APR Guidance – Phase 1

Please refer to this section-by-section guide when completing Phase 1 of your review:

 

1. Overview Reflection of Programme And Curriculum

Please provide an overview based on your own self-reflection and the data provided, of how your programme and curriculum has performed in relation to the College/School and sector wider subject area

Subject Areas are invited to reflect on the following:

  • Major events and changes that have influenced programmes over the previous 12 months
  • Strategic and educational initiatives
  • Changes made and planned to the curriculum
  • Inclusivity and accessibility embedded within programme design
  •  Steps taken to ensure compliance with relevant external benchmarks and QAA Subject Benchmark statements
  • Development and use of Curriculum maps and Assessment strategies at programme level
  • Student participation and engagement with programme design, review and enhancement
 

2. Subject Area Action Plan

Please reflect on progress made in completing actions and the impact of previous actions taken to enhance your programme(s)

 

3. Learning and Teaching

Please reflect on how effective/innovative and inclusive the teaching is on your programme.  Also reflect on how effectively you integrate research or practise into your curriculum.

Subject Areas are invited to reflect on the following:

  • Reflect on student feedback in the areas of learning environment, learning resources, learning opportunities and learning community
  • How the Subject Area values and rewards teaching
  • Inclusivity and accessibility for all
  • Use of Technology (including compliance with the University’s Canvas policy)
  • Quality of teaching (including compliance with the Peer Observation Policy and teaching qualifications/fellowships)
  • Innovative teaching and enhancing practices (including engagement with SALT)
  • Student participation and engagement with Learning
  • How research informs teaching (both practice and subject), and how student learning involved active engagement with research
  • How much contact hours a student is subject to and how the students may feel confident that they’re getting “value for money”
 

4. Assessment and Feedback

Please reflect on how effective/innovative assessment is on your programme.  Also reflect on how effectively you support assessment and provide feedback

For Masters programmes, please reflect on the dissertations and associated supervision.

Subject Areas are invited to reflect on the following:

  • How the Subject Area use Assessment and Feedback to enhance learning and student development
  • Inclusivity and accessibility for all (Inclusivity and Universal Design for Learning)
  • Compliance with the University’s Feedback and Assessment Policy
  • Use of Authentic Assessment methods to maximise employability
  • Use of Technology to enhance assessment
  • Innovative assessment and feedback practices (including engagement with SALT)
  • Student participation and engagement with assessment and feedback
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