8 February 2017
The revised approach to quality assessment incorporates a more central role for a provider’s governing body. This reflects the governing body’s existing obligations for an institution's academic governance arrangements as set out as, for example, in the HE Code of Governance. The respose of different governing bodies to meeting there responsibilities is discussed in the latest Roundtable note: 04 Academic Governance.
More generally, responses to the Funding Bodies’ recent consultation on the new quality assurance identified the need for additional development and support for governing bodies. In particular, in an increasingly diverse higher education sector it was thought that governing bodies were likely to have differing levels of experience and capability in respect of academic governance.
On behalf of the sector’s funding bodies the LF is working with the sector to:
An initial capability assessment is due to be completed by March 2017. If you would like to know more about our governance effectiveness work please contact Andy Shenstone.
The next Roundtable event on academic governance will take place in London on the 27 April 2017, between 1700 and 1830.
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