Educational and Student Policy
General Board Reviews
In this section:
- Learning and Teaching Reviews
- Full Reviews
- conduct, confidentiality and disclosure
- timetable and initial steps
- the institution's submission
- the Review Committee's report
- supporting documentation
General Board Reviews of teaching institutions
Various types of review involving teaching institutions operate in the University of Cambridge:
- Learning and Teaching Reviews (LTR): this is the default review for teaching institutions, and is concerned only with those activities. Teaching institutions can expect to be reviewed approximately every six years.
- Programme Reviews: learning and teaching reviews may also be conducted at programme level for large interdisciplinary courses.
- Full Reviews: this is an in-depth review of all the institution's activities, including learning, teaching, research and resources. It may be initiated as a result of a LTR, or may be requested by the institution, School or General Board. Full Reviews take place only in exceptional circumstances.
- Other Reviews: occasionally Review Committees may be convened to investigate certain areas of provision or strategic interests.
This guidance concentrates on Learning and Teaching Reviews.
Those involved in General Board reviews may find the following documentation useful (please note that these documents are only accessible to local users):
- Core guidance
- Supplement for Heads of Institutions
- Supplement for Chairs of Review Committees
- Supplement for External Reviewers
- Supplement for Review Secretaries
- Supplement for Student Members
- Terms of reference for Learning and Teaching Reviews
- Documentation to accompany the written submission
- Suggested agenda for the first meeting of the Review Committee
- Draft schedule for the visit to the institution
- Suggested format for the Review Committee's report