Why undertake a Higher Education Academy framework audit?
The framework audits are invaluable for measuring progress in whichever area that you wish to focus on. Whether you want to review the success of a particular initiative or are interested in how your practice aligns to global frameworks, undertaking an audit can help you achieve your goals.
A framework audit provides:
- An overview across an institution, faculty, department, programme or service;
- 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 learning and teaching;
- A self-assessment (or peer-assessment) tool to promote staff engagement in the enhancement of policy and practice;
- The means to identify areas for future consideration;
- Evidence to build a case for excellence in learning and teaching.
What does an audit involve?
There are three stages to the audits, and we will work closely with you throughout.
1. Planning: We help you to structure your audit to enable your priorities to be addressed
2. Delivery: We will ensure the smooth and effective running of the audit
3.Insights: We analyse the data and give you an overview of the scale of implementation of your identified priority area(s).
The audits are versatile and can be used in a number of different contexts, including:
- Strategic change
- Curriculum design/review
- Performance management
- Continuing professional development
- Reward and recognition
- Strategy development
- Communities of practice
What does an audit help you achieve?
A Higher Education Academy audit is a diagnostic tool helping you determine where you are on your journey towards successfully embedding your priorities and provides:
- An overview of the scale of implementation at institution, faculty, department, programme and/or individual level
- 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
- A self (or peer) assessment tool to promote staff engagement
- The means to identify areas for future consideration.