BSc Hons (2.1) Industrial Metallurgy, University of Birmingham

1970    Advanced Diploma in Education, University of Nottingham

1975    MEd by research, University of Manchester

1984    PhD, University of Nottingham ‘The repertory grid: a critical appraisal'.

In Press

‘They are not telling you the answer because there is no answer’: Art and Design students talk about pedagogy

Yorke, M., Orr, S. & Blair, B. 2014 In: International Journal of Art and Design Education .

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Do cross-sectional student assessment data make a reasonable proxy for longitudinal data?

Yorke, M. & Zaitseva, E. 2013 In: Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 38, 8, p. 957-967 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The expectations and experiences of first-year students in Art & Design

Yorke, M. & Vaughan, D. 04/2013 In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 35, 2, p. 215-228 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Surveys of ‘the student experience’ and the politics of feedback

Yorke, M. 2013 Reconceptualising feedback in higher education: developing dialogue with students. Merry, S., Price, M., Carless, D. & Taras, M. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Using research findings to inform quality enhancement

Yorke, M. 2013 Enhancing quality in higher education: international perspectives. Land, R. & Gordon, G. (eds.). London: Routledge, (International studies in higher education).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2012

Deal or no deal?: expectations and experiences of first-year students in Art and Design

Yorke, M. & Vaughan, D. 2012 York: The Higher Education Academy. 72 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Widening participation in universities in England and Wales: is there a connection with honours degree achievement?

Yorke, M. 2012 Widening participation in higher education: casting the net wide?. Hinton-Smith, T. (ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 37-50 14 p. (Issues in higher education).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2011

Assessing the complexity of professional achievement

Yorke, M. 2011 Learning to be professional through a higher education. Jackson, N. (ed.). Sceptre, 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Work-engaged learning: towards a paradigm shift in assessment

Yorke, M. 2011 In: Quality in Higher Education. 17, 1, p. 117-130 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Analysing existing datasets: some considerations arising from practical experience

Yorke, M. 2011 In: International Journal of Research & Method in Education. 34, 3, p. 255-267 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Summative assessment: dealing with the ‘measurement fallacy’

Yorke, M. 2011 In: Studies in Higher Education. 36, 3, p. 251-273 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

The placement experience of students on full-time Foundation degrees: a pilot study

Yorke, M. 2010 Lichfield: Foundation Degree Forward. 20 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Guidance for the assessment of work-based learning in Foundation degrees

Woolf, H. & Yorke, M. 2010 Lichfield: Foundation Degree Forward. 41 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Introduction: assessing emergent professional expertise

Yorke, M. 2010 Enhancing learning through assessment in business and management, hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism. Kemp, P., Atfield, R. & Tong, R. (eds.). Newbury: Threshold Press Ltd, p. ix-xviii 10 p. (Enhancing Series).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

How finely grained does summative assessment need to be?

Yorke, M. 2010 In: Studies in Higher Education. 35, 6, p. 677-689 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Employability: aligning the message, the medium and academic values

Yorke, M. 2010 In: Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability. 1, 1, p. 2-12 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

‘Supra-institutional research’: a cost-effective contribution towards enhancement

Yorke, M. 2010 In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 32, 3, p. 261-273 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Learning, juggling and achieving: students’ experience of part-time foundation degrees

Yorke, M. & Longden, B. 2010 Lichfield: Foundation Degree Forward. 84 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2009

‘I can’t believe it’s not better’: the paradox of NSS scores for art & design

Vaughan, D. & Yorke, M. 2009 York: The Higher Education Academy. 41 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Valuing the foundation degree and the HNC: observations of former students regarding the value of their courses

Yorke, M. 2009 Doncaster: Yorkshire and Humber East Lifelong Learning Network. 29 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Institutional rankings, marketing, and the needs of intending students

Longden, B. & Yorke, M. 2009 University rankings, diversity, and the new landscape of higher education. Kehm, B. & Stensaker, B. (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, p. 47-64 18 p. (Global perspectives on higher education ).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Honours degree classifications: what we can and cannot tell from the statistics

Yorke, M. 2009 Gloucester: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. 16 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Institutional research: what problems are we trying to solve?

Longden, B. & Yorke, M. 2009 In: Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education. 13, 3, p. 66-70 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Trends in honours degree classifications, 1994-95 to 2006-07, for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Yorke, M. 2009 York: The Higher Education Academy. 37 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

‘Student experience’ surveys: some methodological considerations and an empirical investigation

Yorke, M. 2009 In: Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 34, 6, p. 721-739 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Grading student achievement in higher education: measuring or judging?

Yorke, M. 2009 The Routledge international handbook of higher education. Tight, M., Mok, K. H., Huisman, J. & Morphew, C. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 211-223 13 p. (Routledge international handbook series).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Two complex issues: rankings and learning outcomes

Yorke, M. 2009 Trends in quality assurance: a selection of papers from the 3rd european quality assurance forum. Bollaert, L., Carapinha, B., Curvale, B., Harvey, L., Helle, E., Jensen, H. T., Loukkola, T., Maguire, B., Michalk, B., Oye, O. & Sursock, A. (eds.). Brussels: European University Association, p. 67-71 5 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2008

The experiences of part-time students in higher education: a study from the UK

Yorke, M. & Longden, B. 2008 York: The Higher Education Academy. 67 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

What can art and design learn from surveys of ‘the student experience’?

Yorke, M. 2008 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Assessment for career and citizenship

Yorke, M. 2008 The university and its disciplines: teaching and learning within and beyond disciplinary boundaries. Kreber, C. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. 221-230 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Faulty signals?: Inadequacies of grading systems and a possible response

Yorke, M. 2008 Assessment, learning and judgement in higher education. Joughin, G. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 65-84 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Is the first year experience different for disadvantaged students?

