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Annual Monitoring of Taught Courses

This web page provides a brief overview of the annual monitoring process and its key features.

The Annual Monitoring process for the 2015/16 academic year has now been conlcuded following the submission of a final report the the Senmate meeting of February 2017.

A timetable of the four stages of the process is provided and archive information relating to the annual monitoring in previous academic years can be accessed including the examples of good and innovative practice identified during each round.

Annual Monitoring Process
Annual Monitoring Timetable

Annual Monitoring Report Proforma
Annual Monitoring Guidance for Departments
Annual Monitoring in Previous Academic Years

Annual Monitoring Report Proforma for Associate Colleges
Annual Monitoring Guidance for Associate Colleges

The Course Performance Model for data used for the Annual Monitoring Process (and Periodic Review) is accessible on Qlikview, if you require access to Qlikview please contact IT Services. For the purposes of Annual Monitoring, static data sets taken from the Course Performance model is prepared by the Academic Registry and made available to Heads of Department and Deputy Deans each October.

Department overview data tables have been included in the front of the report, this data is provided by the Academic Registry in pre-populated tables that can be simply copied and pasted across. Course level data tables require completion by the Head of Department through analysis of the data set. Two example report pro formas are available below to demonstrate how the data tables should look when completed.

Annual Monitoring Report Proforma example A data tables
Annual Monitoring Report Proforma example B data tables


Purpose of the Annual Monitoring Process

The annual monitoring of taught courses at Anglia Ruskin is conducted during October/November (departmental level), and January (Faculty and institutional level) in each academic year. The annual monitoring process provides a formal opportunity for review, reflection and evaluation of the delivery of modules and courses at all locations within a Department in the previous academic year and for identifying actions for enhancement.

The key focal points of the process are:

  • Maintenance of Anglia Ruskin’s University’s academic standards
  • The extent of student achievement of the intended learning outcomes
  • The student experience and quality of educational support to students
  • The review of the impact of deliberative actions undertaken to enhance and improve delivery
  • The identification of good practice in learning, teaching and assessment

Courses (which may be delivered at more than one location by both Anglia Ruskin and its Associate Colleges) are monitored as a group within the Anglia Ruskin curriculum management organisational unit of the Department to which they have been assigned. Associate Colleges undertake the annual monitoring process concurrently with Anglia Ruskin Departments. The Academic Registry holds annual monitoring meetings with Associate Colleges who deliver 10+ Anglia Ruskin courses and/or 500+ students. The annual monitoring process is conducted and co-ordinated by the Academic Registry's Quality Assurance Service, on behalf of the Senate.

Full details of the process is contained within the Senate Code of Practice on Curriculum Approval and Review.


Annual Monitoring Timetable

The timetable below outlines the four stages to the annual monitoring process as follows:

Stage & timing

Department provision

Associate College provision

Stage 1
(early October)

Provision of information set (which covers both core and collaborative provision) to each Department by the Academic Registry

Preparation of a summary report by the Department for review by the Faculty Annual Monitoring Panel

Provision of information set (which covers an Associate College's provision only) to each Associate College by the Academic Registry

Preparation of a summary report by the Associate College for review by its own Courses Management Committee

Stage 2
(October/November)

Meeting of the Faculty Annual Monitoring Panel with each Department to consider the information set and Departmental summary report and to agree the Department action plan

Each Associate College Courses Management Committee meets to consider the summary report and to agree an action plan arising from the report

Meeting of the QESC Annual Monitoring Panel with selected Associate Colleges to consider the information set and Associate College report and to agree the College action plan

Stage 3
(January)

 

Faculty Quality, Enhancement and Standards Subcommittees meet to:

  1. consider the summaries of relevant Department meetings and associated action plans;
  2. consider the summary reports from relevant Associate Colleges and associated action plans

Stage 4
(January)

QESC Annual Monitoring Panel meets to:

  1. consider the summaries of all Department meetings and associated action plans;
  2. consider the summary reports of all Associate Colleges and associated action plans;

The purpose of the above review is to draw out any items of institutional significance and to identify any actions required.
N.B. Associate College report and actions plans are also received by the Collaborative Activity Committee January meeting.

 

Overview of the Annual Monitoring Process

  • Provision of an information set to Departments in early October comprising quantitative and qualitative information for review by key Department colleagues. The static data sets are produced by the Academic Registry's Quality Assurance Service.
  • The Head of Department (in discussion with Course Leaders and other members of the Department) is responsible for producing an Annual Monitoring Report and accompanying action plan based on the scrutiny of the course performance data and evidence.
  • Departmental level annual monitoring two hour meetings are held in late October/early November, to discuss a variety of management information pertaining to performance in the Department at module and course levels.
  • Each meeting is held between a Faculty Panel chaired by the Dean of Faculty and attended by the Head/Deputy Head of Department and Course Leaders in the Department.
  • The Academic Registry produces a summary of each meeting including details of actions. These reports are submitted to the Faculty Quality, Enhancement & Standards Standing Committees.
  • The Head of the Quality Assurance Service will produce on overall summary of the process for the attention of the January meeting of the Senate's Quality, Enhancement & Standards Committee and the February meeting of the Senate, highlighting any institutional level actions that are required.

    The annual monitoring process is detailed in in Section 4 of the Senate Code of Practice on Curriculum Approval and Review (published in September 2013).

 

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Watts, Assistant Academic Registrar (Academic Governance) or James Emsden, Quality Assurance Officer.

 

Annual Monitoring in Previous Academic Years

Details of the annual monitoring processes conducted in previous years can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links below:

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2015/16)
Enhancements to Student Achievement or Experience (section 4 of report)
Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2015/16) for Associate Colleges

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2014/15)
Enhancements to Student Achievement or Experience (section 4 of report)
Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2014/15) for Associate Colleges

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2013/14)
Enhancements to Student Achievement or Experience (section 4 of report)

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2013/14) for Associate Colleges

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2012/13)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2012/13 (section 4 of report)

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught courses delivered in 2011/12)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2011/12 (section 4 of report)

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2010/11)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2010/11 (section 4 of report)

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2009/10)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2009/10

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2008/09)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2008/09

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2007/08)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2007/08

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2006/07)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2006/07

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2005/06)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2005/06

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2004/05)
Examples of Good and Innovative Practice from 2004/05

Annual Monitoring Summary Report (for taught pathways delivered in 2003/04)