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									                                 CARDONALD COLLEGE

                             ACADEMIC QUALITY STANDARDS COMMITTEE

                                   Session 2007 - 2008
              Minute of meeting held on Friday, 7 September 2007 in Room 3.16.

Present:         John Laird (Chair)             Alex McCluskey
                 Cathy McSkimming               Anita Brown
                 John Parker                    Nancy Birney
                 Elaine Donnelly

Apologies:       Ellen Lancaster                Katherine Matthews
                 John McLean

Absent:          Sheila White

BUSINESS                                                                           ACTION

1.    MINUTE OF MEETING HELD ON 17 August 2007

      The minute was agreed.

2.    MATTERS ARISING

      INFORMATION SYSTEMS VERIFICATION REPORT - 358

      C McSkimming advised the committee that she will follow up this item with
      M Robertson.                                                                      CMcS

      Development visit is in the process of being requested.

      COMMITTEE SELF EVALUATION

      Completed self evaluation document to be e-mailed to all members (06-07           CMcS
      membership).

      CONSTRUCTION CRAFT SKILLS (SFW) – EV VISIT

      A Brown confirmed that following the EV recommending a follow-up visit
      he had subsequently contacted J Taylor to state that he was running out of
      time to visit however he was happy that everything was running well and
      trusted that SQA would be happy with this.

3.    APPROVAL APPLICATIONS

      Sub No:A148 – Units for Faculty A

      T Lindsay joined the meeting to discuss this application. She gave a brief
      run through of the units and confirmed that core skills were integrated
      within the units. It was also confirmed that all teaching packs were now


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      complete.

      E85C10 – approved                     E85910 – approved
      E85A10 – approved                     E85B10 - approved

      Sub No: A149 – HNC Practical Journalism
      Sub No: A150 – HND Practical Journalism

      D Neilson joined the meeting to discuss both HNC / HND applications. He
      confirmed that as the award was a revalidation the old HNC units only
      required minor changes to be made to them. It was confirmed that
      teaching packs were being updated at the moment. N Birney raised the
      possibility of issues for students with extended learning needs undertaking
      shorthand units. D Neilson confirmed that he did not have any experience
      of this however he was willing to meet with N Birney to discuss.

      There was an error on Section 3 of the UA form for A150 – D Neilson to
      provide revised paperwork to the Quality Development Unit.                             AB

      F1RE35 – approved                     F1N235 – approved
      F1RK34 – approved                     F1RM34 – approved
      F1N634 – approved                     F1N934 – approved
      F1X434 – approved                     DE2734 – approved
      F1RD34 – approved                     D7LW34 - approved
      G8L115 - approved


      F1NG35 – approved                     F1N335 – approved
      F1RL35 – approved                     F1RN35 – approved
      F1N735 – approved                     F1N835 – approved
      F1N535 – approved                     F1N135 – approved
      F1N435 – approved                     F1X535 – approved
      G8L216 - approved

      Sub No: A151 – Practical Experiences: Construction and Engineering

      DX1509 – approved                     DX1609 – approved
      DX1709 – approved                     C24009 - approved

      Sub No: A152 – Unit for Faculty C

      D8MH11 - approved




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                             ACADEMIC QUALITY STANDARDS COMMITTEE

                                   Session 2007 - 2008
BUSINESS                                                                            ACTION

4.    HMIe REPORTS

      Stow College

      The Committee noted the report.

      Metropolitan College

      The Committee noted the report.

      Reid Kerr College

      J Laird to pass information on Guidance to K Sangster to follow up.

      South Lanarkshire College

      J Laird agreed to raise the possibility of an all staff conference with the
      SMG.

      J Parker noted that D McDougall had already followed up on ‘Construction
      staff development in questioning techniques’ and a member of staff from
      South Lanarkshire had agreed to come to Cardonald to talk to our staff.


      C McSkimming advised the committee that she was compiling an analysis
      by subject from the last 12 visits to issue to sections. It was agreed that
      this would be a beneficial exercise.

5.    EXTERNAL VERIFICATION/MODERATION REPORTS FOR
      CONSIDERATION

      Complimentary / Holistic Therapies - VTCT

      The committee commended the report.

      3 – SQA – Media

      The committee noted a good report.

      192 – SQA – Travel and Tourism (Graded Unit 2)

      J Parker noted that K Park had visited Anniesland College to see how they
      approached this graded unit; he had also met with all students affected by
      the hold.


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      C McSkimming noted that during a development visit she and K Park had
      worked through every student’s report and redrafted titles.

      The Committee agreed not to request an action plan due to the fact that C
      McSkimming was working closely with K Park to resolve this issue.

      242 – SQA – Learning & Development

      The committee appreciated the progress which had been made with this
      unit and commended a very good report.

      232 – SQA - Electronics

      The committee noted the report.

      82 – SQA – Social Care

      The committee commended a good report.

      187 – SQA – Electrical SVQ

      The committee commended a very good report.

      298 – SQA – Retail Management

      The committee commended a good report.

      1 – SQA – English & Communication

      The committee commended an excellent report.

      390 – SQA – Business (Graded Unit 3)

      The committee commended a very good report.

      232 – SQA – Applied Electronics

      The committee commended a good report.

      389 – SQA – Administration & IT (Graded Unit 3)

      The committee commended a good report.



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                                   Session 2007 - 2008
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      389 – SQA – Administration & IT (Graded Unit 2)

      A hold had been placed on this unit however following a development visit
      during the summer the hold was lifted. Both the central verification report
      and follow up report were noted by the committee.

      400 – SQA – Creative Industries

      The committee noted the report

      366 – SQA – Social Sciences

      The committee noted the report

      198 – SQA – Fitness, Health & Exercise

      The committee commended a good report.

      390 – SQA – Business (Graded Unit 2)

      The committee commended a good report.

      During this item a discussion took place on graded unit events / reports in
      general. C McSkimming noted that she was pursuing this in a number of
      ways:

         Staff had been asked to complete HN Unit Comment forms
         C McSkimming to collate responses and write covering letter to give
          centre’s perspective
         The Quality Improvement Forum had invited Matthew McCullagh, SQA
          to their annual conference
         The QIF Steering Group were feeding back to SQA their concerns

      J Laird agreed to write to SQA to raise the issue of timing of reports being
      issued to centres.                                                                       JL

      Due to time constraints the last three reports were held over until the next
      meeting.

6.    DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

      Friday 14th September 2007 at 9.30 am in Seminar Room 2 of the
      Business Centre.



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