8.15 Teaching quality

This category contains information regarding the management of teaching quality in Edinburgh Napier University including review and quality assurance mechanisms.

Programme approval

This category covers our programme approval and monitoring arrangements. The University's Quality Framework provides guidance and procedures on academic quality activities including:

  • teaching delivery 
  • review and evaluation 
  • a statement of the respective roles, responsibilities and authority of different bodies within the University involved in programme approval and review.

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Assessment 

Assessment procedures and summaries of reviews of procedures can be found in the Assessment Handbook.

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Student satisfaction 

Please visit our Student Surveys pages for more information and summary results of any surveys for measuring student satisfaction with their HE experience including student perceptions of:

  • arrangements for academic and tutorial guidance, support and supervision 
  • library services and IT support 
  • suitability of accommodation, equipment and facilities for teaching and learning 
  • quality of teaching and the range of teaching and learning methods 
  • assessment arrangements 
  • quality of pastoral support 
  • survey results e.g. the National Student Survey and Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

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University internal reviews

This category includes summary findings of the University's own internal quality and standards reviews. Please see the University's Quality Framework pages and Staff Development pages. Information includes:

  • range of teaching methods used 
  • availability and use of specialist equipment 
  • other resources and materials to supports teaching and learning 
  • staff access to professional development 
  • peer observation and mentoring programmes 
  • use of external benchmarking and other comparators 
  • involvement of external peers in review methods, their observations, and resulting actions

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Professional course accreditation by external bodies 

Information about course accreditation is available in the University’s Course Prospectuses which are available online using the following links: Undergraduate Prospectuses and Postgraduate Prospectus

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Validation 

Descriptions of courses where the University acts as an external examination body or validates the examinations and qualifications of others, including 'joint awards'. Information such as:
  • list of courses 
  • description of validation procedures 
  • statistical information on student outcomes

can be requested by email to foi@napier.ac.uk.

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Assessments of the University's provision by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education

Individual reports can be found on the QAA website.

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