A model for higher education policy review: the case study of an assessment policy

Marina Harvey*, Bronwyn Kosman

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    Abstract

    The development of a standards-based assessment policy represented a significant cultural shift in assessment practice at one university. Concurrently, the implementation of a policy framework represented a significant procedural shift in policy development and review. The assessment policy was the first policy scheduled to be reviewed through the new framework, specifically in recognition of the pivotal role of assessment to the credibility of qualifications and the academic reputation of the institution. However, the policy framework did not specify a review process. While examples of generic approaches to policy review methodology and process were provided in the literature, there were limited examples directly relevant to higher education. This paper presents a customised model for policy review developed and trialled through a higher education institution using an assessment policy as the case study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)88-98
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
    Volume36
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • assessment
    • model
    • policy
    • review

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