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									GUIDE TO QUALITY
 WHAT YOU DO AND KNOW
 ALREADY BUT RELATED TO
 GREENWICH UNIVERSITY

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               DEFINITION
   Academic Standards – focuses on learner
    outcomes and performance of students.
    Reference to subject benchmark statements and
    FHEQ
   Quality (systems and processes) to enable an
    Institution to say that it is providing an
    environment and experience which maintains
    academic standards

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                  WHY DO IT?
   The need to be accountable to stakeholders: students,
    employers and funding organisations
   Do not do it as ‘going through the motions’ or make it
    so unwieldly that message is lost
    outcomes of QA which are positive or negative
    (provided that they are addressed) are often termed
    Quality Enhancement. The involvement of interested
    parties in bringing this about is termed Quality
    Management.


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ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE

   Consists of:
    Framework for Higher Education
    Qualifications (FHEQ)
    Programme Specifications
    Subject Benchmark Statements
    Code of Practice e.g. student assessment –
    refer to ScAPs
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    APPROVAL AND REVIEW
 To ensure that students have an
  appropriate academic experience
 Meet the requirements of external agencies
  (PSBs/Employers)
 Process undertaken by peers (Panel)

 Particularly for review – an evaluation of
  standards/curriculum development

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             PRINCIPLES
 Appropriate procedures in place relating to
  the authorisation, approval, monitoring
  and review of programmes
 Central regulatory and policy framework
  but devolved to Schools
 Externality

 Scrutiny proportional to risk

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      DOCUMENTATION (1)
   Institutional Context*
   Programme Specification (see App D2)
   Structure diagram - which courses are NEW
    requiring approval and
   Course Specifications (see App D1)
   Supporting statement re. programme
   Rationale and target market
   entry criteria and admissions process


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     DOCUMENTATION (2)
 summary of any specialist
  resources/facilities
 details of any specific professional body
  requirements
 summary of teaching team (incl. CVs) &
  staff development plans
 Programme management
 Assessment   strategy

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        DOCUMENTATION 3
   and for Foundation Degree programmes
   employer links (ie involvement in design,
    development, delivery)
   work-based learning arrangements (+ model for
    approving learning contracts)
   pre-entry and bridging opportunities for
    progression to honours


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         DOCUMENTATION 4
   In all cases a critical appraisal (App D6) is
    required for programme review
   Draws on evidence – PAMRs, external
    examiners, student feedback and cohort analysis
   Panel expectation that it addresses how well the
    programme has fulfilled its aims, effectiveness of
    delivery and student experience



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      ANNUAL MONITORING
   Refer to diagram
   Timeline and role of Link Tutor
   Content of Programme Annual Monitoring
    Report
   Statistics
   AIR
   Feedback

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