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:
AR BA(H) in International Business-Management
AR BSc (H) in Applied Computing in the Internet of Things
AR BSc (H) in Applied Health Care
AR Certificate in Entrepreneurship
AR Certificate in Healthcare Support
AR Certificate in Management Development
AR Certificate in the Management of Work-Related Stress
AR Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education
AR Higher Diploma in Science in Production Management for Digital Animation
AR MA in Applied Spirituality
AR MSc in Quantity Surveying
AR MSc in Therapeutic Skills for Practice
ARCertificate in Psychosocial Interventions for Practice
Second Assessors' Report MSc in Quantity Surveying
AR BSc (H) in Nursing Studies for Clinical Practice
AR BSc (H) in Nursing Studies
AR BSc (H) in Software Systems Practice
AR Cert in CBT Skills for Practice
AR Certificate in English for Academic Study
AR Certificate in Management for Healthcare Professionals
AR Certificate in Motivational Interviewing for Practice
AR Higher Diploma in Art s in Early Childhood Studies Care and Education
AR MA in Social Justice and Public Policy
AR MA in SPHE
ARCertificate in Academic English
Supplementary Assessors' Report BSc (H) in Software Systems Practice
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, #2041.
Follow these links to access the External Examiner Report and Annual Programme Board Report templates.
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
The national academic quality regulatory agency - Quality & Qualifications Ireland - conduct comprehensive periodic audit and reaccreditation processes that examine the effectiveness of the operation of all WIT academic quality assurance processes. These reports are published on the Internet.
In line with emerging national poliy WIT is introducing periodic, enhancement orientated reviews of all administration and support areas in addition to the existing Internal Audit processes.
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.