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Welcome to the Curriculum Annual Review & Development (CARD) site
The CARD review process for 2015/16 has been completed and reports can be found via the 'CARD reports 2015-16' link in the left-hand menu (NB - please note that all reports are restricted to internal access only).
Information for staff about the CARD process in 2016/17 is provided via the drop-down boxes below.
What is CARD?
CARD (Curriculum Annual Review & Development) is Keele's annual monitoring process for all taught provision. It was first introduced in 2008 and was revised in 2014/15.
CARD is based on the outcomes of a programme review meeting, conducted by the teaching team and led by the programme director, held close to the end of the taught element of the programme.
A CARD review achieves the following:
- identifies issues raised by students, staff and external stakeholders and any actions taken in response;
- provides a place to record good practice and innovation and identify examples for sharing with a wider audience;
- allows reflection on how the curriculum has been delivered in the academic year in question.
Report forms are completed by Programme Directors to record and share the findings of the programme review and the consideration of key qualitative reports, such as those written by external examiners, as well as staff and student feedback, and quantitative data on areas such as entry standards, academic attainment and student retention.
CARD report forms and guidance
Forms for the CARD review of the 2016/17 Academic Year are available below along with the guidance document explaining the process and providing a steer on what to cover in reports.
The key points for Schools to consider are as follows:
- All programme directors are asked to convene an annual review meeting between May and September involving staff who teach or support teaching activities on the programme. This should form the basis of the report;
- Data reports will be released at the beginning of July via the 'CARD data repository' link;
- The deadline to complete ‘Programme Review’ CARD reports is the end of September and reports should be considered by SLTC and SSLC meetings;
- The deadline for School Summary CARD reports is 17th November and all reports (School and Programme Review) should be sent to Quality Assurance (via firstname.lastname@example.org) by this date;
- Guidance on how to respond to the Annual Enhancement Theme has already been published and can be found here.
|September||ULTC decides the annual theme|
|March||Guidance on the annual theme published|
|May||Quality Assurance publishes CARD forms and guidance on the website|
|May-September||All Programme Directors convene an annual review meeting|
|Beginning of July||Management Information data files are published|
|End of September||Completion of Programme CARD reports|
|October/November||SLTC receives Programme CARD reports; also shared with SSLC|
|Mid-November||Deadline to send Programme and School/Unit Summary Reports to QA|
|December/January||FLTC receive School/Unit Reports; also shared with QAC|
|March||Overview report to ULTC by QA/LPDC|
Annual enhancement theme
The Annual Enhancement Theme provides a mechanism for evidence-based investigation into how aspects of the Learning & Teaching Strategy or other key curriculum drivers are working in practice. It is decided by the University Learning & Teaching Committee (ULTC) and specified on 'CARD Programme Review' and 'School/Unit Summary' forms.
The theme for 2016/17 is ’What strategies do you employ that explicitly include all learners and are designed in such a way that they may achieve their full potential’.
Guidance to support Schools in reflecting on the theme is available here: Guidance for the CARD Annual Enhancement Theme, 2016-17
The theme agreed by ULTC for the Academic Year 2017/18 is: 'Efforts to improve employability and career readiness'. Further guidance on this theme will be published in the new year.
For questions about the process please contact Ed McCauley in Quality Assurance, email@example.com, 01782 734475
For questions about the Management Information data reports please contact Nick Dawson in Planning, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01782 733953