At course level

Here is an overview of the activities related to quality assurance work at course level.

Course coordinator  

Course coordinators have the day-to-day responsibility for the implementation of the courses and are responsible for

Each course coordinator will also have a complete job description that shows the position’s other functions.

Course evaluation 

About course evaluation 

Course evaluation may be carried out in several different ways, but evaluation must be carried out on all courses.

At the first meeting in the autumn, the programme of study committee (NO) must decide which form of course evaluation will be used during that specific year. The previous year’s evaluations and measures that have been implemented to improve and develop the programme of study are to be presented at the meeting. Based on this, the committee advises the dean about how the evaluation will be conducted in the current academic year. The dean approves how the course evaluations are to be carried out.  The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the evaluation is carried out.

A number of suggestions regarding different ways to conduct course evaluations can be found below. The size, duration and teaching methods of the courses will determine whether it is appropriate to conduct a midway evaluation and/or final evaluation, and in what form. 

The university’s quality assurance system is divided into eight areas of quality, which are used as consistently as possible in surveys, analyses, summaries, planning, etc. To the extent that it is natural to do so, the course evaluation should also be based on this structure, both in terms of theme and how it is followed up. Therefore, this influences the suggestions regarding evaluations and summaries below. 

The course coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the evaluation is carried out. A summary of each course evaluation must be written, which is made available to students in the course’s Canvas room.

Templates and resources 

About data protection 

When conducting course evaluations, personal data is usually collected. If possible, data collection must therefore be carried out anonymously, and with secure computer tools and storage systems. 

Most student surveys collect ordinary personal data, and there are no restrictions if Nettskjema is set to ‘anonymous’ (default) and the results are uploaded from the Nettskjema server to the file folder on INN University’s server and not to a private computer. Free programmes such as Google Forms must not be used.

In all types of student surveys, it must be clearly stated in the invitation or in the introduction to the questionnaire whether the survey is anonymous or not. In addition, it must be clearly stated that participation is voluntary and that it is possible to withdraw responses (if the survey is not anonymous).

Here are suggestions regarding a standard text for anonymous surveys:

‘Participation in the evaluation is voluntary and anonymous. If you answer, you have given consent to participate. Do not answer if you do not want to participate. If you change your mind while answering the survey, do not submit the form. After the form is submitted, the responses cannot be withdrawn because they have been submitted anonymously and cannot be traced back to you.’

INN University has gathered information about data protection on a separate webpage. The e-mail address of the data protection officer is also available on the webpage.

Course coordinator’s report 

The course coordinator submits a report to the programme of study coordinator after completion of a course.

Report template 

 

Published Dec. 13, 2021 3:24 PM - Last modified Dec. 16, 2021 11:38 AM