A summary of the resources to support Theme evaluation and impact work including a recorded Zoom session and PowerPoint slides sharing the approach of one institution in completing its work.
During each Enhancement Theme, Scottish institutions take part in a wide range of activities. Each institution works on activities that are based on their individual priorities and ambitions. We publish a range of reports that highlight the variety and richness of this work.
We evaluate the work of the Theme and report on the effectiveness. This is important as it helps us understand how we are making a difference to the student experience and helps identify learning that we can carry forward into future Theme activity.
A Theme evaluation report, which explores how the the Evidence for Enhancement Theme contributed to the development of a more evidence-informed culture within the higher education institutions in Scotland, was published by QAA Scotland in March 2021.
We have developed several resources across the Theme’s three sector level strands. They range from research reports, short practically-focused documents and web-hosted resources. We are really interested to know how you have used these resources in your institutions. Share your experiences to help us with the Theme's work. Your support will make an important contribution to our evaluation work helping us to identify what you find most valuable and informing how we continue to promote and develop this Theme’s work.
Our Theme evaluation approach is based on a logic chain model. The model is being applied to all levels of activity:
Projects being evaluated are using an in-depth or light-touch method.
Our evaluation webinar, delivered by our consultant, Professor Liz Thomas, provides insight into the work, including:
The sector overview reports include a summary of the end of year institutional reports and institutional plans. It also highlights areas of mutual interest among institutions, potential areas for collaboration and details of how institutions are supporting staff and student engagement in the Theme.
Every year institutions submit an end of year report that identifies the progress that institutions have made towards activities outlined in their plan.
Every year institutions submit a plan outlining their cumulative activities that build and develop year on year over the duration of the Theme.