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ERIC Number: ED544593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Self-Evaluation Reporting in Scotland's Colleges. A Report by HM Inspectorate of Education for the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This publication follows the August 2007 publication of the final report of the Joint Quality Review Group (JQRG) of the Scottish Funding Council members. The JQRG report: "sets out the Joint Quality Review Group's final proposals for quality enhancement and assurance processes in the college and university sectors." The overall model for the quality system proposed in the JQRG report is based on the three key principles of: (1) high quality learning across all provision; (2) student engagement; and (3) a culture of quality and continuous improvement. It is intended that these be delivered through three key areas of activity which build on the effective practices which already exist within both the university and college sectors. These are: (1) college and university-led evaluation; (2) external review; and (3) Scotland-wide enhancement activities. The findings and recommendations of "Effective Self-Evaluation Reporting in Scotland's Colleges" are central to discussions in the college sector about how to carry out self-evaluation as effectively as possible, and further develop effective institutional quality cultures, one of the key principles of the JQRG report. The findings and recommendations should therefore be considered in tandem with the JQRG report's focus on the role of internal quality enhancement and assurance systems in meeting the needs of learners. Five appendices present: (1) Other models of self-evaluation; (2) Colleges involved in discussions for this report, and other organisations consulted; (3) Standards and quality in Scottish Further Education (SFC/HMIE); (4) Analysis of grades; and (5) Bibliography. (Contains 33 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)