Following the success of the pilot in June 2017, QAA is pleased to announce that the Good Practice Case Study Programme is going to be a regular feature of our subscription service.
A schedule has been developed for the next 12 months and we are now inviting submissions for autumn 2017.
The programme responds to the changing arrangements for quality assessment across the UK. It provides an opportunity for subscribing institutions to showcase good practice and innovative approaches to quality assurance and enhancement that have been endorsed by expert peers, and to share learning for the benefit of students’ experience.
What are the topics for autumn 2017?
We are welcoming submissions in:
Quality assurance of apprenticeships involving higher education
Successful student progression and retention
Enabling students to develop and thrive
How does it work?
Case studies will be peer reviewed by a panel of experienced QAA reviewers and, where appropriate, sector experts. The panel will identify case studies of good practice and innovative approaches that are of particular merit and of benefit to the sector.
The reviewers will undertake a desk-based analysis before coming together as a panel to discuss their recommendations and to decide which case studies will be selected. These will be shared exclusively with subscribers via our online subscriber community.
How to submit your case study
You can submit your case studies any time between 27 November and 15 December. Please use one of the following email addresses depending on the topic:
Quality assurance of degree/higher apprenticeships:
Successful student progression and retention:
Enabling students to develop and thrive: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please identify your institution in the filename of your submission and, if making multiple submissions, please send your case studies as separate emails.
For more information and guidance on the definitions of good practice and innovative approaches and what to include in your submission, please download the guidance document:
QAA’s Good Practice Case Study Programme - Guidance on Case Study Submission (PDF, 96KB)
Future rounds of the case study programme
Each year we will offer two opportunities to submit case studies. Future topics and submission dates are:
March 2018 (submission period 2 to 23 March)
December 2018 (submission period 19 November to 7 December)
- Use of data in internal quality and assurance
- Student engagement
- Supporting credit transfer
- Promoting academic integrity
- Embedding digital literacy
- Innovative approaches to flexible learning
Further detail of each topic is available in the guidance document (PDF, 96KB)