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Discerning Futures

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  1. Course Leaders’ Conference 2013 Discerning Futures

  2. Quality Assurance Agency Higher Education Review Kirsty CurwenLee Jones

  3. What is Higher Education Review? Quality Assurance Agency’s new review method One review method A flexible risk based approach Peer review by staff and students Informed by the UK Quality Code for Higher Education

  4. Outcomes 4 judgements: The setting and maintenance of threshold academic standards The quality of students’ learning opportunities Information about higher education provision Enhancement of students’ learning opportunities

  5. Judgements Learning opportunities, enhancement and information Is commended Meets UK expectations Requires improvement to meet UK expectations Does not meet UK expectations Setting and maintenance of threshold academic standards Meets UK expectations Requires improvement to meet UK expectations Does not meet UK expectations

  6. Expectations The UK Quality Code for Higher Education Part A: Setting and monitoring threshold academic standards Part B: Assuring and enhancing academic quality Part C: Information about Higher Education Provision

  7. What will the review team do? Review our Self Evaluation Document Review our Students’ Written Submission Review information collected by the QAA Agency Meet with Staff, students and other stakeholders

  8. Who are the review team? Academic and support staff from the HE sector Students QAA Officer

  9. When will the review take place? Key Dates: SED approved by Academic Board – 6 November ’13 SED submitted to QAA – January 2014 Desk based review of SED and information – J/F/M ‘14 Further evidence collection – March 2014 Review visit – w/c 7 April 2014

  10. What do I need to do? Group Discussion … What do we want to shout about? (case studies) What are we concerned about? (Risks and Gaps) What is the sector concerned about? (published reports) What is the sector shouting about? (published reports) Do we know what we don’t know? My QAS ‘wish list’

  11. Further Information qaa.ac.uk Staff briefings Jan – Mar 2014 Faculty Academic Quality and Standards Committee HER Steering Group

  12. Key Contacts Mark Wainman, Director of Quality Assurance Lindsay Pearson, HER Project Officer Associate Dean, Student Experience Faculty Quality and Governance Manager