Eight Steps Closer College/PEQAB Connections CDOG Annual Conference June 2, 2014 James Brown Step One Clarifying/expanding what “counts” as scholarly engagement: faculty are intellectually engaged with developments in their fields, including -participation at conferences -scholarship of teaching/learning (pedagogy) -participation in certification degree audits & related TAKEN/DONE -applied, labour market research & industry needs assessment -applied conceptual knowledge to practice: consulting/industry reports, case studies Step Two Work Terms: Flexibility on 14 “Consecutive” Weeks Any work-integrated learning experience STARTING TODAY a) Is appropriate to the program field b) Has articulated appropriate learning outcomes c) Has identified methods for both instructor and supervisor to “evaluate” d) Amounts to no less than 14 weeks (490 hours) in one or multiple blocks Step Three 50% “Count” Terminal Credentials Two methods of counting STARTING TODAY a) 50% of faculty teaching courses hold the terminal academic credential in the field or related field b) 50% of courses are taught by faculty holding the terminal academic credential Proviso: in the context of a practicable schedule of teaching assignments Step Four Assessor Orientation One of PEQABs values: “fair and ethical” STARTING TODAY Could you offer your expertise, based solely on the merits of the program and without reference to the kind of institution offering it—whether that be an Ontario College, a private institution or a public university from outside Ontario? Step Five “Studio” vs. “Lecture” Formats “Hands On Learning” vs. “Other Academic” assessed differently as to terminal degree, venue characterized by Specialized facility NEXT STEP At least 50% of contact hours hands-on/guided practice Small class size Terminal credential may be less than a PhD or Masters Step Six Clarifying Procedures on “Samples of Student Work” Terminal stage of the program (3rd year or 4th year) Offered to students in program being reviewed NEXT STEP Total equals 20% of students in program Minimum of 15—5 in each “pile” Variety of assessment, including qualitative & capstone projects Step Seven “Lighter Touch” Audit Process PEQAB recommends to Minister lengths of “Consent” Recommended consents: 5 years, 7 years or “unlimited” NEXT STEP No Minister ever implemented “unlimited” Develop an “audit process” for a new “ongoing” Consent “Lighter touch” focus on Colleges processes to qualityassure its programs itself Step Eight Survey: College Satisfaction with PEQAB PEQAB secretariat continuous improvement in service Willing/able to identify gaps in your submissions? NEXT STEP Clear and timely communication? Helpful presence at site visits? Generally helpful attitude?