Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement


Evaluation is an essential part of the educational process. The focus of evaluation is on local quality improvement but the value of evaluation is much greater than the provision of simple audit information. It provides evidence of how well students' learning outcomes are being achieved and whether teaching standards are being maintained. Importantly, it also enables the curriculum to evolve.

Recommended Reading

  1. Dimensions of evaluation
    David Jaques is an independent consultant and trainer in academic staff development in HE. In this Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) webpage, he describes a number of dimensions of evaluation.

 Other Useful Docments and Sites

  1. Evaluation and assessment in higher education
    This is part of the Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) database, which comprises summaries of evidence-based published research on a range of topics related to higher education.