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Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education section 8: career education, information, advice and guidance, draft for consultation

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Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education
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Keywords
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Inspection & Quality
  • Higher Education
  • Technical And Vocational Subjects
Disciplines
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Education

Abstract

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education Section 3: Disabled students Draft for consultation - March 2009 Contents Foreword 1 Introduction 3 Legal requirements in provision for disabled students 4 Who is disabled? 6 Precepts and explanations 7 General principles 7 Institutional and strategic management 7 Monitoring and evaluation 8 Curriculum design 9 Information for prospective students, current students and staff 10 Admissions processes and policies 10 Enrolment, registration and induction of students 12 Learning and teaching 13 Academic assessment 14 Continuing professional development 15 Academic support for disabled students 15 Information and communication technology (ICT) 16 Careers education, information and guidance 17 Access to student services 17 Additional specialist support 18 The physical environment 18 Institutional procedures 19 Appendix 1: the precepts 21 Appendix 2: membership of the advisory group for the Code of practice, Section 3: Disabled students 24 Appendix 3: further guidance 25 Appendix 4: glossary 28 Foreword 1 This document is the second edition of the Code of practice relating to disabled students (originally entitled Students with disabilities) in United Kingdom (UK) higher education institutions. It is one of a suite of interrelated documents which forms an overall Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education (the Code of practice) for the guidance of higher education institutions subscribing to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), and of other bodies offering UK higher education. 2 The overall Code of practice and its 10 constituent sections were originally prepared by QAA between 1998 and 2001 in response to the reports of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education and its Scottish Committee (the Dearing and Garrick Reports). Th

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