中文版
English

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Information

Evaluation mechanism

Evaluation manpower and growth mechanism



Sources and amounts of the professional evaluators

QAA uses over 550 reviewers. The committee is a mixed committee: academics and other experts outside academia.

Qualifications of the reviewers

Knowledge and understanding include:
1. current or recent experience, knowledge and understanding of higher education provision
2. knowledge and familiarity with the Academic Infrastructure and other external reference points such as professional, statutory and regulatory bodies
3. for reviews requiring subject expertise, experience of providing higher educationlevel teaching and learning delivered in colleges or higher education institutions: in the case of industrially or professionally-based reviewers, familiarity with teaching and learning in higher education
4. understanding of programme entry requirements and the ability to interpret progression statistics, including withdrawal, transfer and failure rates and destinations data
5. familiarity with academic support strategies and the functions of academic tutorials experience with examining and/or verification (and preferably external examining or external verification)
6. knowledge of the quality assurance processes employed by colleges providing higher
7. familiarity with the standards of higher education awards in colleges and universities in the United Kingdom.
Skills include the ability to:
1. conduct meetings and interviews with staff
2. conduct meetings with a range of current and former groups of students
3. write succinctly and coherently
4. meet tight timescales and deadlines
5. work effectively as a member of a team
6. work courteously and professionally
7. maintain confidentiality
8. communicate electronically, including emails, attachments and use of web mail.
Criteria for the student member of an Institutional audit team:
1. currently a university student in the United Kingdom
2. interested in representing students’interests and have some experience of
3. able to assimilate new information and build on existing experience

Selections of the reviewers

At the time of appointment, auditors will be expected to have current expertise and experience of teaching and management in HE. They will be selected by QAA from nominations made by UK institutions, and it is assumed that there will be a general willingness to offer names.

Ethics mechanism of the reviewers

The conflict of interest record is remarked in the nomination form :
1. if you would indicate below any possible current conflicts of interest with further education colleges and/or higher education institutions.
2. Examples of conflict of interest include any college (including former colleges in Northern Ireland) or higher education institution that you have worked in, or for, during the last five years; any college or higher education institution where you have undertaken validation, external examination or consultancy work during the last three years; any college or higher education institution where you have recently made an application for a post; and any college or higher education institution where a close relative may be either working or studying.

Training mechanism of the reviewers

All members of an audit team will be trained by QAA and able to perform their tasks in accordance with the published method.

Professional development of the organiztion

Training and development policy:
1. Purpose and scope
QAA recognises that effective training and development offers benefits to the individual and the organisation as a whole, which ultimately contribute to the achievement of QAA’s objectives.
2. Principles of the training and development policy
Training and development can be defined as any activity designed to help individuals become more effective at their work by improving, updating or refining their knowledge and skills. It encompasses a range of activities including, for example, involvement in various projects, attendance at training courses, conferences or seminars, visits to other institutions, work shadowing, formal study, coaching and mentoring.

Check and improvement of the evaluation mechanism

Announcement and application of the evaluation results

Others




Copyright © 2017 ︱Best viewed with Chrome/ FireFox/ IE11/ Edge, 1024x768 resolution or higher

Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan http://www.heeact.edu.tw/
  7F., No.179, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

National Academy for Educational Research http://www.naer.edu.tw/
  Headquarter Campus: No.2, Sanshu Rd., Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City 237, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  Taipei Branch: No.179, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  Taichung Branch: No.67, Shifan St., Fengyuan Dist., Taichung City 420, Taiwan (R.O.C.)