The Expectation for recruitment, selection and admission

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SPAs Good Practice for Admissions Policies Admissions Policy and the QAA Quality Code Are you ready? Peter Chetwynd, Admissions Support and Development Manager. The Expectation for recruitment, selection and admission. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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SPAs Good Practice for Admissions Policies Admissions Policy and the QAA Quality Code Are you ready?

Peter Chetwynd, Admissions Support and Development ManagerSPA Programme outline28/07/20141The Expectation for recruitment, selection and admissionRecruitment, selection and admission policies and procedures adhere to the principles of fair admission. They are transparent, reliable, valid, inclusive and underpinned by appropriate organisational structures and processes. They support higher education providers in the selection of students who are able to complete their programme.SPA Programme outline28/07/20142Schwartzs principles of fair admissionsA fair admissions system should:Be transparent, and provide consistent and efficient informationSelect students who are able to complete the course as judged by their achievements and potentialUse assessment methods that are reliable and validMinimise barriers to applicants inclusive?Be professional in every respect and underpinned by institutional structures and processes.SPA Programme outline28/07/20143The Schwartz principles of fair admissions underpin and inform Chapter B2s ExpectationThe Schwartz principles of fair admissions underpin and inform SPAs guidance and good practiceWe are not in the business of endorsing practice as B2 ready, but if ...you have already been using our good practiceyour admissions processes adhere to the Schwartz principlesthere shouldnt be too much to worry about We want to support you to not just meet but exceed Expectations

B2 and SPAs good practice on admissions policiesSPA Programme outline28/07/20144Whats covered by Chapter B2?Admissions Recruitment, selection and admission

Recruitment and selection were already covered by B2Recruitment activities involve individuals ... actively weighing up the prospect of entering or continuing in higher educationRuns up to enrolment induction activities are covered by B4Encompasses any programme, at any level and employing any mode of study, with a higher education providerB2s just a part of the bigger picturepre-applicationpost-applicationapplicationtransitionSPA Programme outline28/07/20145Whats covered by the B2 Indicators?Indicators14 cover all stages of recruitment, selection & admissionPolicies are informed by strategy and understood by all involved (Ind. 1)Processes are carried out professionally by competent, authorised staff (Ind. 2)There is a high quality appeals and complaints procedure in place (Ind. 3)Policies and procedures are monitored and reviewed regularly (Ind. 4)SPA Programme outline28/07/20146Whats covered by the B2 Indicators?Indicators14 cover all stages of recruitment, selection & admissionSPA Programme outline28/07/20147

Our admissions policy resources

8Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicants

Recruitment, selection and admission policies are informed by the strategic priorities of the higher education provider. Higher education providers promote a shared understanding of their approach among all those involved in Recruitment, selection and admission.Indicator 1914 May 2014SPA Admissions monitormeasurepre-applicationpost-applicationapplicationtransitioninstitution mission and valuespoliciesstrategic aimskey interactionskey interactionskey interactionskey interactionslinking interactionslinking interactionslinking interactionsintegrated practitioner groups/communitiesenablers staff, systems, fundsApplicant experience strategy mapSPA Programme outline28/07/201410Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicantsTo support staff professionalism and coherent practice across your institution through a definitive source for policy and procedure

1114 May 2014SPA Admissions Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicantsTo support staff professionalism and coherent practice across your institution through a definitive source for policy and procedure

Recruitment, selection and admission policies are informed by the strategic priorities of the higher education provider. Higher education providers promote a shared understanding of their approach among all those involved in Recruitment, selection and admission.Indicator 1Recruitment, selection and admission processes are conducted in a professional manner by authorised and competent representatives of the higher education provider.Indicator 21214 May 2014SPA Admissions monitormeasurepre-applicationpost-applicationapplicationtransitioninstitution mission and valuespoliciesstrategic aimskey interactionskey interactionskey interactionskey interactionslinking interactionslinking interactionslinking interactionsintegrated practitioner groups/communitiesenablers staff, systems, fundsApplicant experience strategy mapSPA Programme outline28/07/201413Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicantsTo support staff professionalism and coherent practice across your institution through a definitive source for policy and procedureTo facilitate measuring and monitoring

1414 May 2014SPA Admissions Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicantsTo support staff professionalism and coherent practice across your institution through a definitive source for policy and procedureTo facilitate measuring and monitoring

Higher education providers monitor, review and update their recruitment, selection and admission policies and procedures, in order to enhance them and to ensure that they continue to support the provider's mission and strategic objectives. Higher education providers determine the frequency with which monitoring andreview are undertaken.Indicator 41514 May 2014SPA Admissions monitormeasurepre-applicationpost-applicationapplicationtransitioninstitution mission and valuespoliciesstrategic aimskey interactionskey interactionskey interactionskey interactionslinking interactionslinking interactionslinking interactionsintegrated practitioner groups/communitiesenablers staff, systems, fundsApplicant experience strategy mapSPA Programme outline28/07/201416Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicantsTo support staff professionalism and coherent practice across your institution through a definitive source for policy and procedureTo facilitate measuring and monitoringTo promote transparency in all aspects of recruitment, selection and admissions1714 May 2014SPA Admissions Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicantsTo support staff professionalism and coherent practice across your institution through a definitive source for policy and procedureTo facilitate measuring and monitoringTo promote transparency in all aspects of recruitment, selection and admissions assist prospective students in making informed decisionsIndicator 5 make clear to prospective students how the process will be conductedIndicator 6 transparent entry requirements Indicator 7 give successful applicants sufficient information to make the transition from prospective student to current student.Indicator 101814 May 2014SPA Admissions Why is your admissions policy crucial?To ensure that your institutions mission and values are reflected in your admissions practice and your interactions with applicantsTo support staff professionalism and coherent practice across your institution through a definitive source for policy and procedureTo facilitate measuring and monitoringTo promote transparency in all aspects of recruitment, selection and admissionsTo demonstrate and evidence compliance with the Quality Code, legal/statutory obligations, fair admissions, good practice etc. 1914 May 2014SPA Admissions The admissions policy hierarchySPA Programme outline28/07/201420Core admissions policyStep-by-step proceduraldetailDescriptions of staff roles/ responsibilitiesInstitutional good practice statementsInformation for applicants and advisorsWho is the audience?Core policy should be accessible to allAll-in-one document or separate admissions policy document and procedure handbook?Good practice to harmonise devolved proceduresClear IAG for applicants is vital in addition to policy documents

What goes in the admissions policy?SPA Programme outline28/07/201421Its about more than just writing the document 22

Admissions policies checklist

23Overarching reflective questions for B2Is our admissions policy informed by strategy and by our institutional mission and values?Do we have clear policies and procedures in place for all our recruitment, selection and admission activities?Does everyone involved in these activities including external agents know and understand the policy?Is our admissions policy translating into admissions practice?Are we monitoring, evaluating and refining all our policies and procedures?Are we not just transparent but also clear?

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Questions?

More information from: enquiries@spa.ac.uk or 01242 544891www.spa.ac.ukSPA Programme outline28/07/201425