Please note: this Group has been discontinued as it has concluded its work.
Clear intended learning outcomes are a key component of good programme and unit planning and assessment for our students. The QAA Code of Practice Section 7: Programme design, approval, monitoring and review - September 2006 gives clear guidance surrounding the purpose and design of learning outcomes. During the QAA Institutional Review in 2009 the University was advised to ensure (EC/10/25):
i) that the intended learning outcomes of a programme are explicitly reflected in the intended learning outcomes of its constituent units
ii) that unit specifications always clearly express the means whereby each of the unit’s intended learning outcomes is to be assessed
iii) that unit specifications, in detailing assessment criteria, consistently include, where applicable, an explanation of how the award of credit may be affected by criteria additional to marks in an examination or other formal assessment.
Education Committee has tasked this short term working group to review how best the University might achieve this recommendation.
The membership of the Committee is as follows:
The Committee reports to Education Committee, meetings are scheduled to enable this.