Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 10 Issue 3


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Benchmarking academic standards

Mike Laugharne

This article sets the QAA’s approach to benchmarking academic standards within the wider quality assurance context and considers the ways in which subject benchmarking can be…


Growing knowledge about QAA subject benchmarking

Norman Jackson

Subject benchmarking developed by the Quality Assurance Agency, provides a good example of a systemic policy that is being introduced in the belief that it will lead to…


Subject benchmarking and the assessment of student learning

Mantz Yorke

This paper analyses the performance criteria and learning objectives contained in the first 22 QAA subject benchmark statements to be published and considers the implications for…


Using QAA subject benchmark information: an academic teacher’s perspective

Warren Houghton

This paper describes, with examples, the writing of aims and intended learning outcomes for a broad range of engineering degree programmes at various levels including…


An institutional perspective on QAA subject benchmarking

Janet Hargreaves, Alexa Christou

This paper provides an institutional perspective on the ways in which subject benchmark statements are being and might be used in internal quality assurance processes. The use and…

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