Self-developed Model for External Programme Review at Chalmers University of Technology – Stakeholder Needs and Perceptions

Self-developed Model for External Programme Review at Chalmers University of Technology – Stakeholder Needs and Perceptions

J. Malmqvist, D. Campbell, M. Nordlund (2016).  Self-developed Model for External Programme Review at Chalmers University of Technology – Stakeholder Needs and Perceptions. 10.

Swedish models for evaluation of Quality in Higher Education (QHE models) have historically been designed by the Government through national agencies for higher education (HSV, UK-ämbetet). However, the proposal for the coming national QHE model assigns more responsibility to individual universities to develop their own QHE models.

Chalmers University of Technology is developing such a local QHE model. In this paper, we focus on one of its components, namely a framework and process for program evaluation by external reviewers, the Chalmers Program Review Framework (Chalmers PRF). The Chalmers PRF aims to provide an external and international perspective from independent academic and industrial experts on the targeted programs and their operational environment in the context of global best practice.

The paper further accounts for the experiences from pilot testing of the evaluation framework on two MScEng (Sw. Civilingenjör) programs – Electrical Engineering and Automation and Mechatronics Engineering. In particular, the relevance and utility as perceived by programme stakeholders – industry, university management, teacher and students are discussed.

Proceedings of the 12th International CDIO Conference, Turku, Finland, June 12-16 2016

Authors (New): 
Johan Malmqvist
Duncan Campbell
Mats Nordlund
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Innovation Advisory Partners Scandinavia, Mölndal, Sweden
Education Quality Assurance
Programme Review
CDIO Standard 12
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