Fri, 31 Mar 2023
Course Evaluation and Review Policy
This document sets out Metavision Institute’s policy for the ongoing evaluation and review of its accredited higher education and professionally accredited training courses. Course evaluations and reviews are conducted in accordance with Metavision Institute’s Quality Assurance Policy.
This policy applies to all Metavision Institute’s higher education and professionally accredited training courses and governance committees.
Course design: the content, structure, learning outcomes and unit sequence of the course, as well as admission requirements, articulation pathways and professional accreditation
1. Metavision Institute’s higher education and professionally accredited training courses are regularly reviewed in a continuous quality assurance cycle. The aim of Metavision Institute’s course reviews is to:
- Ensure the integrity of its higher education and professionally accredited training courses,
- Evaluate how well the courses develop the stated skills, attributes and learning outcomes for students and graduates, consistent with the AQF level and the Threshold Standards Framework (2015) or PACFA Specialist Training Standards,
- Ensure ‘progression and completion rates are within an acceptable range, especially when benchmarked against rates for similar fields of education at other providers’,
- Provide opportunities for peer review of course curriculum, teaching philosophy, and assessment to ensure continuing relevance and viability of the courses, and
- Engage academic teaching staff in the scholarship of teaching through reflection on course design and delivery.
2. Student feedback
Metavision Institute values and seeks student feedback on its courses and units through evaluation surveys conducted regularly at the end of each workshop intensive and semester, annual course experience surveys, and through graduate destination surveys.
2.1 The Teaching and Learning Committee considers student feedback and makes recommendations to the Academic Board for minor course and unit changes.
2.2 The Academic Board approves minor course changes and ensures there is a formal communication plan for informing students of changes made to the course and Metavision Institute’s student-facing operations as a result of their feedback.
2.3 Student feedback reports are considered in annual and three-yearly course reviews.
The Metavision Institute’s course review cycle
3.1 Annual course reviews
The Academic Director, in consultation with the Course Coordinator, provides a formal course report to the Learning and Teaching Committee demonstrating progress on meeting the key performance indicators in the Teaching and Learning Plan. The Teaching and Learning Committee makes recommendations based on the report to Academic Board.
3.1 Three-yearly course reviews
- The Academic Board conducts a full review of Metavision Institute’s courses and units of study every three years. The review is delegated to the Teaching and Learning Committee, which makes recommendations to the Academic Board.
- The review includes benchmarking of Metavision’s higher education courses against similar courses offered by other higher education and professional training providers.
The objective of all course reviews is to ensure that:
- Course structures and learning outcomes continue to be appropriate for the AQF level and reflect current discipline knowledge,
- Unit curriculum, assessment tasks and library resources are based on current disciplinary knowledge and reflect professional standards,
- The approach to teaching and learning is informed by research and scholarship,
- Course delivery modes keep pace with advances in educational technology and IT,
- Metavision Institute’s student-facing policies are implemented and documented in the Student Register,
- Outcomes for sub-groups in student cohorts are analysed and reported,
- Graduates meet the requirements for membership set by professional associations and the demands of employers and other external stakeholders, and
- The course rationale and business plan continue to be demonstrated in implementation.
The Academic Board is delegated responsibility by the Governance Boards for the academic governance and leadership of Metavision Institute. The Academic Board oversights the evaluation and review of Metavision Institute’s higher education and professionally accredited courses and reports to the Governance Board on the outcomes of course evaluations and reviews.
The Teaching and Learning Committee is responsible for oversighting, reviewing and revising Metavision Institute’s accredited courses and units of study. The Teaching and Learning Committee ensures that:
- Courses and units of study are suited to the intended student cohort and achieve the intended learning outcomes, and
- Course structures and sequencing continue to provide a coherent learning experience for students.
Academic teaching staff members are encouraged to reflect on student evaluations of their teaching, and plan development of their teaching in response.
- Strategic Plan
- Teaching and Learning Plan
- Course Review Report Template