We control, secure and develop the quality of our programmes and courses based on Lund University's policy for quality assurance.
The policy applies to all education at Lund University and is based on three main processes:
- Establishment and discontinuation of courses and study programmes
- Evaluation of ongoing courses and study programmes
- Follow-up of quality enhancement work and its results, including course evaluations and course evaluation report
Establishment and discontinuation of courses and study programmes
We follow the scheme that has been developed at Lund University for the establishment of new programmes and discontinuation of courses and study programmes.
Evaluation of ongoing courses and study programmes
The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) reviews Lund University as a unit on the basis of both national and European standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the higher education area (ESG). Our programmes are reviewed once per national review period, which means approximately every six years. Programmes that are not reviewed by UKÄ, are reviewed by the faculty.
It can be challenging to adapt standardised evaluation methods to the field of arts where students are admitted through testing and often taught individually. As a result, Malmö Academy of Music has in part used MusiPQue, an independent review organisation, whose methods are adapted to quality enhancement in music and focuses on social elements such as site visits and observing teaching and concerts.
Review period 2017-2022
The three perspectives that are highlighted in the review period 2017–2022 are student influence, working life and gender equality. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts' programmes have all been reviewed externally and collegially between 2017 and 2020.
Follow-up of quality enhancement work and its results
The continuous follow-ups are organised by each institution and programme and result in an annual report which is handed over to the faculty board each September. The report then serves as the basis for dialogue. Continuous follow-up of education includes plans, processes and routines in the following areas:
Education and examination
Gender equality, equal treatment and diversity
Course evaluations and academic year evaluations are important tools for student influence. This is also exercised through course representatives and through representation on committees and boards. Most of the teaching in artistic programmes is given in small groups or individually, which also create good opportunities for non-formalised student influence.