Areas of focus for QAA guidance in the upcoming months and the timetable for publication.
QAA is working rapidly to support the sector through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We are engaging closely with our members as well as the wider higher education community including student bodies, regulators and funders across the UK.
We are here to work collaboratively and to support you as you make necessary changes to learning, teaching and assessment. Over the coming weeks we will continue that support in a variety of ways including:
- providing guidance on mitigating the impact on assessment, progression and graduation in coming academic years
- developing supporting materials on priority topics
- delivering regular webinars to support the sector in sharing practice
- hosting the QAA Quality Discussion Forum where colleagues can debate and discuss challenges as well as sharing what has worked.
We have published information to support providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, which provides valuable external sources of information both from the UK and international, including Government, HE regulators and funders, and sector bodies.
QAA discussion forums
Guidance for 2020-2021
Mitigating risk in approaches to quality
We have published a set of case studies exploring how providers have approached planning for the next academic year, and the processes needed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on students, staff and the wider community. They cover four areas: strategic action planning, space management, assessment and communications.
The 10 case studies are available exclusively for QAA Members on our Membership Resources site.