1.5 Levels of responsibility at University and Institute level

1.  To reflect the structure of the University and recognise the role of the Institutes in quality assurance and enhancement, some quality functions are delegated to Institutes whilst others remain at University level.

University level processes

2.  Responsibility for the following quality processes and procedures is retained by the University’s Senate, Academic Board and delegated sub-committees:

i. Development and approval of academic frameworks, regulations and procedure;
ii. Institute / Departmental performance audits;
iii. Scheme approval, major restructuring, suspension and withdrawal;
iv. Approval of External Examiner appointments;
v. Consideration of Institute summaries of annual monitoring reports (AMTS2);
vi. Periodic Scheme Review

Institute-level quality procedures

3. Responsibility for the following procedures and processes is delegated to Institutes and exercised through Institute committee structures:

i.  Implementing policy and procedures for quality assurance and enhancement in schemes of study, including for their design, approval, monitoring and review;
ii.  Undertaking Annual Monitoring of Taught Schemes and submitting Institute level summary reports (AMTS2) to Quality Assurance Committee;
iii.  Module approval (process overseen by QAC);
iv. Considering student feedback (through feedback processes and student representation);
v. Accreditation of schemes by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs).