Course and Program Review (CPR)
The Course and Program Review (CPR) is a function of the Course and Program Management System (CPMS). It is composed of two review processes, one for courses called the Course Quality Review (CQR), and the other for programs called the Program Quality Review (PQR). The CPR has been specifically designed as a tool to facilitate staff in the review and improvement of courses and/or programs.
It stems from the University’s quality intention which requires regular evaluation of its learning and teaching, courses and programs in all modes and at all campuses, using student and other stakeholder feedback as appropriate as stated in the following:
The CPR is a workflow enabled automatic system with pre-populated student data for staff’s consideration when reviewing the courses and/or programs. This means that staff will be alerted by the system, usually via an email, with the intended task and time period to complete the task. More importantly, for staff’s ease of use and convenience, staff need not physically search for the relevant quantitative student data to complete the review. The quantitative data will be pre-populated in the form.
Aims of CPR
- To promote reflection on teaching and learning practice
- To identify and share good practice
- To trace trend data about student load, retention, progression, student satisfaction, and student results
- To identify areas for improvement
- To facilitate faculties in the continuous monitoring of, and reporting on, the academic performance of all programs
Courses will be evaluated through the CQR process once in each year they are offered. There are two cycles of review for courses. See CQR schedule below for more details.
Programs will be evaluated through the PQR process at the mid-point of the term of accreditation.
Course Quality Review
- It is expected that each course is reviewed annually after its main semester of offer.
- Semester 1 courses will be expected to commence review in August of each year.
- Semester 2 courses will be expected to commence review in Mid December of each year.
- Semester 3 and Semester 6 courses will be expected to be commence review at the request of faculties in the following August or Mid December cycle
- Where a course has multiple offerings, the Faculty will nominate one offering for review, during the August or Mid December review period
Program Quality Review
- It is expected that each program is reviewed at the midpoint of the term of accreditation e.g. year 4 of a 7 year cycle. Program reviews may be conducted more frequently at the request of the Dean.
Course and program review forms
Audio visual resources
The following slides include audio explanations by Dr Megan Kek:
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