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Implementation of national academic reference standards

Implementation of National Academic Reference Standards

Prof. Nadia Badrawi

Senior Member and former chairperson of the National Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee

Head of Pediatric Department

Cairo University

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


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Implementation of National Academic Reference Standards

  • National Academic Reference Standards (NARS).

  • Academic Reference Standards of the higher education institutions (ARS).

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


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Implementation of National Academic Reference Standards

  • The National Academic Standards have been developed in order to define the expected performance of quality assured tertiary education institutions.

  • These standards represent the minimum academic quality requirements which the government regards as appropriate and reasonable in order to protect the interests of the sector’s students and the reputation of individual institutions and the community as a whole.

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


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Implementation of National Academic Reference Standards

NARS for:

  • Bachelor

  • license

  • Diploma

  • Master

  • Doctoral degrees

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Implementation of National Academic Reference Standards

  • Higher education institution is responsible for implementation of NARS

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Implementation of national academic reference standards

Implementation of National Academic Reference Standards

NARS

Specification

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Implementation of National Academic Reference Standards

  • Successful implementation of NARS and the means of secure their continued relevance requires an action plan.

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Key elements of the implementation of nars in heis

Key Elements of the Implementation of NARS in HEIs

  • Raising awareness.

  • Review NARS or International Standards

  • Develop our own Standards

  • Ensure compliance with the mission of the faculty.

  • Capacity building

  • Approval of Faculty members on the Academic reference standards.

  • Dissemination.

  • Implementation.

  • Feedback.

  • Reviewing after annual faculty report.

  • Modifying when required.

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


Implementation of national academic reference standards

Tools for Implementation

  • Utilize QA center of the university.

  • Utilize Quality Assurance unit of the faculty.

  • Develop a team to develop the Standards

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Implementation of nars

Implementation of NARS

Capacity Building

  • Design a training program to academic staff members for using NARS as external reference standards in adopting standards for the programs in faculty, or acquire a higher level of standard.

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Implementation of NARS

Capacity Building (cont.)

  • Design a training program to academic staff members for using academic reference standards in writing program specification.

  • Design a training program to academic staff members for using program specification in writing course specification.

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Implementation of NARS

Capacity Building (cont.)

  • Design a training program for curriculum development

  • Design a training program for academic members for successful alignment of the curriculum with the course and program specification.

  • Design a training program for writing performance indicators.

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


Implementation of national academic reference standards

Academic Reference Standard

NARS

Course structure

Program Spec.Learning Outcomes

Course LOs

Professional bodies

Assessment

Employers

Content

HE Quals framework

Modified from Barrie Morgan

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Implementation of national academic reference standards

For new programs the NARSprovides the key reference for the development of the program learning outcomes.

For program review – must ensure that the program continues to be consistent with the NARS.

The primary Reference Point for Program Design is the NARS

At audit, it must be demonstrated that NARShave been taken into account in choosing ARS and program design.

Barrie Morgan

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Program specifications

Program Specifications

  • Concise description of the intended outcomes of learning from a program in terms of:

    • knowledge and understanding

    • key skills

    • cognitive skills

    • subject specific skills

  • Show how the learning outcomes are going to be achieved and demonstrated in terms of:

    teaching and learning and assessment methods.

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


Identifying the course specification

Identifying the Course Specification

From a consideration of:

  • Emphasis and distinctiveness of the program – the program aims.

  • Development of subject knowledge.

  • Development of skills.

  • Consideration of level and progression.

NARS continues to be a reference point

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Barrie Morgan


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Implementation of NARS

Mission

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Implementation of NARS

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Implementation of NARS

Approval of Faculty members on the Academic reference standards of the HEIs

  • Steering committee or Standard team.

  • Action plan.

  • Develop the Academic Reference Standard of the institution

  • Endorsement of department council.

  • Endorsement of faculty council.

