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Institutional audit : Norwich University College of the Arts

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
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Institutional audit Norwich University College of the Arts November 2010 © The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education 2011 ISBN 978 1 84979 259 2 All QAA's publications are available on our website Registered charity numbers 1062746 and SC037786 Norwich University College of the Arts 1 Preface The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education's (QAA) mission is to safeguard the public interest in sound standards of higher education qualifications and to inform and encourage continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education. To this end, QAA carries out Institutional audits of higher education institutions. In England and Northern Ireland QAA conducts Institutional audits on behalf of the higher education sector, to provide public information about the maintenance of academic standards and the assurance of the quality of learning opportunities provided for students. It also operates under contract to the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland to provide evidence to meet their statutory obligations to assure the quality and standards of academic programmes for which they disburse public funding. The audit method was developed in partnership with the funding councils and the higher education representative bodies, and agreed following consultation with higher education institutions and other interested organisations. The method was endorsed by the then Department for Education and Skills. It was revised in 2006 following recommendations from the Quality Assurance Framework Review Group, a representative group established to review the structures and processes of quality assurance in England and Northern Ireland, and to evaluate the work of QAA. Institutional audit is an evidence-based process carried out through peer

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