This section details the ongoing management and due diligence processess associated with partnerships.
Overall management of validated provision is via the Academic Director of Partnerships and the Partnerships Office.
The arrangements for Partnerships at UEA are informed by all parts of the QAA Quality Code http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code, with particular reference to B10 – Managing higher education provision with others which sets out the following expectation:
Degree-awarding bodies take ultimate responsibility for academic standards and the quality of learning opportunities, irrespective of where these are delivered or who provides them. Arrangements for delivering learning opportunities with organisations other than the degree-awarding body are implemented securely and managed effectively.
Partner institutions should be able to demonstrate that they adhere to all relevant chapters of the QAA UK Quality Code.
The Learning and Teaching Committee of the Senate oversees the operation of validation activity by UEA. A Joint Board of Study or Joint Committee is established between UEA and a partner institution responsible for overseeing the quality and standards of provision delivered by a partner. The Joint Board of Study or Joint Committee is a committee of and reports to the Learning and Teaching Committee (LTC). Membership of a typical Joint Board of Study or Joint Committee can be found in this section.
The Learning and Teaching committee (LTC) is charged with the responsibility of:
ensuring compliance with the QAA UK Quality Code requirements;
monitoring standards and the quality of learning and teaching for all taught and research awards and for validated courses;
considering proposals for new taught, research and validated awards.
The need for such robust quality assurance mechanisms is stressed by the QAA and therefore UEA needs to sustain and enhance its procedures to enable it to satisfy:
itself, that the courses it validates are of sufficient quality to merit a UEA award;
professional, statutory or regulatory bodies’ requirements;
colleges, or other external agencies, with whom we develop a validation relationship, that processes are clear, fair and rigorous;
students, that they are getting the best academic experience possible.
Management and monitoring processess associated with partnerships covered in this section include the below topics and can also be found using the navigation menu to the left.