The Institute's quality processes aim to assure all stakeholders that all WIT activities are at an appropriate standard and are fit for purpose, and to facilitate their ongoing enhancement and development.
The WIT Academic Council has formal responsibility for quality assurance. Under the Regional Technical Colleges Acts it is appointed by Governing Body to assist it in the planning, co-ordination, development and overseeing of the educational work of the college and to protect, maintain and develop the academic standards of the courses and the activities of the college.
The Institute's Quality Assurance procedures are agreed with the national regulatory agency - Quality & Qualifications Ireland (formerly HETAC) - and are operated with authority delegated from that agency. The Quality Assurance procedures embed and operationalize the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area ("the ESG") and are directed by those standards. The Institute's Quality Assurance arrangements have received commendation from HETAC and other peer reviewers.
The main academic quality assurance processes at WIT include:
All new WIT programmes undergo a formal peer-reviewed quality process (the CE process). The process includes extensive input from the relevant external stakeholders, such as employers and professional bodies, along with the participation from expert academics from other universities and colleges.
The CE panel Assessor’s Reports for WIT Academic Council for the past two academic years are:
The quality of all programmes is monitored on an ongoing basis. Internal Programme Boards, which include student members, report annually to WIT Academic Council. External Examiners validate the quality of all assessment activity and work with staff on the ongoing development of programmes.
Annual Reporting is primarily managed and administered by the School Offices, and supported at the central administration by the Academic Affairs section of the Registry – contact: Celine Corcoran, email@example.com, #2041.
Follow these links to access the External Examiner Report and Annual Programme Board Report templates.
The Annual Institutional Quality Assurance Report (AIQR) is an annual report about internal quality assurance that WIT provides to the national academic quality regulatory agency - Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). The AIQR has been developed with reference to the ENQA (the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) European Standards and Guidelines, upon which QQI's Core Statutory Quality Assurance Guidelines are based.
WIT’s AIQR documents are:
All academic activities undergo an external quality assurance and enhancement review every 5 years. All programmes and modules are reviewed through a reflective self-assessment validated by a panel of international expert peers.The reports from the most recent school reviews are presented here:
- Peer Review Group Report Engineering_2017.pdf
- Peer Review Group Report Health Science 2016
- Peer Review Group Report School of Business 2015
- Peer Review Group Report School of Lifelong Learning and Education 2016
- Peer Review Group Report Science & Computing 2016
Although not a periodic review the new WIT Structured Doctorate Framework and associated Universal Path modules were reviewed by an external panel on the 27/10/2016:
Each School was independently evaluated for its capacity to support structured PhD programmes by an external Peer Review Panel and the Panel evaluation for each School is as follows:
- Assessors' Report Structured PhD Application School of Business
- Assessors' Report Structured PhD Application School of Science
- Assessors' Report Structured PhD Application School of Engineering
- Assessors' Report Structured PhD Application School of Health Sciences
- Assessors' Report Structured PhD Application School of Lifelong Learning and Education
WIT quality documentation is available to the public on the WIT Policies page. Quality documentation , including document templates and work in progress, is also available to all staff on
the Academic Council intranet site.