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Title: UK Quality Code for Higher Education Part C: Information about higher education provision


1
UK Quality Code for Higher EducationPart C
Information about higher education provision
  • Part C consultation events
  • 18 January 8 February 2012

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
Education. Registered charity numbers 1062746 and
SC037786
2
Todays consultation event
  • Aims
  • To answer your questions about the proposed Part
    C
  • To facilitate and support your responses to our
    consultation
  • Reminder
  • Consultation closes on 24 February 2012
  • Responses please to http//www.surveymonkey.com/s/
    UKQCHE_Part_C

3
Part C and the Quality Code
Expectations What higher education providers
expect of themselves and each other and what the
general public can therefore expect of all them
all
4
Why have a Part C?
  • Changes to the Academic Infrastructure final
    report (QAA June 2011)
  • Policy developments across the UK 2010-11
  • Who needs what information, in what form, for
    what purposes?
  • Who provides what information, in what form, for
    what purposes?

5
Environment for Part C
  • England
  • Understanding the information needs of users of
    public information about higher education (HEFCE
    August 2010)
  • Enhancing and developing the National Student
    Survey (HEFCE Aug 2010)
  • Outcomes of consultation and next steps
    (HEFCE/UUK/GuildHE June 2011)
  • White Paper on higher education Students at the
    heart of the system (BIS June 2011)
  • Wales
  • Provision of information for students on costs of
    study (HEFCW March 2011)
  • Key information sets Outcomes of consultation
    and next steps (HEFCW June 2011)
  • Guidance on the development of student charters
    (HEFCW Sept 2011)
  • Consultation about amendments to the
    Institutional Review Wales (IRW) (HEFCW June
    2011)
  • Scotland
  • Building a smarter future towards a sustainable
    Scottish solution for the future of higher
    education (Scottish Government Dec 2010)
  • Consultation report (Scottish Government March
    2011)
  • Northern Ireland
  • KIS
  • IRENI

6
Challenges!
  • 1 Quality Code Part C 4 countries?
  • Public relations, or public information?
  • Information, or communication?
  • Student life cycle, audience, purpose, or
    availability?
  • Course, programme, subject, school, or
    institution?
  • Expectation, or prescription?

7
Part C is...
  • the reference point for Information about higher
    education provision
  • applicable to all UK higher education providers
  • Expectation
  • UK higher education providers produce
    information about the higher education experience
    they offer that is valid, reliable, useful and
    accessible.
  • Indicators
  • examples of sound practice to meet Expectation

8
Part C is NOT...
  • ...about public information about higher
    education
  • ...about how to communicate information
  • ...about the means to convey information
  • ...a manual to pass reviews

9
Part C is structured around...
  • Purposes of information
  • present the provider
  • communicate values of HE
  • enable choices
  • maximise experience
  • confirm achievements
  • quality assurance, enhancement
  • Audiences
  • the public
  • the public
  • prospective students
  • current students
  • graduates, employers
  • sector bodies, the public

Student life cycle
10
Part C and reviews
  • Judgements on information about higher education
    provision in
  • IRENI (from 2012/13)
  • REO (immediate)
  • IRW (from 2013/14, to align with IRENI)
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