474, 3 December 2001
Subject Review Feedback Meeting
22 November 2001
Review Chair offered thanks to all those who provided
the team with documentation and oral responses.
quality of the provision was approved and the following
points were awarded:
Design, Content and Organisation Ð 4
Learning and Assessment Ð 4
Progression and Achievement Ð 4
Support and Guidance Ð 4
Resources Ð 4
Management and Enhancement Ð 4
Design, Content and Organisation
and professional experience feed into the provision
in a positive manner.
courses fully meet the aims stated in the SAD: as well
as being informed by research findings, they are simulating,
current and meet the needs of the students.
team noted the SDDU has ILT accreditation and the Further
Education courses have FENTO accreditation.
provision offers students a wide range of modes of study.
curriculum meets the needs of the students.
is evident throughout and is a key objective.
students are strongly supportive of the curriculum design,
content and its organisation
documentation is clear and full.
distance learning programmes meet the needs of the students.
team was impressed by the elective programme.
Learning and Assessment
are clear Learning and Teaching strategies for each
provision is innovative and interactive.
observations took place covering a good range of the
provision: by and large, they were of a very high quality.
team noted the development of the Nathan Bodington Building.
learning outcomes are set for sessions/modules and the
assessment methods are well matched to these outcomes.
strength of the Critical Study was also noted.
general assessment criteria for the Undergraduate and
Advanced courses is strong but the criteria for the
Further Education courses could be more specific.
a small minority of cases, the assessment feedback was
team noted the amount of thought and debate surrounding
criteria, marks and grades/bands.
Progression and Achievement
applications rate is buoyant with good ratios for the
number of places to applications.
provision successfully shows evidence of widening participation.
is effective in helping widen participation.
student progression and retention rates are strong.
student work is of a high standard.
professional courses have a clear impact on careers.
Support and Guidance
was seen as "a strong feature of a strong provision".
strategies, documentation and arrangements are good
and show a well integrated approach.
tutorial provision is appropriately differentiated.
PGCLTHE mentoring scheme works well.
across the provision praised the tutors.
Undergraduate Office is seen as an important part of
the support structure.
is good careers information/support for those who need
strategies and groups show a strong base.
libraries and resources are very strong.
campus learners are well supported.
social facilities are also strong.
Management and Enhancement
formal systems in place work well.
procedures are clear and robust.
level of student representation/contribution is high.
programme reviews were read carefully and show a pro-active
are encouraged to take part in professional development
and learning is enhanced through the dissemination
of good practice in seminars etc.
area provides staff development opportunities across
the University as a whole.
Self Assessment Document (SAD) shows the wide variety
of staff that are involved with the provision and
how these staff are brought together.
meetings showed the value of the SAD.
conclusion of the team is that the quality of the provision
is approved and the objectives are met in all aspects.
and Teaching strategies
progression and retention rates
demonstration of critical analysis
attention to needs of individuals
and extensive libraries and ICT resources
and robust review procedures
student participation in QME