Evaluation of Modules and Taught Programmes
A key part of the University's quality assurance processes
The evaluation of modules and teaching programmes is a key part of the University's quality assurance processes, and part of a cycle of continuous improvement by the staff and students of a programme. Evaluation centres on critical reflection at the Module, Programme, College, and University levels.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the University is moving away from a fixed point annual review to a Continual Monitoring and Enhancement (CME) approach. This approach supports Programme Teams to review relevant data and information relating to their programmes at the time that the data is released, allowing for timely and responsive resolution of issues and sharing of good practice.
It is through this process that the University assures itself, and other stakeholders, that the quality and standards are being managed.
The current Evaluation Policy sets out the context and process of Continual Monitoring and Enhancement.
Module Leaders should complete a Module Report and Action Plan form (below), annually, which should be submitted to the Programme Director for each programme to which the module contributes.
The guidance document (below) provides detailed information about what should be considered within the report and reflection.
The resulting report and action plan will inform the Programme-Level Reports and Action Plans.
Programme Directors should complete the action plan template (below) at each review point as outlined in the policy in consultation with the programme delivery team, students, and other stakeholders.
The resulting report and action plan should be submitted to the Associate Deans (or nominee – your College will advise you as appropriate).
The College-Level Evaluation will be undertaken by Associate Deans, reporting outcomes to the University Learning and Teaching Committee for scrutiny.
For guidance on this policy, please contact the Quality Team.