Assessment has a vital impact on staff time, university reputations, league tables and, most important of all, students’ future lives. It is at the heart of many challenges faced by higher education providers today. Higher Education Academy consultancy can help you address your strategic priorities and enhance student success. Whether you are looking at assessment and feedback from a programme, department, faculty or an institution-wide perspective, HEA will work with you.
Higher Education Academy framework for transforming assessment
A shared point of reference for the sector
Our framework for transforming assessment in higher education is an integral part of the HEA frameWORKS series. Developed with the sector for the sector, the series covers key thematic priorities that impact upon the quality of teaching and learning in HE. HEA frameWORKS provide a shared point of reference and common language to shape and review policy, process and practice in order to enhance student success.
“The Higher Education Academy frameworks are evidence-based and provide the higher education sector with a national reference point to enable the institution to develop its own approach according to local circumstances as well as benchmarking performance.” Universities UK (2016), p.73, Working in partnership: enabling social mobility.
Higher Education Academy assessment framework audit
A powerful diagnostic tool
A HEA assessment framework audit is a diagnostic tool helping you determine where you are on your journey towards successfully embedding this core priority. Aligned to our HEA transforming assessment framework, a completed audit is a powerful tool that provides:
- An overview of the scale of implementation at institution, faculty, department, programme and/or individual level
- A self (or peer) assessment tool to promote staff engagement in the enhancement of assessment policy and practice
- Evidence to build a case for excellence in learning and teaching
- A benchmark from which to evidence progress and plan for the future
- A dialogical tool to prompt reflection, debate and discussion of key issues in assessment
- The means to identify areas for future consideration.
Benchmarking Best Practice
Gain a clear picture of where you currently stand
Working in collaboration with other higher education providers to identify common challenges and share best practice can be transformative when addressing issues in assessment and feedback, which in turn can improve student learning outcomes and satisfaction.
Benchmarking Best Practice brings higher education providers together to identify common challenges and share learning and best practice. This collaborative programme involves an initial audit exercise to help you understand your issues in context as well as highlighting areas of concern. Networking, bespoke and targeted supported will then develop your expertise in designing interventions that inform your planning and development of your assessment strategy and practice.
Assessment information pack
Resources to inform and inspire
Assessment is at the heart of many challenges faced by higher education providers at institutional, faculty, departmental and programme levels. To support you in designing your approaches to assessment and feedback, we've developed an information pack that includes a number of informative resources, giving you a flavour of the support we can provide through our consultancy services.
Upcoming assessment events
Debate key issues, share best practice, inspire change
We are committed to working with you to address your challenges and strategic priorities. Our events are designed so you can, explore these priorities, build on your existing knowledge, share your expertise, boost your professional networks, develop a range of practical solutions and stay ahead of the curve.