Navigating QQI Quality Assurance Guidelines

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PROVIDERS OF RESEARCH
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QA Guidelines for Providers of
Research Degree Programmes
[2017]

 

Topic Specific QA Guidelines for
Providers of Research Degree
Programmes
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1  Introduction and Context

1.1  To whom do these guidelines apply?

1.2  What is the purpose of these guidelines?

1.3  Scope and relevance

2  The Guidelines: Governance and Management of Quality

2.1  Governance

2.2  Resources and provisions

2.3  Quality assurance, enhancement and improvement

3  Continuous Quality Monitoring

3.1  Ownership

3.2  Data

3.3  Linkage of data to quality improvement

3.4  Tracking individual students

3.5  Monitoring of trends and issues

3.6  Monitoring assessment

3.7  Managing and monitoring partnerships and collaborations

3.8  Periodic review

4  Managing Partnerships in Research Degree Programmes

5  Research Students

5.1  Project identification and recruitment

5.2  Registration

5.3  Progression and transfer

5.4  Responsibilities of research students

5.5  Student opportunity to raise issues

6  Supervisors and Projects

6.1  Supervision

6.2  Supervisors

6.3  Supervisor opportunities to raise and address issues

6.4  Research projects

6.5  Physical facilities for research

7  Training and Career Preparation

7.1  Individual development plans

7.2 Skills training

7.3  Research mobility, conferences and networking

7.4  Career preparation

8  Assessment

8.1  Procedures and national criteria for final assessment of research degrees

8.2  Elements of assessment

8.3  Assessment boards and examiners

8.4  Assessment outcomes and revisions

8.5  Appeals