When carrying out a new accreditation or re-accreditation event, whether it is for a full prgramme, a change to an exisiting programme or a focused course, it is essential that the documentation is reviewed thoroughly from the start to help identify any issues or areas for discussion.
A checklist has been compiled to help and is available to download below.
Advice on providing a balanced and fair assessment.
The below agenda examples for accreditation events are provided for Accreditors to use and adapt as required.
Following each accreditation event and before the initial accreditors report is shared with the Programme team, the Lead Accreditor must arrange a call with members of the Committee to agree recommendations and conditions so that fairness and equality is applied across all courses. This also ensures there are no surprises for the Committee when they are asked to approve the final report.
NOTE: This is currently being trialled with full MSc programmes only to begin with but will be rolled out to all courses from 2020.
Please see the process below for guidance:
Each newly accredited course (other than a focus course) is required to have an interim review around two years after the initial accreditation so that CASE can check the course is being delivered as expected and to offer an opportunity to talk to students, teaching staff and clinical staff.
These guidelines are provided to help CASE Accreditors when carrying out an interim review.