Why do we do it?

For Institutions/Faculties:

  • Assurance of Learning Standards evaluates how well the school accomplishes the educational aims at the core of its activities.
  • Measures of learning can assure external constituents such as potential students, trustees, public officials, supporters, and accreditors, that the organisation meets its goals.
  • Assurance of learning assists the school and faculty members to improve programs and courses

For Students:

  • Clarity – students are able to see the links and development of graduate attributes through clearly stated learning objectives, and through the interactive use of assessment rubrics
  • Control – due to progressive nature with explicit objectives students can take control of their learning through regular tutor feedback and self assessment
  • Progression – students will be introduced, and further developed in the graduate attributes before assessed for assurance


Further Reading:

Background Literature
ALTC Good Practice Report