Timeline

Timeline Key Tasks

Planning and preparation

Feb-April 2011 Establishment and refinement of project:

  • Develop detailed project management plan
  • Employ project manager and establish reference group.
  • Develop and submit ethics application.
  • Project manager to develop and implement a project team communication strategy including records, meetings, repositories, reporting etc.
  • Develop Auditing Tool
  • Confirm external evaluator and develop evaluation framework
  • Project team to reflect on, and document learning from Stage 1 of the Project.

Stage 1: Auditing

May-Aug 2011 Phase1: Collect audit data on mapping and data collection of assurance of learning in the business sector:

  • Survey administered to key assurance of learning administrators across all Australian Universities providing business education
  • Focus group with selection of key stakeholders to discuss initial findings and to refine audit tool
  • Formative evaluation by project team and document learning from Phase 1
  • Report progress to the Project Reference Group.
  • Dissemination of project learning by ‘workshopping the findings’ at biannual T&L Network meeting.
Sept 2011 – Feb 2012
Objective 1
Phase 2:Collect audit data on mapping and data collection of assurance of learning in the other disciplines, for example engineering, education, nursing:

  • Survey administered to key assurance of learning administrators across all Australian Universities providing the relevant education for each sector
  • Focus group with selection of key stakeholders to discuss findings and their implications
  • Formative evaluation by project team and document learning from Phase 2.
  • Report progress to the Project Reference Group.

Stage 2: Analyses

March –July 2012
Objectives 2 & 3Deliverables 1 & 2
Phase 3: Critical review of audit findings:

  • Analyse audit data
  • Compare findings with International Bodies (for example, QAA, AACSB)
  • Prepare Strategic Paper
  • Formative evaluation by project team and reflection on learning from Phase 3.
  • Year 1 report submitted to the OLT and Project Reference Group.

Stage 3: Resources

Aug – Nov 2012
Objectives 4, 5 & 6
Deliverables 3 & 4
Phase 4: Online Resources (with review of online tools)

  • Develop online resources to support mapping and data collection for assuring learning
  • Review and recommend tools to make mapping and data collection more efficient (including adapting existing tools to suit the purpose)
  • Dissemination workshops (one in each of the five mainland states) to showcase and disseminate the strategic paper and resources.
  • Presentation of Findings: ABDC, ABDC T&L Network and other discipline related groups.
  • Academic conferences and publications.
  • Formative evaluation by project team and reflection on learning from Phase 4.

Review and Reporting

Dec 2012-Feb 2013
Objective 7Deliverables  4
  • Evaluation report by external evaluator.
  • Final report submitted to OLT and Reference Group.