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HE-BCI record 2017/18 - HE-BCI Part A (Questions and options)

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HE-BCI record 2017/18 - HE-BCI Part A (Questions and options)

Version 1.0 Produced 2018-09-13

Introduction

Below are the questions and the sets of options included in the HE-BCI Part A questionnaire. Please complete the questionnaire through the HESA submit site accessible here: https://datacollection.hesa.ac.uk.

Included by the selectable options for each question are the option values (OPT_VALUES); these are derived by taking the 3 character Section short name (i.e. STR) and adding the 3-4 character Question short name (i.e. DEV from Economic development contribution) and the option number of the question (i.e. 02), to create an 8 or 9 character unique option code. This is clearly displayed in the table of option values by section.

For ease of reference these questions/options are grouped under the following sections:

Strategy (STR)

Q1. In which areas do you see your HEP as a whole making the greatest contribution to economic development? Tick ALL of the areas that apply and then indicate the three key contribution areas.

  Areas Top 3 contribution
Widening participation/access
(STRDEV01)
(STRKEYD01)
Graduate retention in local region
(STRDEV02)
(STRKEYD02)
Knowledge exchange
(STRDEV03)
(STRKEYD03)
Supporting small and medium size enterprises (SMEs)
(STRDEV04)
(STRKEYD04)
Helping with student and graduate enterprises
(STRDEV05)
(STRKEYD05)
Provision of incubator support
(STRDEV06)
(STRKEYD06)
Attracting inward investment to region
(STRDEV07)
(STRKEYD07)
Research collaboration with industry
(STRDEV08)
(STRKEYD08)
Attracting non-local students to the region
(STRDEV09)
(STRKEYD09)
Support for community development
(STRDEV10)
(STRKEYD10)
Developing local partnerships
(STRDEV11)
(STRKEYD11)
Management development
(STRDEV12)
(STRKEYD12)
Meeting regional skills needs
(STRDEV13)
(STRKEYD13)
Meeting national skills needs
(STRDEV14)
(STRKEYD14)
Commercialisation (e.g. spin-off activity/licensing)
(STRDEV15)
(STRKEYD15)
Facilitating networks
(STRDEV16)
(STRKEYD16)

Q2. Please indicate how your HEP selects the sectors that it works with. Tick all that apply.

Best fit with the HEP's strengths
(STRSECT01)
Focus on the HEP's future strategy
(STRSECT02)
Existing collaborations (including those via staff and students)
(STRSECT03)
Response to demand from external partners
(STRSECT04)
Response to Government (local, national, devolved) policy
(STRSECT05)
Other
(STRSECT06)
If other, please specify
(STRSECT07)

Q3. Please rank the following partners/clients in your HEP's third stream strategic priorities/aims from 1-4 (where 1 is the highest) in terms of benefits ultimately delivered. Enter 0 (zero) if the option is not applicable to your HEP.

Commercial private business
(STRPART01)
Non-commercial social, community and cultural organisations
(STRPART02)
Public sector (commercial and non-commercial)
(STRPART03)
Other
(STRPART04)
If other, please specify
(STRPART05)

Q4. Which of the following areas is of greatest priority in your HEP's mission? Tick ALL of the areas that apply and then indicate which the key area is.

  Areas Key areas
Regions
(STRPRI01)
(STRKEYP01)
Devolved Government region
(STRPRI02)
(STRKEYP02)
Local authority area
(STRPRI03)
(STRKEYP03)
Locality
(STRPRI04)
(STRKEYP04)
International EU
(STRPRI05)
(STRKEYP05)
Other international
(STRPRI06)
(STRKEYP06)
Area defined by the HEP
(STRPRI07)
(STRKEYP07)

Q5. Does your HEP have a strategic plan for business engagement? Select one only.

1. No strategic plan in place
(STRBUS01)
2. Between 1 and 3
(STRBUS02)
3. Strategic plan developed and only partially implemented
(STRBUS03)
4. Between 3 and 5
(STRBUS04)
5. Strategic plan developed and implemented as a result of an inclusive process across the whole HEP
(STRBUS05)

Q6. Does your HEP have a strategic plan for public and community engagement? Select one only.

1. No strategic plan in place
(STRCOM01)
2. Between 1 and 3
(STRCOM02)
3. Strategic plan developed and only partially implemented
(STRCOM03)
4. Between 3 and 5
(STRCOM04)
5. Strategic plan developed and implemented as a result of an inclusive process across the whole HEP
(STRCOM05)

Q7. How would you rate the level of incentives for staff at your HEP to engage with Business and the Community? Select one only.

