Self-evaluation framework for curriculum development

This self-evaluation framework by Higher Education Academy offers institutions and individuals a tool by which to reflect upon the extent to which equality and diversity has been embedded in the design and delivery of the curriculum. It also allows to identify future priorities.

The framework offers higher education institutions, departments and services to assist in the process of embedding equality and diversity within the curriculum. It helps to reflect upon the extent of achieved, partially achieved and not started work towards equality and diversity management.

The goal of the framework is to support institutions to enable all students to develop academically, professionally and personally, to ultimately fulfil their potential. The framework can be used by staff, students, departments, services, or by cross-institutional teams, as appropriate.

The seven strands to be evaluated are: Institutional management and co-ordination; Development of inclusive policies and procedures; Curriculum design; Curriculum delivery; Academic assessment and feedback; Student engagement; Staff engagement; Learning resources, sites and environments.

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Levels of achievement

Source: May, H. & Thomas, L. 2010. Embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum. Self-evaluation framework.
The framework has been developed by the Higher Education Academy for use by Scottish HEIs and colleges following consultation with representatives from both sectors.