QAA Institutional Review Self Evaluation Document (SED)
The University will be reviewed in May and June by a team of senior academic peers on behalf of the QAA. The visits will take place on 14 and 15 May 2013 and the week of 24 June 2013 and will be hosted at MediaCityUK.
The focus of the review will be how the University safeguards its academic standards, the quality of learning opportunities for students, its use of public information and its approach to enhancement. The review will include formal meetings between the review team and invited University staff. Those whom the review team will meet in May have already been invited and briefed. The review team will advise at the end of their May visit which staff they would like to see in June. Those staff will also be duly briefed. The review team will also meet invited students.
As a key part of its preparation for the review the University consulted on and then submitted to QAA a Self Evaluation Document.
QAA Institutional Review Self Evaluation Document Draft 2
Consultation on Draft 2 of the SED closed on 13 February 2013. See above for link to version of SED submitted to QAA.
Changes to Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2013/14 and 2014/15
Colleagues were invited to participate in the annual consultation on changes to the Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes (ARTP). Consultation closed at noon on Monday 7 January 2013.
A summary analysis of responses was submitted to LTEC on 30 January 2013 with a view to the Committee determining an action plan for the development of specific regulations for introduction in 2013/14, advising Senate at its meeting in February 2013 and consulting further if necessary on that action plan.
QAA consultion on the draft of B9:Complaints and appeals on academic matters
The chapter was available at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Newsroom/Consultations/Pages/complaints-appeals.aspx
Consultation closed on Thursday 20 December 2012.
QAA Consultation UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B4: Supporting student achievement
The chapter was available at http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Chapter-B3-draft-consultation.pdf
Deadline for recieveing comments was Monday 17 December 2012.
QAA Quality Code Chapter B3 Learning and teaching consultation
The chapter was available at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Chapter-B3-draft-consultation.pdf
The deadline for receiving comments was Monday 9 July 2012.
Academic Governance Project
- Academic Appeals (AG06)
- Student Complaints procedure (AG32)
- Personal Development Planning (AG40)
- Information Held and Provided by Schools (AG34)
- Assessment Code of Practice (AG18/19)
- Programme Approval, Fast Track, PPRR (AG07, 08, 12)
- Student Disciplinary Procedure (AG27)
The deadline for receiving comments was 18th June 2012.
Academic Governance Project:
- Fitness for Study procedure (AG31)
- Academic Misconduct Procedure (including preventative measures against academic misconduct) (AG29/30)
- Evaluating the Student Voice (AG09)
- Guide for College and School Staff on College and School Committees (AG24)
The deadline for receiving comments was 11th June 2012.
Academic Governance Project: A13 Placement Learning and AG25 Strategic School Review
firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline receiving comments was 21st May 2012.
Academic Governance Project: AG17 Personal Tutoring
The deadline for receiving comments was Friday 27th April 2012.
Academic Governance Project: AG16 - Admissions and retention
The deadline for receiving comments was 20th April 2012.
Academic Governance Project: AG05 - External examining of all taught programmes
Please note that this document was re-circulated for sign off, following a number of changes made to it from the version which was previously put to consultation, to take into account the QAA Quality Code chapter on external examining.
AG05 - External examining of all taught programmes The deadline for receiving comments was 26th March 2012.
Academic Governance Project
Comments were invited on documents which had completed the first consultation stage: AG14 - Consideration of reports from Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies The deadline for comments was 29th February 2012.
Academic Governance Project: Provision of feedback - further consultation
With regard to document AG01 (Provision of feedback on assessed work and retention of assessed work) which was first posted for consultation in November, the workstream lead has been in consultation with ITS regarding whether it would be possible to ensure that in future feedback from exams could be provided to the same timescale as for all other forms of assessment. This could not currently be ensured, the delay being due to the need to ratify and moderate exam marks before they could be released. However it was noted by the Project Board that if unratified marks could be released to students as “provisional” marks this would enable the same timescale to be used. The document has now been amended to reflect this; however the Project Board would welcome the views of a wider constituency on this matter before signing off the document. Could you please therefore let Martin Toner have any comments on the revised document, and in particular on Section 3, by no later than Thursday 19 January 2012.
Changes to Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes 2012/13
Colleagues were invited from December 2011 to January 2012 to participate in the annual consultation on changes to the Academic Regulations for Taught Programmes (ARTP).
Academic Governance Project
AG01 - Provision of feedback on assessed work and retention of assessed work by 14 December 2011
AG02 - Late submission of assessed work by 14 December 2011
AG03 - PMC Procedure (including 'fit to sit') by 17 January 2012
AG04 - Approval of membership and clarification of procedures and functions of Boards of Examiners by 17 January 2012
AG05 - External Examining for all taught programmes by 17 January 2012 AG10 - Withdrawal of programmes and non-recruitment to programmes by 14 December 2011
DEADLINES: AG01, AG02, AG10 – 14 December 2011
AG03, AG04, AG05 – 17 January 2012