Liverpool Hope has a distinguished history of providing a learning experience for students that is both challenging and rewarding. The University is strongly committed to maintaining its academic standards and, wherever possible, enhancing the quality of its learning and teaching provision.
In part, the University’s high standards and ambitions for quality enhancement are achieved through the objectives contained within the Learning & Teaching Strategy and other initiatives. However, our approach is predicated on our belief that it is the professionalism and creativity of staff, individually and collectively, that makes the most vital contribution to the enhancement of provision, through their attention to their students’ experience as learners, to the development of their disciplines, and their engagement with their teaching practice. In this, quality is complemented and augmented by the University’s level of provision in its other vital learning resources: the Library, IT, laboratory and other specialist and general facilities, and the wide range of support services in place.
The operation of our Academic Quality Framework is intended to support the work of all involved in academic activity and in part, it also provides the necessary evidence for public accountability that we are committed to providing the best learning experience we can.
Core elements of our Academic Quality Framework (which operate in addition to the University Regulations, Conventions and Procedures in order to ensure appropriate oversight ), include:
Key aspects of the Academic Framework have been revised (approved at Senate 2012). Please see links to the left of this page for the most recent guidance on Programme Design and Approval, Making Modifications to Provision, APL, CPD provision and Collaborative Provision.
A key feature of our Academic Quality Framework is that students should have a major and effective involvement in both internal and external quality processes through a variety of mechanisms. This is achieved through
Our Senior Academic Quality Advisor is currently working closely with the Student's Union on a number of specific aspects of quality assurance and enhancement and during 2012-13 it is expected that we will further developing the role of students in relation to quality assurance and development activities .
If you have any queries regarding the University's Academic Quality processes please contact Dr Katherine Birch, Senior Academic Quality Advisor in the first instance or, if you are a member of staff and would like to know about specific academic quality matters within our three Faculties, please contact your Faculty Executive Officer.