Monitoring and Review
Cardiff University’s strategy The Way Forward 2012-2017 sets out how we build on good practice throughout the University to provide a positive and enriching student experience. To support this, the University’s monitoring and review processes have been designed to:
- support the continuous enhancement of our programmes;
- ensure there is accountability for decisions taken; and,
- provide assurance of the continued standards of our awards.
The University employs two mechanisms that monitor and review programmes and the educational experience of students:
- Periodic Review (PR). A strategic process undertaken by each School once every five years as part of a rolling programme that looks at the quality, validity and viability of all academic provision (across UG, PGT and PGR programmes) and every aspect of the educational experience supported by the University.
- Annual Review and Enhancement (ARE). A tactical and annual process of analysis, reflection, and transparent decision-making about actions taken and required to enhance every aspect of the student (UG, PGT and PGR) experience. The process unites Schools, Colleges, and the Professional Services in a drive to continuously enhance the quality of programmes and the educational experience.
These mechanisms enable the University to examine what is working well and what needs to be improved, assigning due weight and value to the input of Students, External Examiners and Professional Bodies. Both processes have been designed to meet the requirements of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education.
The pages linked below offer further details about the people, processes and bodies that feed into the Monitoring and Review of programmes at Cardiff.