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QSN Season Ticket

The Network is delighted to introduce the QSN Season Ticket

July 12, 2017

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July 12, 2017

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QSN Conference 2017 Programme

12th Annual Conference: A Better Quality Future – 7-8 September 2017

July 7, 2017

Announcement

Symposium: What Makes Good Practice Good

The Quality Strategy Network warmly invites members to its next symposium

June 1, 2017

Research Papers

Report on the Use of Management Data to Support Academic Quality Assurance

Higher education providers’ quality assurance processes have become increasingly data-reliant over time, and recent sector pronouncements concerning a shift to more ‘outcomes-focused’ external monitoring have only reinforced this. However, providers frequently describe the challenges associated with securing data that are meaningful, timely, reliable and integrated and which inspire user confidence at all levels of their organisations. Particular issues have been identified in relation to the appropriateness and consistency of data and the metrics (benchmarks) used to evaluate them, for example in relation to the performance of diverse and non-standard programmes.

Providers describe the institutional systems used to harvest, process and disseminate data and the challenge of meeting the requirements of different users in respect of how much is provided, the level of detail and the format in which it is presented. Considerable work has been undertaken by some providers in creating ‘dashboard’ interfaces that enable end-users to run customised reports from a common data source. The indications are that such developments will become even more significant as providers have to evidence the robustness of their programme monitoring procedures as part of internal and external review.

May 16, 2017

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Upcoming Events

QSN 22/23 Webinar Series: “I Want to Change This”: Has the pandemic changed how institutions approach programme amendment?

This webinar will explore effective approaches to programme modification processes and discuss some of the continuing post-pandemic challenges for quality professionals in the context of consumer legislation - from information publication and programme specifications to student expectations, delivery models and contact hours. This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions. Free to QSN

Event Dates: 08/06/2023 3:00 pm - 08/06/2023 5:00 pm
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QSN 22/23 Webinar Series: Module Evaluation Special Interest Group

Topic to be confirmed This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions. Free to QSN season ticket holders | £30 to Institutional Members | £80 to non QSN members Attendance at the Module Evaluation SIG is restricted to higher education institutions or individual members of QSN. Before submitting your booking, please ensure you know

Event Dates: 04/05/2023 3:00 pm - 04/05/2023 5:00 pm
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QSN 22/23 Symposium: It’s still all about the data

Data continues to be a dominant focus for quality assurance teams and in quality assurance processes across the four nations. This symposium will comprise a number of longer presentations as well as the opportunity for Q&A and discussion. Topics will include evidence-based uses of data, what institutions actually do with the data that they collect or are provided with, data

Event Dates: 24/03/2023 10:30 am - 24/03/2023 3:30 pm
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QSN 22/23 Webinar Series: Monitoring and Review Special Interest Group

Periodic Review is one of the principal mechanisms by which Institutions ensure the continuing standards and quality of their academic provision. This meeting will focus on how the different regulatory environments across the UK have influenced perceptions of its value as a process and how different Institutions now approach in-depth programme review. This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link

Event Dates: 19/01/2023 3:00 pm - 19/01/2023 5:00 pm
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QSN 22/23 Webinar Series: Revisiting Programme Approval

In this webinar we will focus on how the programme approval process is evolving in institutions. In many cases this is to allow a greater focus on curriculum design: for colleagues in England priorities include reviewing how current processes meet OfS expectations in the revised B conditions in the regulatory framework. We will also look at how institutions are using

Event Dates: 24/11/2022 3:30 pm - 24/11/2022 5:00 pm
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QSN Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  The AGM is free to all QSN member institutions   This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions. Before submitting your booking, please ensure you know which subscription your institution has purchased for the 2021/22 period. If you're unsure, please contact events@aua.ac.uk. When you are ready to make a booking, you first need to

Event Dates: 09/03/2022 9:30 am - 09/03/2022 10:30 am
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QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: Round table discussions on the OfS consultations

The OfS has recently published 3 consultations on regulatory condition B3, the TEF and on the data informing TEF assessments. This meeting will give QSN members the opportunity to discuss the OfS proposals in facilitated break out groups. This webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent out in the joining instructions. Free to QSN members | £50 to non

Event Dates: 17/02/2022 3:30 pm - 17/02/2022 5:00 pm
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QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: OfS Consultation on Quality and Standards Conditions

This event is now closed for online bookings. Please contact events@aua.ac.uk to book your place.   The purpose of this event is to give QSN members the opportunity to discuss and share views on the OfS Quality and Standards conditions consultation questions. This event is free to QSN members. We will share an online survey prior to the event. This webinar will take place

Event Dates: 08/09/2021 4:00 pm - 08/09/2021 5:00 pm
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QSN 15th Annual Conference: New Directions in Quality

  15TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE NEW DIRECTIONS IN QUALITY

Event Dates: 15/09/2022 12:30 pm - 16/09/2022 2:00 pm
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QSN 21/22 Webinar Series: 6 Let’s talk about standards. Working with the new definitions in the OfS regulatory framework

OfS’s recent consultations on revised conditions of registration relating to academic quality and standards have raised fundamental questions about the UK higher education approaches these issues.  One of OfS’s claims is that its proposals will ‘raise expected standards for all universities and colleges’.  This webinar will examine what this might mean for higher education providers in respect of academic standards,

Event Dates: 10/03/2022 3:00 pm - 10/03/2022 5:00 pm
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