*This event has now been moved to Wednesday July 1st from 15:30 until 17:00*
*Bookings now closed*
The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, on the sector has been unprecedented. Higher Education Institutions have been quick to act in managing carefully the necessary response to the impact of Covid-19, informed by UK government and scientific advice and the requirements of sector guidance (OfS; CMA; OIA; QAA; UKSCQA and ESFA).
Universities have introduced a range of measures to enable students to continue their studies in 2019/20 and beyond including:
Regulatory changes introduced in 2019/20 will be reviewed to ensure their appropriateness for this new phase of the pandemic. The recent publication by QAA, ‘Preserving quality and standards through a time of rapid change’, (QAA,2020), provides extensive guidance on planning for 2020/21 with a flexible response needed to respond to potential uncertainty and changes in Covid-19 conditions. We may need to move rapidly to a further lockdown should the spread of the virus increase or start to ease the restrictions for social distancing should face to face on campus delivery be possible. As QAA highlight (QAA, 2020, p8):
“With flexibility as the underpinning aim, a potential starting point in strategic planning is establishing what is possible. Consider the extent to which providers can use ‘normal’ assessment processes and regulations, and ‘emergency’ regulations that were developed in the short-term to deal with the crisis as it emerged this year. Listen to what academic staff, examination boards, exam administrators, externals and, crucially, students think about the assessment approaches adopted for this semester, and work this feedback into future planning”
Building on our recent webinars, we would like to offer QSN members the opportunity to discuss approaches to the next academic year in an online meeting. The meeting will be framed around the questions of greatest interest to members rather than presentations or lightning talks.
This webinar event is free to QSN members
This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions.
The delegate booking system on the website is a little clunky which should hopefully be fixed soon. You have to register your name to add a delegate (which could be yourself), complete the delegate registration information and then scroll back down the page to submit your registration.
|15:20||Login and virtual refreshments!|
|15:30||Welcome – Lee Jones, Chair QSN|
|15:40 – 16:40||Virtual Break-Out Rooms
Questions for Quality Practitioners to reflect for shared discussion could include:
|16:45 – 17:00||Plenary and Close|
There are currently tickets available for this event. To book, please use the following form...