ELIR is a key component of the Scottish Quality Enhancement Framework. It is an external review process that all Scottish universities participate in, and it operates on a 4 +1 cycle.
We are participating in our fourth ELIR during 2018. The Enhancement-Led Institutional Review Handbook published by QAA Scotland provides relevant information about the ELIR method.
The final version of the Reflective Analysis submitted to QAA Scotland in July 2018 is available to all University students and staff.
ELIR also involves the production of an Advance Information Set which includes a mapping of the University's policies and practices to the expectations set out in the UK Quality Code. Our mapping to the code is provided below.
Our third ELIR took place during 2013. This involved the production of a Reflective Analysis (RA) of our activities followed by peer review of our effectiveness in managing academic standards and the student learning experience, and resulted in a positive outcome for the University. The over-arching judgment from the ELIR method was that the University of Dundee has effective and robust arrangements for securing academic standards and for enhancing the quality of the student experience. The Outcome Report and the Technical Report are publicly-available documents available from the QAA Scotland website. The reports are also available download from the links provided below.
Our Reflective Analysis 2013
We developed our Reflective Analysis (RA) in consultation with students and staff. The final version of the RA submitted to the QAA Scotland is available to download from the link provided below.
Enhancement-led institutional review reflective analysis, 2013Report
University policies and practices are mapped against the expectations and indicators of sound practice set out in the UK Quality Code for Higher EducationReport
Outcome Report of the Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) at the University of Dundee 2014Report
Technical Report of the Enhancement-led Institutional Review (ELIR) conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) at the University of Dundee 2014Report
The Reflective Analysis for ELIR 4 was developed in consultation with students and staff during academic year 2017/18. It was submitted to QAA Scotland in July 2018.Report