Quality work at course level is to ensure that all courses offered are updated and relevant, and include suitable learning activities, and that the students achieve the expected learning outcomes adopted for each individual course. There must be consistency between learning outcomes, forms of learning and forms of assessment.
Persons responsible for courses are also responsible for quality work at course level.
Tools for quality work at course level
All courses are to be evaluated every time they are held. We distinguish between two types of evaluations:
- evaluations conducted while a course is in progress (interim evaluation)
- evaluations carried out on completion of a course (final evaluation)
In the case of programmes at bachelor’s and master's degree level, all students must be given an opportunity to evaluate all courses, either while they are in progress or by way of conclusion. An anonymised final evaluation must be carried out, however, each time a course has been held three times. Shortly after the interim evaluation, the person responsible for the course will provide the students with feedback in Canvas, by providing a summary of the interim evaluations and stating how they are to be followed up. A suitable method of evaluation is chosen according to the class/group's size and needs. The toolbox for evaluations contains an overview of different evaluation methods and survey questions. See toolbox for quality work at course level (ansatt.oslomet.no)
In the case of the PhD programmes, the courses included in the training component must be evaluated when teaching in the course has been completed. The scope and method of evaluation must be adapted to the PhD programme and the number of PhD candidates.
Evaluation of practical training
Supervised practical training is to be evaluated by both the students and the training establishment. As a rule, the evaluation will be carried out on completion of each practical training period. The students are to evaluate their period of practical training on the basis of the expected learning outcomes. The practical training establishment will evaluate their experience of cooperating with OsloMet, including procedures for receiving and following up students. Both the practical training establishment and the student must propose improvement measures in their evaluations.
The students' evaluations of each course and other relevant data will be collated and analysed in an annual course report. Minimum requirements for reporting are defined by the Department of Academic Affairs in a reporting template (ansatt.oslomet.no)
- The person responsible for the course's own considerations will be included.
- Improvement work and proposed measures to improve the quality of the course are to be emphasised in the report.
- The student representative must confirm reading of the report in writing and may also comment on the content.
The course report, including main findings and a plan for further follow-up, must be communicated to the student group that evaluated the course as well as to the next cohort of students. This must be done in writing, in the form of publication in Canvas. The information should also be communicated verbally.