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Implementation of NARS

  • Develop a plan for the dissemination of the academic standards to the faculty members, students and stakeholders.

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Implementation of NARS

  • Develop a plan for monitoring the implementation of ARS.

  • Feedback from student and faculty members.

  • Develop a plan and arrangements for the evaluation and revision of ARS.

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Implementation of NARS

  • Compare the designed courses with the existing ones.

  • Use the annual course reports, identify changes that are required and develop an action plan to reform the curriculum and address other identified needs.

  • Identify training needs and provide training for all faculty members and other employees.

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Implementation of national academic reference standards

Implementation of NARS

  • If any institution develops program ILOs that are different from NARS, it should be stated in its mission. For example, it may have a distinctive mission or unusual student intake, or it might be using alternative external reference points that are regarded as more relevant to the needs of its graduates and other stakeholders.

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Faculty department responsibility

Faculty/DepartmentResponsibility

  • Develop relevant external reference points (ARS)

  • Guarantee that ARS are equal or exceed the threshold of NARS

  • Ensure that the ARS and the program design follow the regulatory frameworks and Bylaws

  • Achieve the academic standards and outcomes.

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


Implementation of national academic reference standards

Faculty/DepartmentResponsibility

  • Clearly define the program specifications including aims and graduate profiles.

  • Identify the appropriate stakeholder groups for different types of consultation

  • Records the consultation with students, professional bodies, business, industry and relevant community groups.

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Implementation of national academic reference standards

Faculty/DepartmentResponsibility

  • Records of stakeholderinput aiding effectiveness of programs.

  • Systematicstudentevaluation of teaching, and program delivery.

  • Document policies and procedure

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Faculty department responsibility1

Faculty/DepartmentResponsibility

  • Generated evidence and outcome measures to inspect academic standards.

  • Prepare their portfolios how well they perform against their own and the external expectations

  • Guide institutions in their preparation for external peer review

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Faculty department responsibility2

Faculty/DepartmentResponsibility

  • Develop internal academic audit processes that address the standards they adopt.

  • Review the quality management system, by senior management, and updated on a regular basis.

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Faculty/DepartmentResponsibility

Each institution should consider additional evidence they may wish to present under each of the standards and make this clear in their self-evaluation reports and during external audit.

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University responsibility

University Responsibility

  • University will endeavor to ensure that, however and wherever academic programs and awards are made in its name, its procedures and practices are informed by the following principles

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University responsibility1

University Responsibility

  • That systems and procedures should be fit for purpose, transparent, efficient, reliable and responsive to changing contexts;

  • That full recognisance is taken of academic reference standards by the Quality Assurance Agency

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University responsibility2

University Responsibility

  • That educational provision and supporting systems and procedures should be subject to monitoring and evaluation in a commitment to continuous improvement

  • That, procedures and educational provision should be informed by the views of its students and other “stakeholders” and by independent peer review

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University responsibility3

University Responsibility

  • That, learning and teaching activities and the commitment to quality assuranceand enhancement should be supported by relevant and comprehensive provision for educational and staff development;

  • That, the underlying principles, systems and procedures to safeguard and enhance standards and to assure and enhance quality are consistent

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University responsibility4

University Responsibility

  • University of Liverpool

  • University of Surrey Calendar 2006-07

  • Wisconsen University

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University responsibility5

University Responsibility

  • Responsibility for interpretation and implementation of the quality strategy is shared between the Faculty through QA unit and the University through quality center.

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Responsibility of qa agency

Responsibility of QA Agency

  • Review the academic standard of the institution and make sure that it reaches the threshold level of NARS

  • Capacity building

  • External review

  • Follow up yearly through annual faculty report

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


References

References

  • Egyptian Handbook for QAA

  • QAA UK

  • New Zeeland QAA

  • Australian QA

  • CHEA

  • British Council Seminars in Tunisia

Thank You

Nadia Badrawi

Prof. Nadia Badrawi


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