Evaluation, report, and revision of programmes and exchange stays

One of the goals of the quality work at UiS is to ensure the students' total learning outcomes at programme level. The programmes must also be based on updated research- and development work, and meet national and international expectations to the education.

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a) Annual programme evaluation and programme report

After completion of the academic year, the programme is evaluated. The results of the evaluation is formulated into a programme report. Programme coordinator is responsible for the evaluation and report and for the handling in the study programme council. The evaluations must be based upon quantitative results data, course reports and results from course evaluations and dialogues regarding quality at course and programme level. The evaluation must map whether the programme maintains the desired quality and has satisfactory results, as well as build a foundation for further development work.

ResponsibilityProgramme coordinator in all ordinary studies and studies in the EVU-portfolio 
ParticipantsStudy programme council; course coordinators, student representatives, led by programme coordinator 
TimeAfter completion of the academic year. Deadline for report: October 1st
FrequencyEvery year there's no periodical evaluation 
PurposeSummarising evaluation of the programme in regards to the accreditation criteria, for continuous improvement and further reporting. 
DataThe course reports from the programme,Results from completed student evaluations aggregated to programme level, Selected results data
DocumentationMinutes from the study programme council, programme report. 
The programme reports lays the foundation for the annual work with the faculty's portfolio and portfolio report. They also lay the foundation for the annual course- and programme revisions. 

For Ph.D.-programmes the foundation will be based on course reports, progress reports, midway evaluations and candidate surveys at institutional level. Participants will be Vice-dean of research, Ph.D.-candidates and staff representatives. 

b) Evaluation of student exchange stays

At the end of every student exchange period, the students are invited to give their feedback of their stay. 

ResponsibilityDivision of academic affairs
ParticipantsThe exchange students
Timeappx. one month before the exchange is over
FrequencyFor every exchange stay
PurposeCollect experiences of acocmodation of the stay, academic contents and relevance Experience reports are used as a source of information for the next round of exchange students. 
DocumentationResults from questionnaire,Experience reports
The results of the evaluation and the experience reports are published on Canvas. The results are included in the foundation for the semester evaluation, programme evaluation and programme report. 

c) Annual course- and programme revision

All courses and programmes are revised annually for further development. The revisions are done every autumn semester and is valid from the following academic year. Guidelines for the revisions are decided by the dean within the framework of the accreditation decision of the programme., The revisions include all ordinary studies and studies in the EVU-portfolio. 

ParticipantsAcademic environment and administrative staff 
TimeWithin november 15th
PurposeContinuous development of courses and programmes within the frameworks of the accreditation decision of the programme. 
InnholdFollowing guidelines set by the dean
DataCourse reports, semester evaluation and programme report 
DocumentationDecision by the dean, changed programme description