Action Plan in response to the 2018 QAA High Education Review of CRIC: HER Report – point identified
The holistic approach to academic and pastoral support creating a caring and supportive learning environment (para 2.32) (B4)
A.1 Ensure that the College Enhancement Team is kept abreast of innovations and developments in student support activities
The comprehensive and supportive preparation for transition to university study, which leads to high levels of progression (para 2.32) (B4)
A.3 Continue to ensure that students are afforded engagement with the University at every opportunity A.4 Exchange and disseminate initiatives to the wider Navitas network
Target date and Lead Respon sibility Sept 2018 DASS
Sept 2018 DASS
Success indicator/ evaluation
Oversight and Governance, with January 2019 update summary
S.1 Regular reports on student outcomes to demonstrate high levels of success
Full programme of innovation and developments through the Enhancement Team, shared with ARU and NVT Academic Registry. See 3.1.1 below
S.2 Exchange and dissemination of effective practice is strongly in evidence through cross College/University/ Navitas boards and committees
Regular reports to Anglia Ruskin University, consolidated in AMR, and through to the Navitas Academic Registry
S.3 Schedule of embedding student engagement opportunities with Anglia Ruskin University indicates progress to target S.4 Academic Metrics demonstrating high progression rates indicates progress to this target S.5 Exchange and dissemination of these initiatives is conducted through Navitas Learning and Teaching/DASS Forum
CET - The College Enhancement Team have evaluated these activities. NVT LTF - The Navitas Learning and Teaching Committee and DASS Forum have allowed dissemination of good practice. Extensive report on engagement opportunities and progression through Student Council, College Management Team (CMT), CLTB and CET provided to ARU and shared via Navitas NVT Academic Registry. See 3.1.2 below CRIC Annual Monitoring Report have provided data on the student outcomes and transition. CET - The College Enhancement Team have evaluated these activities. NVT LTF - The Navitas Learning and Teaching Committee and DASS Forum have allowed dissemination of good practice.
The arrangements for ensuring that individual student participation is recognised and rewarded, which contribute to the effectiveness of the collective student voice (para 2.37 ) (B5).
A.5 Continue to employ a wide range of mechanisms for engaging students that are informed by the student voice.
Sept 2018 DASS
S.5* as above S.6 Student satisfaction survey show students have a good level of awareness of the engagement opportunities available to them.
Mechanisms for enhanced feedback on communication and engagement via CET, reported to ARU via AMR and shared via Navitas NVT Academic Registry. See 3.1.3 below CET - The College Enhancement Team have evaluated these activities. Regular reports to Anglia Ruskin University, consolidated in AMR, and through to the Navitas Academic Registry NVT LTF - The Navitas Learning and Teaching Committee and DASS Forum have allowed dissemination of good practice.
The flexible and effective assessment feedback mechanisms which enables and promotes student learning (para 2.47) (B6)
The effective use of tracer data in reviewing existing curricula, which enhances student learning opportunities. (para 2.69) (B8)
Management of the growth in student numbers, in tandem with significant shifts in the profile of students. .
A.5 Continue to promote a culture, whereby students can seek to develop a better understanding of what is required prior to submitting their work. A.6 Support Academic Staff to further develop a proactive approach to developing their practice. A.7 Annual Monitoring of Programme and associated reports demonstrated thorough consideration of module and programme performance with clear actions, targets and goals A.8 Review of college administrative staff roles, functions and structure. A.8 Recruitment of additional teaching staff to
Sept 2018 CDP, DASS
S.7 Continue to provide online feedback for assignments S.8 Academic Services will monitor the timeliness and quality of feedback via internal and external moderation mechanisms. S.1* as above
Interventions to facilitate enhanced feedback opportunities monitored via CLTB. CPD engagement and impact monitored via CMT and shared via AMR and Navitas NvT Academic Registry. See 3.1.4 below Regular reports to Anglia Ruskin University, consolidated in AMR, and through to the Navitas Academic Registry NVT LTF - The Navitas Learning and Teaching Forum and DASS Forum have allowed dissemination of good practice.
Annually CDP, DASS and ARU Academi c office
S.9 Tracer data will track students' performance as they progress through the University and compare CRIC students with those directly recruited to the University
Tracer study analysis reported through AMR and shared through Navitas NvT Academic Registry. See 3.1.5 below
Sept 2018 College CMT
S.10 A new College administrative staffing structure approved and embedded, with staff in roles and equipped for success.
The new structure, delineating Academic and Support Services from College Services in in place. College Organisational Chart appended CRIC_008
Annual reports to Anglia Ruskin University, and through to the Navitas Academic Registry
Additional Academic Teaching Staff
accommodate increased delivery. A.10 Review of college operational and administrative space on campus. A.11 Review of college teaching space on campus.
S.11 Academic Teaching Staff corps expanded, with opportunities for mentoring from core team
have been employed, with new starter protocols completed. Opportunities and mentoring structures have been created within the Academic Teaching Staff, to ensure newer members of the team receive the support, guidance and advice they require from teaching colleagues.
S.12 Secure commitment from ARU around expanded administrative space ahead of the Sept 2019 anticipated peak in student numbers.
New options for a College base have been identified and architectural drawings, outlining modifications and enhancements, have been circulated, pending acceptance by the college to ensure plans facilitate all identified college needs.
S.13 Work with ARU Estates and Facilities (Timetabling Team) to ensure adequate and suitable teachings spaces Full implementation of the revised governance structure.
A.12 Ensure that the Academic Quality and Operations Committee (AQOC) is kept abreast of innovations and developments in operational, academic and support activities and issues.
Sept 2018 College CMT and ARU Academi c Office
S.14 Exchange and dissemination of effective practice, updates and data is strongly in evidenced through cross College/University/ Navitas boards and committees.
CRIC have continued to strengthen relationships with the ARU timetabling team, have worked to increase volume of standard delivery teaching spaces to accommodate volume. Additionally have secured extended access to specialist teaching spaces (e.g. Labs, Blended learning classrooms.) Full programme of innovation and developments reported through the CLTB, Student Council, Enhancement Team, shared with ARU via AQOC, MAC and JSPMB and NvT Academic Registry. See 3.1.1 below Regular reports to Anglia Ruskin University, consolidated in AMR, and through to the Navitas Academic Registry NVT LTF - The Navitas Learning and Teaching Committee and DASS Forum have allowed dissemination of good practice. Revised Governance structure appended with evidence CRIC_009; CRIC P
016a; CRIC 016b
Strategic and operational planning for CRIC to take over Level 3 provision currently provided by the University.
A.13 Structured consideration and planning will need to be given to the CRIC’s management of increasing numbers on two campuses and the College's
January 2019 College CMT
S.15 A Working Party, led by ARU’s Pro Vice Chancellor: Partnerships and reporting into the Joint Strategic Management Board and ARU CMT / Senate, has been set up and
New curriculum validated by Spring of 2019; initial proposals shared with ARU. Full consultation cycle with Deans / PVCs and Academic Registries from both ARU and Navitas. Alignment of Academic Regulations on track for Sept 2019. Initial amendments proposed by ARU
response to the challenges stemming from changing student profiles.
continues to meet regularly
Academic Registrar. Initial integration of timetabling (specialist spaces) by Sept 2019 – agreed with Estates and Facilities Admission and Recruitment plan agreed with ARU Corporate Marketing.