Presentation on theme: "QA and QE: Relationships and perspectives East Midlands Conference Centre 11 June 2006 Dr. John Selby, Director (Education and Participation)"— Presentation transcript:
QA and QE: Relationships and perspectives East Midlands Conference Centre 11 June 2006 Dr. John Selby, Director (Education and Participation)
Enhancing excellence in L&T Key principles for HEFCE: assurance methods that are robust, light in touch, meet public information needs, and that recognise the primary responsibility of HEIs for quality - and diversity of the sector approaches to enhancement that recognise a plurality of approaches, support innovation, and reward and recognise excellence
QA and QE for HEFCE: Separate but related mechanisms Assurance through the QA Framework (QAF): Institutional/Collaborative provision audit Public information (TQI/NSS) Enhancement through the Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund (TQEF): Sector-wide (HE Academy) Institutional (ILTS, CETLS) Individual (National Teaching Fellowship Scheme)
Key developments (1) Launch of Unistats.com – November 2007 Launch of IQER – May 2008 CETL Evaluation – June 2008 Final phase of QAF Review complete – July 2008 Publication of analysis of 2007 NSS results – July 2008
Key developments (2) Considering the future of formula funding element of TQEF – initial Board discussion July 2008 Re-launch NSS dissemination website – September 2008 Inclusion of FECs in NSS/Unistats - ongoing Review of NSS process (Alan Brickwood Associates) – ongoing
Questions for the future How can we be sure that students are receiving a value for money experience? What role should students have in the processes of assurance and enhancement? Is there sufficient – and appropriate - public information about HE?