Quality Assurance through a Continuous Curriculum Review (CCR) Strategy: reflections on a pilot project
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Institutional research can be de. ned as "the activity in which the research effort of an academic institution is directed at the solution of its own problems and to the enhancement of its own performance" (Woodward, 1993, p. 113). This paper describes and rects on an attempt at the University of Queensland to address the need for course quality appraisal for improvement. The strategy, Continuous Curriculum Review (CCR) is simply an attempt to trial and promote regular comprehensive data collection for developing 'snapshot' views of whole curricula so that decisions about what to change and what to change first can be made in an empirically defensible and timely manner. The strategy and reporting protocols that were developed are described, and the costs and bene. ts of engaging in this kind of data gathering exercise for quality assurance and quality enhancement purposes are discussed.
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education