Quality at Otago
The term 'quality' has generally come to mean that the University can reach the goals that it has set itself as an institution; that it not only says that it provides high levels of expertise and commitment to its stakeholders, but that it can also prove it and that, where necessary, processes will be put in place to address weaknesses via improvement initiatives.
Within the University of Otago, quality has become a professionally led activity, which is managed and administered by the Quality Advancement Unit, under the overall direction of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International). The Unit is headed by the Director, University Quality Advancement, and consists of seven Dunedin-based staff and two part-time staff based in Wellington and Christchurch whose tasks include managing and administering the internal reviews process, managing and administering the Graduate and Student Opinion Surveys, the organisation of Quality Forums, and identifying and disseminating good practice in quality assurance and improvement across the University.
Quality activities at Otago are informed by research and good practice elsewhere. The Director, University Quality Advancement, is involved in a number of international forums for the discussion of quality advancement.
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