Yorke, M. 2008 Higher education in diverse communities: global perspectives, local initiatives. Ferrier, F. & Heagney, M. (eds.). European Access Network in cooperation with Masaryk University Press, p. 112-119 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Enigmatic variations: honours degree assessment regulations in the UK

Yorke, M., Woolf, H., Stowell, M., Allen, R., Haines, C., Redding, M., Scurry, D., Taylor-Russell, G., Turnbull, W. & Walker, L. 2008 In: Higher Education Quarterly. 62, 3, p. 157-180 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The first-year experience in higher education in the UK: final report

Yorke, M. & Longden, B. 2008 York: The Higher Education Academy. 64 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Grading student achievement in higher education: signals and shortcomings

Yorke, M. 2008 London: Routledge. 239 p. (Key issues in higher education series).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2007

Assessment, especially in the first year of higher education: old principles in new wrapping

Yorke, M. 2007 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The first year experience: successes and challenges

Yorke, M. 2007 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Undergraduates’ experience in Art and Design: findings from two surveys

Yorke, M. 2007 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

The first-year experience in higher education in the UK: Report on Phase 1 of a project funded by the Higher Education Academy

Yorke, M. & Longden, B. 2007 The Higher Education Academy. 54 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Evidence-informed pedagogy and the enhancement of student employability

Yorke, M. & Knight, P. 2007 In: Teaching in Higher Education. 12, 2, p. 157-170 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Employability in higher education

Yorke, M. 2006 EUA bologna handbook: making bologna work. Froment, E., Kohler, J., Purser, L. & Wilson, L. (eds.). Berlin: Raabe Academic Publishers

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Good practice; better practice: a review of practice-based professional learning in four Central Academic Units in the Open University

Yorke, M. 2006 Milton Keynes: Open University. 24 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Gold in them there hills?: Extracting and using data from existing sources

Yorke, M. 2006 In: Tertiary Education and Management. 12, 3, p. 201-213 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Curricula for economic and social gain

Yorke, M. & Knight, P. 2006 In: Higher Education. 51, 4, p. 565-588 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The professional learning of teachers in higher education

Knight, P., Tait, J. & Yorke, M. 2006 In: Studies in Higher Education. 31, 3, p. 319-339 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Formative assessment and employability: some implications for higher education practices

Yorke, M. 2006 Beyond mass higher education: building on experience. McNay, I. (ed.). Maidenhead: Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, p. 105-118 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2005

Issues in the assessment of practice-based professional learning

Yorke, M. 2005 Milton Keynes: Open University. 57 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Graduate attributes and their development

Yorke, M. & Harvey, L. 2005 Workforce development and higher education: a strategic role for institutional research. Voorhees, R. A. & Harvey, L. (eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, p. 41-58 18 p. (New directions for institutional research; 128).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Increasing the chances of student success

Yorke, M. 2005 Improving student learning: diversity and inclusivity. Rust, C. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford Centre for Staff & Learning Development, p. 35-52 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Employability: a rationale and examples of practice

Mason-O'Connor, K. (ed.), Pilkington, R. (ed.) & Yorke, M. (ed.) 2005 Birmingham: SEDA. 44 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Significant figures: performance indicators and ‘league tables’

Yorke, M. & Longden, B. 2005 Standing Conference of Principals. London: Standing Conference of Principals, 36 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Formative assessment and student success

Yorke, M. 2005 Reflections on assessment. Q. A. A. F. H. E. (ed.). Gloucester: Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Vol. 2, p. 125-137 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Formative assessment in higher education: its significance for employability, and steps towards its enhancement

Yorke, M. 2005 In: Tertiary Education and Management. 11, 3, p. 219-238 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Firming the foundations: an empirical and theoretical appraisal of the foundation degree in England

Yorke, M. 2005 In: Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 7, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Mining institutional datasets to support policy making and implementation

Yorke, M., Barnett, G., Evanson, P., Haines, C., Jenkins, D., Knight, P., Scurry, D., Stowell, M. & Woolf, H. 2005 In: Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 27, 2, p. 285-298 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Being strategic about employability

Yorke, M. & Knight, P. 2004 In: Educational Developments. 5, 4, p. 6-8 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Retention and student success in higher education

Yorke, M. & Longden, B. 2004 Maidenhead: Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press. 180 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Learning, curriculum and employability in higher education

Knight, P. & Yorke, M. 2004 London: RoutledgeFalmer. 241 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2003

Assessment, learning and employability

Knight, P. & Yorke, M. 2003 Maidenhead: Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press. 245 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2002

Managing educational development projects: effective management for maximum impact

Baume, C. (ed.), Martin, P. (ed.) & Yorke, M. (ed.) 2002 London: Kogan Page. 209 p. (Staff and educational development series).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1999

Leaving early: undergraduate non-completion in higher education

Yorke, M. 1999 Philadelphia: Falmer Press. 163 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1998

Capability and quality in higher education

Stephenson, J. (ed.) & Yorke, M. (ed.) 1998 Kogan Page. 233 p. (Teaching and learning in higher education).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1996

Indicators of programme quality: a report prepared for HEQC

Yorke, M. 1996 London: Higher Education Quality Council. 245 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1981

Simulation and games: the real and the ideal: the proceedings of the 1980 conference of SAGSET

Yorke, M. (ed.) & Hollinshead, B. (ed.) 1981 London: Kogan Page. (Perspectives on academic gaming & simulation).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Patterns of teaching: a source book for teachers in further education

Yorke, M. 1981 London: National Council for Educational Technology. 155 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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