Outcomes and follow-up of periodic review
The outcome of periodic review will be to give a confidence statement to confirm that the programmes under review can continue in approval, subject to further periodic review. Exceptionally, where a confidence statement cannot be made, the reviewers can recommend that continuing approval is subject to urgent remedial action. The outcome of every review will include the identification of good practice and the production of an enhancement plan, which details required action necessary to improve or enhance the quality of the provision.
The servicing officer on the panel will produce the report and enhancement plan using a standard template containing agreed headings and information (see below). This will be distributed to the faculty within six weeks of the event. The enhancement plan should be presented to the programme board and updated before being presented to the Faculty Academic Committee (FAC). The updated enhancement plan should be forwarded to DAQ within six months of the review for presentation to the Academic Quality Committee (AQC) An interim follow-up usually occurs 18 months following the original review to ensure the monitoring of progress against the enhancement plan is ongoing.
For further information regarding the outcomes of periodic review and follow-up activity, please contact Louise Salmon.
Payment of fees and expenses
External advisers are paid a fee of £150 for their involvement on the panel, and reimbursed for travel expenses. A claim form must be completed and submitted to the relevant faculty administration for processing. The mileage rate for private cars is 45p per mile for the first 100 miles of a return journey and 20p thereafter. The student representative on the panel will receive gift vouchers for their involvement – these are organised by DAQ. The travel expenses for any past students meeting the review panel are also covered by the faculty.
Forms, templates and proformas for periodic review outcome/follow-up activity
Report proforma to be completed by the DAQ servicing officer following the periodic review event.
Enhancement plan to be completed by the DAQ servicing officer following the periodic review event.
Expenses and fee claim form for external panel members. The mileage rate for private cars is 45p per mile for the first 100 miles of a return journey and 20p thereafter.