Campion’s Bachelor of Arts Degree has emerged at the top of Australian university rankings based on student satisfaction comparisons.
Campion College is branded as Australia’s first liberal arts institution. It was established to fill the need for quality liberal arts education absent in Australia’s higher learning space. Since its founding, the college has strived to stand out from the crowd. It does so by providing quality instruction to all its students. Therefore, these latest survey results are highly celebrated.
The ranking was based on the scores recorded after tallying responses to the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators For Learning and Teaching (QILT) survey. The results demonstrated that Campion students had an overall 96.3 per cent overall satisfaction rate with the college’s liberal arts degree in the previous academic year.
This result is significantly higher than the national average- 76 per cent- and what was recorded for the larger institutions at 93 per cent.
Dr Paul Morrissey, President of Campion College, weighed in on these findings, stating that they demonstrate the student’s appreciation for the traditional method used by the institution to teach about Western Civilisation.
In addition, he stated that the students immensely enjoyed learning about Western traditions in a way that nurtures a love of learning.
According to Dr Morrissey, the survey results, therefore, support Campion College’s approach to the kind of education it offers.
Campion College’s ranking in this year’s QILT is not an unfamiliar position; the school has consistently appeared at the top of the scoring table in recent years. That is a clear demonstration of its dominance in teaching and learning practices and the value of the institution’s three-year liberal arts degree course.
Besides student satisfaction, Campion’s learner engagement score of 93 per cent shot the college to the top of the ranking table. But, again, this outcome is significantly higher than the national average of 60 per cent.
As to these results, Dr Morissey posited that they could be traced back to Campion’s small class sizes. He pointed out that the difference lies in the fact that students at larger universities do not have the same opportunities for clear and direct engagement during lectures that those who attend the college enjoy.
In addition, he noted that those students also lack the opportunity to have more direct interaction with their respective faculty members as learners who attend Campion College do.
Regarding the QILT report conclusions, it notes that Campion’s results stand out as an indicator of the college’s potential to serve as an example for student experience best practices that other institutions may follow. This reasoning follows the fact that the college’s students have demonstrated that the quality of their overall experience within the school is far higher than elsewhere.
Campion College’s liberal arts degree is a three-year course emphasising four core subjects: theology, history, philosophy and literature through the lens of Western Civilisation.