Academic Standards and Quality Service (ASaQS)

The Academic Standards and Quality Service (ASaQS) provides a focus within the University for the development and implementation of academic quality assurance, with a specific remit to oversee all provision detailed in the Framework for the Management of Academic Standards and Quality.

  • The University defines academic standards as the level of achievement a student has to reach to gain an academic award
  • The University defines academic quality as the learning opportunities provided to students to help them achieve their award
  • The University defines academic enhancement as the, process of taking deliberate steps at institutional level to improve the quality of learning opportunities

The Framework at USW is divided into three parts as outlined below:

1. Framework for Standards and Quality Part A: Taught Provision includes:

2. The Collaborative Quality Unit (CQU) is a unit within ASaQS that has responsibility for collaborative partner relationships included in the Framework for Standards and Quality Part B: Collaborative Provision which includes:

3. USW Research has responsibility for The Framework for Standards and Quality Part C: Research Provision
Additional resources for research at USW include: