Toolbox for quality reporting
The study programmes must be based on relevant research, ensure multicultural competence and have labour market relevance. The learning environment must be consistent and inclusive, and contribute to student welfare and successful studies. The quality work at study programme level must also ensure that requirements laid down by national law or regulation are met.
Establishing new study programmes
Requirements and the authority to establish new study programmes and make changes to programme and course descriptions are set out in OsloMet's guidelines for establishing new study programmes and drawing up programme and course descriptions.
Study programme coordinators
Study programme coordinators are responsible for quality work at the study programme level.
Descriptions of functions for study programme coordinators
Continuous quality assessment
To ensure that all study programmes continue to meet requirements laid down by law or regulation (regulations, guidelines), substantial changes to established programmes must be subject to an assessment of their impact on the quality of the study programme. A brief summary of substantial changes and assessments made in that connection is to be included in the study programme report in connection with the annual quality reporting. Any action taken to ensure that the study programme continues to meet the requirements of laws and regulations must also be mentioned there.
Changes to the following are considered to be substantial changes:
- Number of enrolments possible
- Requirements in laws and regulations (including the national curriculum)
- The academic environment relating to the study programme (e.g. academic staff leaving, a need for recruitment or competence-raising)
- Internationalisation schemes
- Practical training schemes
- Programme description – as a consequence of major alterations to the study programme
Every year, OsloMet conducts three questionnaire surveys at programme level among its own students (the Start-of-study survey, Final-year-students survey and PhD survey). OsloMet also conducts regular candidate surveys to find out how satisfied those who completed their studies at OsloMet are with the education they have received, with an emphasis on job relevance. In following up the study programmes, active use is also made of the results of national surveys such as the national student survey ('Studiebarometeret') and the health and well-being survey ('SHoT').
Analyses and results from surveys
Annual quality report at study programme level
A quality report must be prepared annually for all study programmes. The report is to provide an overview and a status assessment of relevant quality indicators at programme level, the results of course reports, student surveys and any other evaluations. The report must contain a description and assessment of the quality of education offered in the given study programme, an assessment of whether all applicable study programme requirements are met and propose an itemised time schedule of prioritised measures. Minimum requirements for reporting are defined by the Department of Academic Affairs in a reporting template. A separate, slightly simplified reporting template is available for programmes of further education.
Supplementary descriptions of the quality work for educations at all levels (pdf)
Templates for yearly reports on study programme level are distributed by contact persons at the faculties. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Annual quality report at department level
All departments must annually prepare a quality report containing an overall assessment of the quality of programmes and courses offered by the department, an assessment of whether all applicable course and study programme requirements are met, and a proposed itemised time schedule of prioritised measures. Minimum requirements for reporting are defined by the Department of Academic Affairs in a reporting template.
Folder with report templates (Sharepoint)
Bachelor's, master's and researcher training programmes and other complete programmes with a scope of 60–120 credits must be evaluated no later than three years after the programme started up and every sixth year thereafter; see the provisions set out in OsloMet's Guidelines for periodic evaluations.
Folder with report templates for use in evaluation
Internal audits/re-accreditation of study programmes
If requested or if there is a need for special follow-up of specific study programmes, the Education Committee may decide to initiate internal supervision; see OsloMet's Guidelines for internal audits of study programmes. The rector may also initiate follow-up of the quality of education offered in individual study programmes.