Our strategic approach
Through our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, the University of Suffolk seeks to ensure that learning and teaching is of high quality, informed by targeted research and scholarly activity and benefiting from student engagement and feedback.
The regulatory framework
The University's Learning, Teaching and Assessment Framework sets out the principles underpinning the operation of learning, teaching and assessment at the University of Suffolk. A range of regulations, policies and procedures underpin the management of assessment, including the framework and regulations for various types of award and arrangements for assessment moderation, examination preparation and conduct, reasonable adjustments, recognition of prior learning, the conduct of Assessment Boards, the consideration of extenuating circumstances affecting students, academic appeals and academic misconduct.
Staff guidance material, forms and templates
We produce a range of guides, forms and templates for staff engaged in teaching and assessment, drawing on good practice from across the institution and externally.
Professional development opportunities
The University of Suffolk is committed to ensuring that all members of staff involved in teaching and supporting students’ learning have access to a range of opportunities for developing experience and expertise in those areas relevant to their role. We strive to support staff in developing as reflective HE practitioners who recognise and value high quality teaching, learning and assessment.
To facilitate this, we offer a range of opportunities for staff to engage in continuing professional development, including:
- the PASSPoRT professional recognition scheme (mapped to the UK Professional Standards Framework and accredited by the Higher Education Academy)
- the reflective peer review of teaching scheme
- workshops and events
- bespoke sessions to support particular professional development needs within faculties, departments or partner institutions (please contact Christine Smith, Quality Enhancement Manager, to discuss your needs).