Quality and Standards SIG

About the Quality and Standards SIG

The Quality and Standards SIG intends to develop online resources in the following areas for administrators (non-specialists or those just starting out in quality support) wishing to learn more about AQ/QA.

– Finding out about academic quality and standards in HE

– Learning the quality and standards vocabulary

The AHEP Quality and Standards SIG adds value to the sector by focusing on enhancing the professionalism of HE administrators who support the quality processes in HE.

What can you expect from the Quality and Standards SIG?

In the longer term, the group will develop at least one practical guide on supporting the quality processes in HE. The SIG will be seeking contributions to discussion papers/resources focusing on some of the following issues:

– Innovative approaches to Quality Assurance (QA)

– The enhancement issue

– Student engagement in QA (SSLCs, surveys, etc) – and the ‘student as customer’ debate

– Measuring quality without policing

– Synergies between QA of taught and research provision

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Meet the Coordinators

Dr Carmen Corral, Quality and Standards SIG Lead Coordinator

Senior Academic Quality Manager

UCFB Manchester Limited

Sasha Carter, Quality and Standards Deputy Coordinator

Director of Academic Quality

Regent College London

Sasha is the Deputy Coordinator for the Quality and Standards SIG, and currently works at Regent College London as the Director of Academic Quality where she is responsible for academic quality assurance and enhancement. Before this, she worked in Academic Quality and Audit at both Ravensbourne University and BPP University.

Sasha holds a BSc degree in Psychology from Nottingham Trent University and a teaching qualification from the University of Bedfordshire. She started her career off as a teacher of Psychology in Further Education and then went on to gain Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status after successfully completing a six-month period of Professional Formation maintained through membership to the Society for Education and Training. It was her time as a teacher that motivated her to be a part of creating a high-quality experience for students.