Quality of Education
Telemark University College (TUC) is always working to ensure that the programmes are of the highest quality possible.
Here we will try to describe what you can expect of TUC, when you can expect it and how you are expected to participate.
The quality assurance system is described in the quality assurance handbook.
TUC is systematically working to improve our programmes.
The quality assurance system at TUC shall contribute to:
- continual improvement
- uncover departures from quality targets in education
- measures to improve quality is implemented
- make sure the demands of the authorities are met
Systematic evaluations are necessary to decide which quality improvement measures that should be implemented. The evaluations will tell us what is good and should be kept as it is. At the same time it will reveal areas where improvement is necessary. We need the help of our students to tell us what works and what does not work.
If you discover that something is not as described in the quality assurance handbook, you may register a "deviation-report" in the electronic database.
You may also suggest how things can be done better through this database.
What is a quality assurance system?
A quality assurance system is a system to manage an organization with quality in mind.
Quality assurance are all planned and systematic activities necessary to meet the quality requirements.
The Quality Assurance System of TUC:
The Quality Assurance System is designed to document the work that TUC does to improve quality in education and to ensure that any lack of quality is discovered and corrected.
The system deals with all areas that are of significance to the quality in your education. Important areas are students' evaluation of the teaching, evaluation of the study programmes and how the university college use the evaluations in their further work.
Whose responsibility is quality in Education?
Ultimately, the quality of the studies is the responsibility of the board. The dean has the responsibility for the quality of studies in his/her faculty, and the leader of the department has the responsibility for his/her department.
Students have a responsibility too. All students are encouraged to take part in evaluations and contribute to quality assurance through dialogue with staff members. Student representatives are in the Learning Environment Committee and on the board of TUC.
Approved quality assurance system:
The National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) has through a Regulation stated what the Quality Assurance System should contain. TUC's Quality Assurance System was approved for the first time in December 2004, and the latest approval was in December 2009.