Quality work relating to programmes and courses offered must ensure that OsloMet offers economically sustainable study programmes of good quality that also meet the labour market's competence needs. In addition, the programmes and courses offered must be a manifestation of the university's academic profile and distinctiveness.
Assessment of and development of the programme and course portfolio
There are four dimensions to OsloMet's model for assessment and development of its programme and course portfolio. An overall assessment of these dimensions forms the basis for analyses and follow-up decisions. The assessment of the portfolio must be seen in conjunction with other quality work, and the results will form part of the knowledge base for strategic development of the portfolio of programmes and courses offered by the institution.
- Consider the labour market and society's needs for candidates with the competence acquired through the study programme.
- Consider regional and national division of labour.
- Consider student demand for the study programme.
- Consider the degree to which the students achieve the learning outcomes described in the programme descriptions.
- Consider the professional reputation of the education programme.
- Consider revenues versus costs, i.e. the relationship between recruitment, production of credits, number of candidates and resource consumption.
Annual quality report at faculty level
The faculties' quality reports are based on the departments' reports and other relevant data, and the emphasis is on assessing the quality of education in the programmes and courses offered by the faculty. Special emphasis is given to selected topics.
The report must include an assessment of whether the programmes and courses offered by the faculty meet all applicable study programme requirements as well as a proposed itemised time schedule of prioritised measures. The report must contain any recommended changes to the faculty's portfolio of programmes and courses, as well as an assessment of developments in strategic priority areas.
Minimum requirements for reporting are defined by the Department for Academic Affairs in a reporting template. See toolbox for quality reporting (ansatt.oslomet.no)
The dean is responsible for the faculties' annual quality report, but the report is also considered by the faculties' management teams, education committees, doctoral committees and the faculty boards.
The faculties' strategic plan for developing the programme and course portfolio
The faculties must systematically seek to develop the portfolio and draw up a strategic plan for this work, to be adopted by the faculty boards. The faculties' work on the annual quality report must be seen in conjunction with the development of the portfolio.
Annual quality report at institution level
The institution's quality report is to provide an overview and assess the status of relevant quality indicators at the institution level, and assess the portfolio of programmes and courses offered by the university. The quality report must also contain an assessment of strategic priority areas provided for in strategy and action plans. The report must also include a proposed itemised time schedule of prioritised measures.
OsloMets quality report is prepared by The Department of Academic Affairs on assignment from the pro-rector.
Annual board agenda item relating to the portfolio of programmes and courses
Every year, the University Board must have on its agenda an item on the development of the university's portfolio of programmes and courses. The knowledge base for this item will consist of the university's annual quality report, a compilation of important facts relating to the education programmes offered by the university (see model for assessment and development of the portfolio of programmes and courses at OsloMet), and the faculties' strategic plans for the development of their respective portfolios.