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A robust quality assurance system is integral to the maintenance of the quality of the University's courses. Unit and course quality is a continuous process, incorporating regular monitoring, review, benchmarking and improvement of the University's courses. The aims of this process are to:
In consultation with all schools, online PDF reports were trialled at the end of Semester 2, 2012. Following the feedback and testing last year, the 2013 reports are in transition from the online PDF system to a new electronic form (eForm) format. This is a continuing process, and we will be seeking more feedback from Schools as the new system comes online.
Background information on UTAS Unit and Course Reports is available here.
SERRU staff will be seeking meetings with all Schools in September 2013 to update our progress on the developing Unit and Course Report database, and discuss AQF compliance for UTAS following the AQF Implementation Workshop to be held Wednesday 28 August 2013 at the AMC, Newnham. Please see the AQF August newsletter for more details about the workshop.
Schools are responsible for ensuring the evaluation of units. The Unit Coordinator and teaching team are responsible for producing a Unit Evaluation Report. According to the recently approved Unit and Course Evaluation Procedure there are three caveats:
Unit Evaluation Reports will be due 2-3 months after the end of each semester:
*Units are flagged for review each Semester if they have received:
For assistance with moderation, or questions about Unit Reporting, please contact SERRU.
Download the current draft Word version of the Unit Evaluation Report
The Course/Major Evaluation Reports are based on a set of performance data at the course level and linked to the Learning and Teaching Dashboard. These reports are to be submitted annually by 31 March. The indicators currently used to assess the performance of each course/major include:
The Course/Major Evaluation Reports also include an Annual Statement of Curriculum Philosophy; mapping of course/major level outcomes; student learning progression; and graduate employment outcomes. Feedback from other sources is encouraged, including external advisory committees and accrediting bodies.
A significant process that all courses must undertake before January 2015 is compliance with the revised AQF requirements. The AQF Second Edition January 2013 provides a complete set of AQF policies and objectives and information about the monitoring arrangement for AQF. All courses need to demonstrate:
Download the current draft Word of the Course/Major Evaluation Report
Senior Executive sponsorship of the unit and course/major reporting and review process rests with the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Students and Education).
Authorised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education)
11 November, 2013