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The Programmatic Review Process. A Case Study in an Institute of Technology

Author Tom Mulvey
Abstract The Programmatic Review (PR) process is directed by procedures established with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). The review process is in keeping with Parts 2 and 3 of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and based on the internationally accepted and recognised approach to reviews (QQI, 2018, p.4). PR generally takes place in Institutes of Technology every four or five years. One of the main objectives of the PR process is to facilitate improvements in Teaching and Learning for the benefit of Learners. PR consists of two main phases (i) self-evaluation report (SER) and (ii) programme validation (The DkIT Hub, 2018). The following case study focuses mainly on the SER for the General Business (GB) Programme in 2014/5 for the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), Dublin 15 in the Republic of Ireland. "Self-evaluation is a self-reflective and critical evaluation completed by the members of an institution's community. It is the way in which the institution outlines how effectively it assures and enhances the quality of its teaching, learning, research and service activities" (QQI, 2018, p14).
Published In ICEP Proceedings
Year 2018
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