The overall objective of the quality assurance system is that students should achieve the best possible learning outcomes and personal development in relevant educations that prepare them for working life and a society in change. The governing bodies and management at all levels of the university are responsible for quality work and will support the development of a quality culture among employees and students.
Quality assurance system takes place in close cooperation between students and staff, and in cooperation with working life and society. Knowledge gathered from quality work is used to develop the quality of the education offered and to reveal possible quality failures. Quality failures should be corrected within a reasonable time. The results of the quality work are part of the platform of knowledge regarding assessment and strategic development of the total programme portfolio of the institution.
Study and research administrative support functions should be organised in a manner so that they become efficient support systems for the primary tasks.
Quality assurance work is organised around courses, study programmes and programme portfolio and has the following objectives:
UiA will offer courses with updated and relevant learning outcomes, with learning activities that contribute to students achieving the defined learning outcomes, and with satisfactory cohesion between learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment methods.
Study programme quality
UiA will offer study programmes with updated and relevant learning outcomse, and with courses that contribute to students achieving the defined learning outcomes of the programme. Study programmes must be based on research- and development work, relevant experience from working life and social life, and should also attend to national and international perspectives. Study programmes should have satisfactory framework conditions and a well-developed infrastructure. Students must encounter a high-quality and consistent learning environment that takes care of both physical, psychosocial, organisational, digital and pedagogical aspects. The learning environment should enhance learning and student involvement and stimulate students to complete their studies within the nominal length of study.
Study programme portfolio quality
UiA will offer a study programme portfolio with high quality in all academic fields. The connection between education and research and between teaching and research is to be emphasised. UiA will take care of its social responsibility by contributing to fulfilling regional and national needs for labour, contribute to competence development and life-long learning as well as by being an active disseminator of knowledge both regionally and nationally.