The Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee (SHEEC) manages a range of activities in supporting the enhancement of the student learning experience in Scottish higher education. One example of this is through its planning and direction of Enhancement Themes. SHEEC members have an institutional responsibility for teaching and learning, and every higher education institution is represented on the committee.
Through its support for and promotion of quality enhancement, SHEEC ensures that higher education in Scotland remains at the forefront of developing and enhancing the student learning experience and student success.
The Indicators of Enhancement (see Annex A) were proposed as a developmental activity by the Scottish Funding Council Joint Quality Review Group in 2008. They were designed by a working group chaired by Professor Peter Easy (former Senior Vice Principal, Edinburgh Napier University) and managed by SHEEC.
In the course of the last year, SHEEC has recognised the need to revisit the Indicators of Enhancement to ensure they are as useful as possible to individual institutions for internal reflection about enhancement and useful to SHEEC, as a way of facilitating sector-wide discussions about enhancement. There is also increasing awareness of the need to demonstrate impact of enhancement activities and the indicators may provide a useful tool for institutions and the sector.
Individuals or groups are invited to submit an application to review and develop the Indicators.
We are seeking individuals or groups to consider:
- the current level and type of use being made of the Indicators across the sector and general assessment of whether they remain fit for purpose
- the coherence of the Indicators as a set and how they are understood
-development of a refreshed set of Indicators of Enhancement that are useful to individual institutions for internal reflection about enhancement
This work will be achieved through individual interviews and group discussions and be supported by a review of and taking cognisance of published material available on evaluating enhancement approaches.
The outcome of the work will be delivered to SHEEC by May 2013.