- Higher education policy reforms
- Comparative studies of higher education
- Internationalisation and standardisation in higher education
- Learning Outcomes
- The use of indicators and performance measures in HE
- Research Assistant to the project Higher Education Learning Outcomes (HELO), a collaboration between NIFU, PFI, HiOA and the University of Bergen, funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
- Member of the researcher network Nordic Fields of Higher Education, funded by NordForsk and led by Uppsala University.
- Member of the organising committee of the Early Career Higher Education Research Network (ECHER).
Higher education and employment history
- 2010- 2013. Researcher at NIFU (The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education), Oslo
- 2008- 2010, Master in Comparative and International Education, Institute for Educational Research, the University of Oslo
- 2004- 2008, Senior Researcher, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute, London
- 2000- 2004, Politics M.A. Hons, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Sweetman, Rachel (2018). Incompatible enactments of learning outcomes? Leader, teacher and student experiences of an ambiguous policy object.. Teaching in Higher Education.
24(2), s 141- 156 . doi:
Bleiklie, Ivar; Frølich, Nicoline; Sweetman, Rachel & Henkel, Mary (2017). Academic institutions, ambiguity and learning outcomes as management tools. European Journal of Education.
52(1), s 68- 79 . doi:
Sweetman, Rachel (2017). HELOs and student centred learning ? where's the link?. European Journal of Education.
52(1), s 44- 55 . doi:
Full text in Research Archive.
Michelsen, Svein; Sweetman, Rachel; Stensaker, Bjørn & Bleiklie, Ivar (2016). Shaping perceptions of a policy instrument: The political-administrative formation of learning outcomes in higher education in Norway and England. Higher Education Policy.
29(3), s 399- 417 . doi:
Stensaker, Bjørn & Sweetman, Rachel (2014). Impact of assessment initiatives on quality assurance, In Hamish Coates (ed.),
Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment.
Peter Lang Publishing Group.
Part 3, Chapter 3.
Sweetman, Rachel; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth & Karlsen, Hilde (2014). Learning outcomes across disciplinary divides and contrasting national higher education traditions. Tertiary Education and Management.
20(3), s 179- 192 . doi:
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Bleiklie, Ivar; Frølich, Nicoline & Sweetman, Rachel (2016). Academic institutions, ambiguity and learning outcomes as management tools.
Sweetman, Rachel & Ashwin, Paul (2016). What would socially-just international measures of the quality of teaching in higher education look like?.
Sweetman, Rachel (2015). Learning Outcomes in universities: how are they interpreted and practiced in Norway and England?.
Sweetman, Rachel & Ashwin, Paul (2015). Exploring the limits of learning outcomes: the case of international comparisons.
Bleiklie, Ivar; Michelsen, Svein; Sweetman, Rachel & Stensaker, Bjørn (2014). The Landing of a Policy Instrument.
Sweetman, Rachel (2014). The interpretation and impact of learning outcome approaches within degree programmes: national and disciplinary settings translating a key European concept.
Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth; Opheim, Vibeke; Sjaastad, Jørgen & Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2013). AHELO mulighetsstudie: Oppsummering av erfaringene med å gjennomføre OECDs AHELO mulighetsstudie i Norge. NIFU-rapport. 11.
Klitkou, Antje; Coenen, Lars & Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2012). Finding Nordic transition pathways: joined-up thinking on sustainable energy and transport. Public Service Review: European Union.
(23), s 408- 408
Vabø, Agnete; Ramberg, Inge & Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2012). Independent project support by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. NIFU-rapport. 27.
Vabø, Agnete & Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2012). Overcoming The American bubble? The Norwegian Partnership programme (PPNA) for Collaboration in Higher Education with North America. IIE networker, Institute of International Education networker magazine.
Spring, s 48- 49
Sweetman, Rachel Louise; Vabø, Agnete & Martin J., Finkelstein (2011). Review of the Partnership Programme in Higher Education with North America. NIFU-rapport. 43.
Vabø, Agnete & Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2011). Praksisorienterte studietilbud: Eksempler fra ingeniørutdanning, markedsføringsfag, humanistiske og samfunnsvitenskapelige fag. NIFU-rapport. 3.
Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2010). Englands nye universitetsreformer. Forskningspolitikk.
Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2010). The value of a degree in comparative context: Student perceptions, rates of return and policy trends in Norway and England.
Sweetman, Rachel Louise & Thune, Taran (2010). An integrative perspective on the value of a bachelors degree: comparisons of students' views, financial returns and policy frames in Norway and England.
Sweetman, Rachel Louise; Johnson, Fiona & Skowron, Louise (2009). Raising Young People’s Higher Education Aspirations: Teachers’ Attitudes.
Sweetman, Rachel Louise (2006). Large scale qualitative analysis: case studies of projects using XSight analysis software.
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