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inter}artes Thematic Network Strand 1 Quality Assurance & Enhancement the Strand 1 project is to devise a scheme, test & analyse, establish & recommend to EU Commission European QA&E Process for the Arts
It is intended to combine scrutiny of internal Quality Assurance (QA) systems at institutional level with investigation of how those systems work at discipline level. The review will examine three main areas:
Effectiveness of institutions’ QA structures
The accuracy and reliability of the information
provided to students about courses
Examples of how internal QA mechanisms work at course level – discipline reviews (DR’S)
INSTITUTIONAL QA&E REVIEW
Evaluation teams (ET) focus on the following evidence:
Internal QA reviews and their outcomes
Review/validation of programmes
Use of external reference points in course construction
Internal systems for the management of information
Development and use of programme specifications
Academic standards expected from students
Progression, retention and achievement data
The experience of students as learners
Management of teaching staff – appointments, appraisal etc
Self evaluation reports (SER’s)
Information presented by and gathered from students.
Student achievement, progression, etc.
Recent review reports
Information acquired during the visit
Students are central to the process of review
The audit will examine:
Information available to students
How learning is facilitated
Academic standards they are expected to achieve, and achieve in practice
INSTITUTIONAL SELF EVALUATION REPORT (SER)
The self evaluation report is intended to
address four questions:
What is the institution trying to do?
How is the institution trying to do it?
How does the institution know if it works?
How does the institution change in order to improve?