Quality Handbook

The following files are available to download:

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 Introductory Pages for the Quality Assurance Office
1.2 Quality Assurance Briefings for Staff

SECTION 2 – PROGRAMME AND MODULE DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL
2.1 New Programme and Module Approval Procedure – Guidance Notes and Procedure
2.2 New Programmes and Modules Flowchart
2.3 Templates, Forms and Checklists:
2.3.1 Business Case Template for New Programmes
2.3.2 Employer Consultation Form New Programme
2.3.3 Programme Specification Template
2.3.4 Module Specification Template
2.3.5 Module Mapping Template
2.3.6 Assessment Matrix template
2.3.7 Calendar Entry Grid Undergraduate Template
2.3.8 Calendar Entry Grids Postgraduate Template
2.3.9 Approval Checklist – New Programmes
2.3.10 Approval Checklist – New Modules on Existing Programmes
2.3.11 Response to External Reviewers Comments Form

SECTION 3 – CHANGING PROGRAMMES AND MODULES
3.1 Changes to Programmes and Modules_Procedure and Guidance Notes
3.2 Changes to Programmes and Modules Flowchart
3.3 Templates and Forms:
3.3.1 Approval of Changes Request Form
3.3.2 Summary of Changes Report Form for SLTC

SECTION 4 – ANNUAL PROGRAMME AND MODULE MONITORING
4.1 Annual Programme and Module Monitoring Guidance Notes and Procedure
4.2 Annual Programme and Module Monitoring Flowchart
4.3 Templates and Forms:
4.3.1 Module Annual Monitoring Template
4.3.2 Programme Annual Monitoring Template
4.3.3 Annual Monitoring School Overview Report
4.4 Appendices:
4.4.1 Example Module Data Dashboard
4.4.2 Accessing the Module Data Dashboard

SECTION 5 – QUINQUENNIAL PROGRAMME REVIEW
5.1 Quinquennial Review – Guidance Notes, Procedure, Roles and Responsibilities
5.2 Templates and Forms:
5.2.1 QQR Template for Review Organisation
5.2.2 QQR Agenda Template for Sub-Committee Meetings 2016
5.2.3 QQR Template for Programme Reports
5.2.4 QQR Template for School Overview Report
5.2.5 QQR Template for External Panel Meeting
5.2.6 QQR Template for External Panel Report to Senate
5.2.7 QQR Template for School Action Plan
5.2.8 QQR Template for Comparative Analysis of Reviews
5.3 Appendices:
5.3.1 QQR Student Representative Guidelines

SECTION 6 – CLOSURE OF PROGRAMMES
6.1 Closure of Programme Procedure and Approval Form
6.2 Forms:
6.2.1 Closure of Programmes Forms

SECTION 7 – EXTERNAL EXAMINING
7.1 External Examiners Code of Practice
7.2 Recruiting External Examiners:
7.2.1 Filling External Examiner Vacancies
7.2.2 Current Staff as External Examiners
7.3 Forms:
7.3.1 External Examiners Nomination and Approval Form
7.3.2 External Examiners Report Template
7.3.3 External Examiner Fee Schedule
7.3.4 Externals Moderation template

SECTION 8 – STUDENT REPRESENTATION AND FEEDBACK
8.1 National Student Survey_Overview
8.2 Student Representatives Handbook

SECTION 9 – PUBLISHED INFORMATION POLICY
9.1 Published Information Policy

SECTION 10 – GLOSSARY
10 Glossary and Abbreviations

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