Presentation on theme: "Quality Assurance Forum February 2012. ‘Framework for Qualification Standards in Higher Education’ Short-term timelines December 2011: circulated for."— Presentation transcript:
Quality Assurance Forum February 2012
‘Framework for Qualification Standards in Higher Education’ Short-term timelines December 2011: circulated for comment February 2012: deadline for comments March 2012: analysis of comments March 2012: reference group reviews Framework April 2012: revised version May 2012: strategy for pilot implementation
Comments received Comments received from: Universities Private HEIs Professional bodies HE unions
Generic issues Systemic regulation institutional autonomy ‘Pathway’ differentiation institutional- type differentiation Range of practice institutional hierarchies?
Oversight issues Roles / functions of professional bodies? Standards: relations with NQF levels and descriptors? Roles of CHE / SAQA; CHE / QCTO? Oversight of NQF level 5? Oversight of work-based learning (WBL)? Standards for WBL?
Qualification issues Standards for qualification types / variants / fields / disciplines Articulation: will qualification standards address this? Articulation between occupational, vocational and professional qualifications Articulation between private and public HEIs Graduate attributes: will include high-order thinking, decision-making, ethical responsibility, etc.?
Practical issues Glossary of terms Selection of pilot qualifications / fields Case sample of a qualification standard Timeframes Shelf-life of qualification standards Benefit to students?