Presentation on theme: "QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION Handbook for Academic Review Karen Czapiewski."— Presentation transcript:
QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION Handbook for Academic Review Karen Czapiewski
Handbook for academic review Code of practice The Agency publishes a Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education, with sections addressing good practice in individual areas of academic management.
Handbook for academic review Code of practice Academic reviewers should ensure that they are familiar with the Code.
Handbook for academic review Code of practice Reviewers will expect institutional systems to have at least an equivalent effect to the precepts of the Code.
Format of Code: Precepts - QAA expects an institution to be able to demonstrate it is addressing the key matters set out in the precepts. Guidance - Good practice; not prescriptive; not exhaustive. Recurring themes in the sections.
Academic Review Handbook... In reviewing institutions adherence to the precepts of the Code of Practice, it is the intended effect of the precept which is important, not any particular means of achieving it.
Recurring themes Clear definitions of responsibilities Clear and accessible information Staff induction and development Monitoring and evaluation Equality of opportunity
Code of Practice, Students with disabilities General principles The physical environment Information for applicants, students and staff The selection and admission of students
Code of Practice, Students with disabilities Enrolment, registration and induction of students Learning and teaching, including provision for research and other postgraduate students Examination, assessment and progression Staff development
Code of Practice, Students with disabilities Access to general facilities and support Additional specialist support Complaints Monitoring and evaluation