ERIC Number: ED311803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
External to Internal Validation. A Scottish Experience.
McLachlan, J.; Wood, V.
The development of Napier College of Commerce and Technology in Scotland (a degree granting institution, originally under the auspices of the Council for National Academic Awards, or CNAA) is traced. Through delegated authority and the attainment of fully accredited status the college was given full responsibility for the validation and review of its CNAA-taught courses and a change of name to Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh. Six sections are as follows: background (development of Napier Polytechnic, award of delegated authority, and fully accredited status); reasons for change (e.g., development of public sector higher education and the Lindop report); procedures for validation and review (original CNAA procedures, via delegated authority to accredited status, and delegation of authority to faculties); safeguards under each scheme (CNAA control, delegated authority, and accredited status); critical appraisal of the change from validation to accreditation (under validation and under accreditation); and bachelor of arts accounting degree: a case study (original submission, course review, and current and future developments). Five appendices are: the government's response to the Lindop report; Napier Polytechnic revised guidelines for the internal scrutiny of courses from September 1989; CNAA committee for business and management skills; board of accreditation of educational courses; and faculty of professional studies: procedure for monitoring course annual reports. Contains 11 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Napier Polytechnic of Edinburgh (Scotland).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)