We have produced a range of resources to help institutions, reviewers and students about the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) process.

ELIR Handbook

 

Enhancement-led Institutional Review handbook (fourth edition)

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2017

The fourth edition of the Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) Handbook, which sets out the review method that will be applied to Scottish higher education institutions in the period 2017-22.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 239 KB

 

Preparation guidance

 

Preparing for Enhancement-led Institutional Review

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This guide has been developed using the sector’s collective experience in carrying out self-evaluation and preparing for Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR). In particular, it gives guidance on a range of areas including preparing the Reflective Analysis and Advance Information Set, as well as engaging the wider staff and student community in ELIR and preparing for ELIR visits. The guide should be used alongside the ELIR 4 Handbook and Operational Guidance.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 317 KB

 

Operational guidance for institutions

 

Milestones in the ELIR process

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This document provides details of the different stages of the review, milestones and timeframes for Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR).

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 135 KB

ELIR planning visits

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This paper outlines the purpose of planning visits, who it involves and what is expected from the meetings during Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR).

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 205 KB

ELIR annual discussions

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This paper provides details of annual discussions, including the process and what topics are discussed during Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR).

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 211 KB

Submission of the Reflective Analysis and Advance Information Set for ELIR

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This guidance provides institutions with details of the submissions process including timings and format for Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR).

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 293 KB

ELIR practical arrangements

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This document outline some of the common arrangements that are useful for institutions to make in preparation for Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR).

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 216 KB

ELIR follow-up reports

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This paper provides guidance to institutions on the content and style of the ELIR Follow-up reports.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 199 KB

 

Guidance for ELIR reviewers

 

Advice for ELIR reviewers on information security and note-keeping

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This guidance document contains details about: information security and data protection; procedure for handling ELIR information while working offline; keeping notes and related material; securely destroying notes and materials after the ELIR report is published.

Author: QAA Scotland
Format: PDF
Size: 239 KB

 

Guidance for students

 

sparqs ELIR 3 guidance (in the process of being updated to ELIR 4)

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2018

This guidance, written by sparqs has been designed to be dipped in and out of, depending on what stage of the Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) cycle you are in. You may find when reading through the guidance that some sections are very similar to each other, this is because each year of the cycle may repeat certain activities.

Author: sparqs
Format: PDF
Size: 1079 KB

Key reference points


ELIR draws on a range of reference points, some are UK-wide like the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and others are specific to Scotland, like the Enhancement Themes or outcomes of the Focus On project. Other reference points will be specific to the individual institution and will be agreed on a case by case basis.