I continue to share brief lessons from the modules in Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching.
Session 1, 2024 started February 12th and runs until June 30th, 2024. Enrolment is open now. You can sign up at https://canvas.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: FPXJJW.

Quality assurance and our responsibilities: Helping guide your development is Module 23 and part of the Leading learning and teaching pathway through the course. Developed by Julie Fleming (Central Queensland University) and Kogi Naidoo (Institute of Health & Management), this module provides an overview of learning and teaching frameworks that assure the quality of Australia’s higher education providers.

Quality learning and teaching is evidence-based, relevant, benchmarked, situation-specific and peer confirmed.

Learn about how the standards and quality indicators for learning and teaching apply to your work as an educator. As a starting point, take a look at the following image from the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA):

The Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF) has been structured to align with the student experience or ‘student life cycle’ from prospective students through to the award of a qualification.
The module shares a wealth of resources on quality from the point of view of the many stakeholders in higher education, including government entities, university administration, employees, employers, suppliers, competitors, communities, regulators and more!

Let’s follow TEQSA’s approach in the image above and consider students. The module guides participants through the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and student data, including internal course and teaching evaluations and external data such as Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

One of the optional activities in the module is reading Shah and Richardson’s (2015) article Is the enhancement of student experience a strategic priority in Australian universities? The authors analyse the strategic plans of 33 Australian universities with the aim of outlining the extent to which the enhancement of student experience is embedded as one of their key priorities.

Highly recommended reading for higher education learning and teaching quality wonks in the changing context following the release of the Accord final report!

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