1. Barriers outweigh any incentives offered
(STRINCE01)
2. Between 1 and 3
(STRINCE02)
3. Some incentives in place, but with some barriers remaining
(STRINCE03)
4. Between 3 and 5
(STRINCE04)
5. Strong incentives in place
(STRINCE05)

Infrastructure (INF)

Q8. Does your HEP have an in-house capability to seek out licensing opportunities for all its forms of IP (patents, copyrights, designs and trademarks), or does it use an external agency? Select one only.

Yes, in-house capability
(INFOPP01)
Yes, external agency
(INFOPP02)
Yes, in-house capability and external agency
(INFOPP03)
No action taken
(INFOPP04)

Q9. Does your HEP have a structured system for providing the following? Tick all that apply.

An enquiry point for SMEs
(INFSYS01)
Assistance to SMEs in specifying their needs
(INFSYS02)
A required contracting system for all staff business and community interaction activities
(INFSYS03)
Indemnity insurance for staff
(INFSYS04)
None of the above
(INFSYS05)

Q10. Does your HEP have any subsidiary companies or distinct departments of the organisations responsible for Business and Community interactions and what are they? Tick all that apply.

No
(INFRES01)
Yes, exploitation company wholly owned
(INFRES02)
Yes, exploitation company majority owned
(INFRES03)
Yes, exploitation company minority owned
(INFRES04)
Yes, internal department
(INFRES05)

Q11. Please provide the following information concerning the Business and Community representation on your governing body or equivalent.

Total number of members on governing body
(INFGOV01)
Number that are from commercial business
(INFGOV02)
Number that are from social, community and cultural groups
(INFGOV03)
Number from public sector organisations
(INFGOV04)

Intellectual property (IP) (INT)

Q12. Does your HEP exert ownership over intellectual property by any of the following? Tick all that apply.

HEP files IPR in house (including HEP shared/collaborative action)
(INTOWN01)
HEP outsources filing on IPR (to a non-HE organisation)
(INTOWN02)
HEP takes other IP protection action
(INTOWN03)
Not applicable
(INTOWN04)

Q13.Does the HEP require its staff to report or disclose (internally) the creation of the following types of intellectual property to the disclosure (external relations etc.) company or department? Select one response for each row: yes(1) or no(2).

Inventions
(INTDIS01)
Computer software or databases
(INTDIS02)
Literary or artistic works (e.g. copyright)
(INTDIS03)
Educational software and multimedia
(INTDIS04)
Industrial designs
(INTDIS05)
Trademarks
(INTDIS06)
Integrated circuit topographies
(INTDIS07)
New plant or animal varieties
(INTDIS08)
Other
(INTDIS09)

Q14. Are staff as individuals rewarded by the HEP, financially or by other means, for the intellectual property that they generate?

Yes
(INTREW01)
No
(INTREW02)

Q15. If applicable, please give a brief description of the reward arrangements below. (INTARR01)

Q16.Does the HEP offer support for spin-offs through the following mechanisms, either provided by the HEP or in collaboration with a partner organisation (e.g. IP Group, Imperial Innovations, Fusion IP)? Select one response for each row: HEP (1); Partner (2); Both (3); None (4).

On-campus incubators
(INTSPIN01)
Other incubators in the locality
(INTSPIN02)
Science park accommodation
(INTSPIN03)
Entrepreneurship training
(INTSPIN04)
Seed corn investment
(INTSPIN05)
Venture capital
(INTSPIN06)
Business advice
(INTSPIN07)

Q17. Does the HEP offer support for start-ups through the following mechanisms, either provided by the HEP or in collaboration with a partner organisation (e.g. IP Group, Imperial Innovations, Fusion IP)? Select one response for each row: HEP (1); Partner (2); Both (3); None (4).

On-campus incubators
(INTSTAR01)
Other incubators in the locality
(INTSTAR02)
Science park accommodation
(INTSTAR03)
Entrepreneurship training
(INTSTAR04)
Seed corn investment
(INTSTAR05)
Venture capital
(INTSTAR06)
Business advice
(INTSTAR07)

Social, community, cultural (SOC)

Q18. In academic staff contracts, what is the maximum number of days per year academics may carry out private activities of engagement with business and the community (i.e. not recorded elsewhere in this survey)?

