Quality Assurance

The Common Core Program is a key part of the undergraduate education, complementing studies in specialist disciplines and other learning opportunities. The high academic quality of the Program is ensured and sustained through the adoption and implementation of the Quality Assurance (QA) Framework. The framework sets out the organizational structure and establishes the role for all parties involved in the QA processes and activities. It covers the full spectrum of course level processes, including planning, approving, delivering, modifying and reviewing a common core course. It also includes the management of program level implementation, monitoring and review. Teaching and learning support activities are instrumental in this framework through promoting and recognizing innovations and excellence in teaching and learning in common core courses.

The QA processes and activities are consolidated into the Common Core Program Quality Assurance Handbook. The Handbook provides a handy reference of the QA processes and activities for faculty and staff, and facilitates the communication of the Common Core mission, goals, objectives, and QA Framework with faculty, staff and internal units. As the QA work continues to develop, revisions will be made where necessary to enhance these processes and activities. All revisions have to be approved by the Committee on Undergraduate Core Education (CUCE), the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies (CUS) or the Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning Quality (CTLQ). The Handbook will be updated from time to time to incorporate changes or additions to the QA activities.

The Common Core Program Quality Assurance Handbook

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2MISSION, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
CHAPTER 3QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK
CHAPTER 4DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL OF NEW COMMON CORE COURSES
CHAPTER 5 COMMON CORE COURSE CHANGE AND DELETION
CHAPTER 6 COURSE MONITORING AND REVIEW
CHAPTER 7PROGRAM REVIEW
CHAPTER 8 TEACHING AND LEARNING SUPPORT
APPENDICES