The School of GeoSciences actively monitors and evaluates courses and degree programmes. For every undergraduate and postgraduate course, the Course Organiser is required to complete a Course Monitoring form annually and ensure a student evaluation exercise has been undertaken. The Course Monitoring forms allows the School Teaching Committee to identify best practise or the need to change or investment in a course by considering:
The Course Monitoring forms are held in each our Teaching Offices with student evaluation. In support of the Teaching Programme Review (TPR) quality assurance process, we ask each teaching area of the School to internally review their degree programmes on a regular basis to ensure standards and strategic needs. For example, a recent review in Ecological Sciences lead to a major restructuring of the degree programmes to reflect changing demands in areas of study. Geography will undertake a similar internal review in 2011/12 to feed into the TPR process in 2013/14.
The most recent Teaching Programme Review (TPR) and Postgraduate Programme Review (PPR) reports and responses are available from the Quality Unit website.
Examples of good practice in teaching and learning are an essential part of internal subject review.
This article was published on Jul 13, 2011