LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY. CONTINUOUS AUDIT BRIEFING. Quality Assurance Services. Composition of Audit Activities. ACADEMIC AUDIT. Regulatory process (see section D1 of the APR). Serves to assure Academic Board that delegated responsibilities for Q&S are being appropriately discharged
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CONTINUOUS AUDIT BRIEFING
Quality Assurance Services
Regulatory process (see section D1 of the APR)
Serves to assure Academic Board that delegated
responsibilities for Q&S are being appropriately discharged
(reports to committees)
Promotes quality enhancement through recognition and
dissemination of good practice
Monitoring and evaluation of routinely produced evidence (desk based)
observation of a range of activities
specific issues or themes which arise from consideration of the outcomes of continuous audit
any other form of internal or external monitoring and review at faculty or university level
Exam Boards and Committees
progression and award regulations are still working through
ties in with staff development activities
new process this year
looking for consistency of approach to assure Academic Board
looking for teething issues
outcomes will inform interim review of new process
Module Handbooks / Guides / other?
4 UG and 4 PG Courses in each faculty
How is module information shared with the student?
When is module information shared with the student?
Consistency of approach?
Focus on clarity of assessment information
Schedules of activity requested at start of semester 2
QAS appoints Audit Coordinator
All QAS Quality Officers and Team Managers to participate
FQTs asked to participate (quality practitioners)
FQT Managers consulted on which “events” to observe
Supporting materials / templates made available via online
Coordinator allocates participants 1-2 events to observe in a non-aligned subject area and emails details and contacts
confirm availability to QAS via email – substitutions are possible – and thereafter liaise with event secretary to ensure location / time is confirmed
familiarise themselves with the relevant guidance materials and regulations
attend, observe and submit observations on standardised
templates via email to QAS
Remember to check the event details the day before
Bring guidance materials with you
Make notes and write up the form later
Be unobtrusive and uninvolved!
Look for good practice
Anonymise individuals in your observations
Be a stranger! Introduce yourself on arrival
Intervene or give advice – defer to quality teams
Sit where you can’t see or hear what is going on
Pre-board undertaken? Check with secretary after if not clear
Attendance – appropriate representation of internal and external examiners?
Agenda – “refreshed version used”?
Mitigation Panel / UPB reports available?
Progression regulations – 30 threshold / 100 cp requirement for most now
Award – appropriate methods applied?
Chairs actions - any outstanding from last time?
- process for new ones clear?
Frequency – meetings should be monthly
Scope – meetings should be at faculty level
Attendance of Faculty Mitigation Coordinators (FMC) (min of 2 per faculty)
and general constituency (external)
Report of mitigation at point of assessment made by FMC?
Who is presenting the cases? Should be the FMC
Are tariffs being applied consistently?
Are arrangements for onward reporting to Board clear?
Any issues that the FMP feels are unclear?