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1 Ensuring excellent and sustainable courses Sonia Ferns Course Assessment Profiling for enhanced educational and employment outcomes

2 Where are we now? Closing the continual improvement loop Change management strategy Interrogating the product Course (degree) quality / Graduate experience Data from IRs initiates the process

3 Other Variables Communication strategy Collaboration with all sectors of the University Input from all stakeholders Champions from across the University People / resources / support

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5 Frequency and Odds of Sub-domains in Best Aspects and Needs Improvement of Combined Courses All four courses combined Total Comments: – Period: Sem 1, 2006 to Sem 1, 2008 Best AspectsNeeds Improvement RankSub-domain Total hits BA:NI odds RankSub-domain Total hits NI:BA odds 1 unit_design::methods unit_design::methods staff::quality support::learning_resources support::learning_resources assessment::standards staff::accessibility unit_design::structure staff::teaching_skills staff::quality assessment::relevance staff::teaching_skills unit_design::relevance unit_design::flexibility unit_design::flexibility assessment::expectations outcomes::intellectual staff::accessibility outcomes::knowledge_skills assessment::marking

6 Data capture for the Course Assessment Profiler

7 Breakdown of assessment types

8 Comparing the number of tasks with their percentage weightings

9 Radar plot of assessment types

10 Student workload

11 Spread of graduate attributes

12 Value of the CAP Promotes robust discussion among teaching staff Provides explicit accountability Presents visual image of staff/student workloads Examines intrinsic part of the learning process Addresses issues that impacts on Graduates perceptions in the long term Identifies gaps

13 Future Developments Research staff perceptions of the CAP and refine ALTC Fellowship to collaborate across the sector and benchmark Enhance course review tools to capture other curriculum themes Develop dynamic curriculum map and CAP Rich source of data for further research

14 Thank You Questions? Comments? Ideas?


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