Two LBU academics to lead QAA Subject Benchmark Statement reviews
Subject Benchmark Statements describe the nature of study and the academic standards expected of graduates in specific subject areas. They show what graduates might reasonably be expected to know, do and understand at the end of their studies.
The two Leeds Beckett University representatives were announced by QAA on 9 November alongside academics from other universities across the UK who have been appointed to lead the review of 13 Subject Benchmark Statements in 2021-22.
John Craig, Dean of Leeds School of Social Sciences said: “Politics is a subject that never stands still. I am very pleased to have been asked to chair this review, so we can ensure that our quality framework continues to support student learning and achievement.”
Deveral Capps, Dean of Leeds Law School said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Deputy Chair and look forward to helping form the advisory board and create the next Subject Benchmark Statement for Law. I have been referring to law’s SBS throughout the whole of my academic career in validation paperwork and other media; it is exciting to now have the opportunity to shape it.”
QAA leads the development of Subject Benchmark Statements and reviews them on a cyclical basis to ensure they serve as a useful resource for discipline communities and can inform a range of purposes - including as reference points in the design, delivery and review of academic courses.
Welcoming the new Chairs and Deputy Chairs, Dr Ailsa Crum, QAA’s Director of Membership, Quality Enhancement and Standards said: “Our Subject Advisory Groups play an instrumental role in the review of Subject Benchmark Statements, ensuring that the process is truly collaborative and takes advantage of the range of subject expertise across the sector.
“We look forward to working creatively and imaginatively with the new Chairs and Deputy Chairs and once appointed, the full Subject Advisory Groups.”
The full list of Chairs and Deputy Chairs is available on the QAA website.