23 November 2017 | EQAF Paper

Annual programme monitoring and enhancement review using a data dashboard

Tim McIntyre-Bhatty, Jacky Mack

Abstract

This paper describes the outcomes of a review of practice and related policy and procedures for annual programme monitoring. The review of practice highlighted that there was an artificial separation between action plans from annual programme monitoring and other actions related to enhancement of the student experience, so there was potential for overlap.


The process had become overly bureaucratic and time consuming. Existing processes required a comprehensive review of qualitative and quantitative monitoring data but did not provide guidance on analysis and interpretation of programme performance against the quantitative data, and there were no targets or thresholds set around the review of the quantitative data. A new model has been developed based on a more focused review against a data dashboard. The new model integrates previously separate processes and facilitates a holistic review leading to impact orientated action plans which are developed at programme level and build up to institutional level.

 

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

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