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Program evaluation

Program evaluation at UniSA is conducted within the framework of Policy A-35A Quality assurance and improvement: Programs, courses and teaching arrangements (PDF 96KB - opens in a new window. Download Adobe Reader). It outlines the conditions for evaluating the quality and viability of programs and courses and occurs in the penultimate year of a 6 year accreditation period. An additional process, the Annual Review of Program Performance, may result in accelerating the evaluation and reaccreditation review of a program not in the accreditation process. These mechanisms ensure the systematic improvement of the University's courses and programs.      

Program evaluation and reporting procedure  

The requirements for and reporting of program evaluation are administered through the Business Case Review (BCR) Report and the Evaluation and Reaccreditation Review (ERR) report.  

Each program under review is provided with a dataset by Planning and Institutional Performance (PIP). The dataset includes aggregated data from the University's electronic course evaluation instrument which constitutes a program view of student feedback. The collection of additional data (from students, and external stakeholders) to complement the program dataset is necessary.  

Benchmarking activities such as a comparison of performance outcomes with programs in other universities using publicly available data (GCEQ and GDS) is an important element of the program evaluation process. These benchmarking activities result in the identification of areas for improvement with a view to distinguishing UniSA programs from its competitors.  

The evaluation of quality process is managed by Schools and Divisions who report to Academic Policy and Program Review Committee (APPRC) who reports to Academic Board.    

Review report proformas

The Policy provides proformas for reporting the two categories of Program evaluation:  

Program data

Data that supports the review includes the:

Academic support

Program review teams can take advantage of the academic support available to them. The respective

offer guidance and input at the draft stage which could minimise the need for major amendments later.    

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