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QAA Scotland annual report for 2018-19

Date: April 23 - 2020

QAA Scotland has published the Annual Report of its work during 2018-19. The report covers activity undertaken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights from the Report include:

  • Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) – 2018-19 saw the delivery of five institutional reviews and eighteen annual discussions. The ELIR outcomes provided a rich evidence base which enabled us to design and implement meaningful enhancement activities for the sector as a whole.
  • Enhancement Theme - The ‘Evidence for Enhancement’ Theme continued its work, which included six collaborative clusters on topics including learning analytics, enhancing programme leadership, evidencing intangible aspects of enhancements, distance and sense of belonging, developing careers support for graduates, and demonstrating impact in the creative disciplines. The Theme also led to an expert-led webinar series, complete with a set of customisable resources to upskill staff and students in their use of evidence.
  • Focus On – The Focus On Graduate Skills project informed and influenced the debate in Scotland on graduate skills. Almost 600 students, graduates and employers contributed to our research and 150 delegates attended our two flagship events.
  • Sector support – QAA Scotland worked to establish a new sector group, Quality Arrangements in Scottish Higher Education (QASHE), which plays a strategic and substantial role in ensuring the quality arrangements in Scotland continue to meet the needs of the whole sector and are suitable responsible to regulatory changes in other parts of the UK.

Looking ahead, QAA Scotland is continuing to support the sector in these challenging times while also looking forward to launching a new upcoming Enhancement Theme, a new Focus On project and stimulating online events for colleagues in Scotland and further afield.