(SOCDAY01)

Not applicable (SOCDAY02)

Q19.What other business and community activities are carried out in your HEP and are not covered in this survey?

(SOCACT01)

Q20. What indicators (for any Business and Community interaction activity not covered in this survey) can you propose for measuring the impact of your engagement activities?

(SOCIND01)

Q21. Which public sector areas (in terms of ultimate impact/benefit) do you engage with most in your third stream activities? Rank the options 1-5 where 1 is the highest. Enter 0 (zero) if the option is not applicable to your HEP.

NHS and Health Authorities
(SOCENG01)
Education
(SOCENG02)
Transport authorities (public service)
(SOCENG03)
Civic security authorities
(SOCENG04)
Other
(SOCENG05)

Q22. Please specify any 'other' public sector areas ranked in Question 21. (SOCPUB01)

Regeneration (REG)

Q23.If engaged in regeneration programmes, which roles, if any, do funding from regeneration programmes play for the HEP? Tick ALL of the roles that apply and then indicate which the three key roles are.

  Areas Top 3 roles
Adding/improving capability for teaching and learning (resource)
(REGROL01)
(REGKEYR01)
Adding/improving capability for research (resource)
(REGROL02)
(REGKEYR02)
Strengthening/facilitating links with the non-academic community
(REGROL03)
(REGKEYR03)
New/additional funds for teaching capital (buildings)
(REGROL04)
(REGKEYR04)
New/additional funds for teaching capital (equipment)
(REGROL05)
(REGKEYR05)
New/additional funds for research capital (buildings)
(REGROL06)
(REGKEYR06)
New/additional funds for research capital (equipment)
(REGROL07)
(REGKEYR07)
Not engaged in any regeneration programmes
(REGROL08)
(REGKEYR08)

Q24. Which of the following statements best describes your partnership arrangements with local and regional bodies? Select one only.

 
1. No engagement with community regeneration schemes, apart from individual efforts
(REGLOC01)
2. Between 1 and 3
(REGLOC02)
3. Some representation of the HEP on local partnerships at senior management level, but with limited implementation capability
(REGLOC03)
4. Between 3 and 5
(REGLOC04)
5. Active and creative engagement with community programmes, with the HEP taking a leadership position and applying a wide variety of resources
(REGLOC05)

Education and continuing professional development (CPD) (EDU)

Q25. Does your HEP provide the following courses? Tick all that apply.

 
Distance learning (online course content)
(EDUCPD01)
Continuous work-based learning
(EDUCPD02)
Short bespoke courses for business on campus
(EDUCPD03)
Short bespoke courses at business premises
(EDUCPD04)
Extra-mural courses for the public
(EDUCPD05)
None of the above
(EDUCPD06)

Q26. How are student business placements organised? Tick all that apply.

 
None are currently arranged
(EDUPLA01)
Via a central placement department
(EDUPLA02)
Individual school or department
(EDUPLA03)
Via careers service
(EDUPLA04)
Via student union
(EDUPLA05)
Ad hoc between students and businesses
(EDUPLA06)
Other
(EDUPLA07)
If other, please specify
(EDUPLA08)

Q27. To what extent is the HEP involved in the development and implementation of regional/devolved government economic strategies in terms of the provision of expertise and data and the involvement of senior HE staff in regional partnerships? Select one only.

 
1. Passive response to skills strategies
(EDUECO01)
2. Between 1 and 3
(EDUECO02)
3. Some engagement
(EDUECO03)
4. Between 3 and 5
(EDUECO04)
5. Pro-active engagement
(EDUECO05)

Q28. To what extent does the HEP monitor skills needs and sectoral change through labour market intelligence (LMI), and take this into account in planning provision? Select one only.

 
1. No monitoring
(EDULMI01)
2. Between 1 and 3
(EDULMI02)
3. Moderate responsiveness
(EDULMI03)
4. Between 3 and 5
(EDULMI04)
5. Sophisticated monitoring
(EDULMI05)

Q29. To what extent are employers actively involved in the development of content and regular reviewing of the curriculum? Select one only.

 
1. No active involvement
(EDUCUR01)
2. Between 1 and 3
(EDUCUR02)
3. Moderate active involvement
(EDUCUR03)
4. Between 3 and 5
(EDUCUR04)
5. Active involvement
(EDUCUR05)

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