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Training Opportunities

Quality and Collaboration Unit – Staff Development Schedule 2016/17

The Quality and Collaborative Unit (QCU) are committed to providing support to academic and professional staff on the university quality assurance framework.  Please see list below of QCU training events for 16/17 academic year.  Training events are delivered, subject to minimum numbers. To register interest in a training event or for more information please contact Shamima Patel (s.patel20@wlv.ac.uk)

 

 

Managing and Servicing University Academic Governance Committees

This session will help participants understand the importance of effective committee management within the wider framework of the QAA Quality Code and provide participants with some “tricks of the trade” for chairing and minuting committees within the University’s Academic Governance Structure.  There will be opportunities to try out practical skills and participants will be provided with exemplars and directed to sources of guidance and support.

Target Audience: Chairs and Secretaries/ Officers of Academic Governance Committees and anyone else who would be interested in improving their committee management skills.

 

Guidance for proposers of new provision (validation, approval, accreditation and deletion)

This session will comprise a mix of theory and practice so that participants gain an understanding of the University’s processes for validation, approval, accreditation and deletion within the wider framework of the QAA Quality Code and the University’s own regulations along with the opportunity to work through validation templates. 

Participants will also be directed to the support available from colleagues across the University as well as the handbooks, guidelines, policies and templates which we use for the validation, approval, accreditation and deletion.

Target audience: Faculty members including managers, academics and administrators who will be involved in proposing the validation of new provision (including approval, accreditation or deletion processes).

Working with collaborative partners (validation, approval, accreditation and deletion)

This session will comprise a mix of theory and practice so that participants can gain an understanding of the University’s processes for validation, approval, accreditation and deletion within the wider framework of the QAA Quality Code and the University’s own regulations along with the opportunity to work through validation templates. 

Participants will also be directed to the support available from colleagues across the University as well as the handbooks, guidelines, policies and templates we use for the validation, approval, accreditation and deletion.

Target audience: Faculty members including managers, academics and administrators who will be involved in quality processes associated with validation, approval, accreditation and/or deletion with a collaborative partner.

Introduction to Quality for Higher Education

The session will include an overview of the University’s quality processes within the wider context of the QAA Quality Code and will direct participants to sources of help and guidance in order to support quality around Academic Governance, External Examining, Continuous Monitoring, Periodic Review, Modification processes and course validation, approval, accreditation or deletion.

Target audience: Any member of University staff interested or involved in quality processes and their relationship to the student experience.

Continuous Monitoring/Course Journal training for course leaders and administrators

This session will provide participants with an understanding of the University’s processes for course monitoring within the framework of the QAA Quality Code.  They will be directed to the tools they need, in terms of handbooks, guidelines, policies and templates, in order to effectively monitor provision.

Target audience: Course leaders and faculty administrators who want to know more about the process for Continuous Monitoring and Enhancement of provision.

Workshop for UQP Validation Team/Faculty Validation Team members (validation, approval, accreditation and deletion)

This session will comprise a mix of theory and practice so that participants can gain an understanding of the University’s processes for validation, approval, accreditation and deletion within the wider framework of the QAA Quality Code and the University’s own regulations along with the opportunity to work through validation documentation. 

 

Participants will also be directed to the support available from colleagues across the University as well as the handbooks, guidelines, policies and templates which are used in order to successfully validate, approve, accredit and/or delete provision, including that delivered in collaboration, as a member of the University’s Quality Panel or Faculty Validation Team.

Target audience: Any member of University staff interested in joining the University Quality Panel along with those who have already agreed to serve as UQP or Faculty Validation Team members and wish to update their knowledge of validation, approval, accreditation and deletion of provision.

Preparing for Periodic Review

This session will help participants gain an understanding of the University’s process Periodic Review within the framework of the QAA Quality Code and the University’s own regulations and systems. Participants will also be directed to the support available from colleagues across the University as well as the handbooks, guidelines, policies and templates which support the Periodic Review process.

Target audience: Faculty members including managers, academics and administrators, involved in Periodic Review either as a member of their faculty or as a reviewer.

Please also click on the following link to access the 'How to guide ...Guidance for UQP members for Periodic Review'

NEW! Academic Collaborative Contracts and Processes

 This session will comprise a mix of theory and practice in order for participants to gain an understanding of the University’s new processes for engaging with partners (new and existing) with a view to entering into an academic collaborative arrangement involving the following contracts:

  • Memorandum of Understanding

  • Memorandum of Cooperation (Franchise)

  • Memorandum of Cooperation (Validation of Partner Provision)

  • Memorandum of Cooperation (Articulation)

  • Memorandum of Cooperation (Progression)

Participants will be directed to the supporting materials available as well as sources of help and advice which can be provided by colleagues across the University.

Target audience: Faculty members including managers, academics and administrators who will be involved in collaborative processes associated with articulation, progressions, validation, approval, split site PhDs, dual or multiple awards, joint awards and the validation of partner provision.

NEW! University Quality Panel Training Sessions

Each session will be the same and will cover an overview of the validation / approval processes and the roles and responsibilities of Panel members, along with a discussion around recent developments which are having an impact on these processes, such as CMA, Apprenticeships, CAMDIP, the new collaborative contracts and much more. Sessions will be interactive with a chance for practical excercises and an opportunity to network with new and continuing members.

The dates, times and locations are as follows:

  • 6 September 2017        10-11.30am - WH030, Walsall
  • 13 September 2017      2-3.30pm - Chaplaincy, City
  • 14 September 2017      2-3.30pm - MU505, City
  • 20 September 2017      2.30-4pm - MX210, City