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Outcomes from collaborative provision audit: frameworks, guidance and formal agreements

Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), corp creator. (2010) Outcomes from collaborative provision audit: frameworks, guidance and formal agreements. [ Sharing good practice ]

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The reports on Collaborative provision audits conducted between 2005 and 2007 indicate that, in general, the frameworks established by institutions for the management of quality and academic standards in their collaborative provision are sound and effective. Nevertheless, most reports provided advice on how particular aspects of the frameworks might be improved. The reports describe the various models or types of collaboration undertaken by institutions, and the relationships between these and the quality management arrangements employed. Recommendations in this context focused on the need for clarity in the use of terms and their procedural implications. Particular difficulties were associated with accreditation agreements in a number of institutions. The reports' consideration of formal agreements between awarding and partner institutions suggests several recurring themes, including: the relationship between types of collaboration and the contracted arrangements and responsibilities; the relationship between institutional and programme elements in agreements; arrangements for the review and renewal of agreements; and the need for ratification of agreements prior to the operation of programmes. The guidance provided on frameworks and processes for managing quality and standards in collaborative provision emerged as a widespread strength in awarding institutions and was linked with numerous features of good practice.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
Series Name: Sharing good practice
Additional Information: © The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2010
Depositing User: Batch Import
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 03:11
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 17:53
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