Internal Teaching Review (ITR) is exactly what it says it is: an 'in-house' review of a School's or Department's teaching-related activities. The aims of the review are:
The Review is carried out by an independent panel made up of staff from the University, a student representative appointed by the Students' Association, and one or two specialists from other institutions brought in to offer an outside perspective on the School's or Department's teaching activities. The process is managed by staff from the University Registry. The panel examines a range of documentary evidence supplied by the School or Department, follows this up with a series of interviews conducted with staff and students, and finally writes up its findings as a formal report. The report will publicise those things that a School or Department does well, but it will also identify those areas in which there is room for improvement. The report will be made available, via the web, to all staff and students in the University. A year after the report's production, a follow-up check of the School or Department will be made to ensure that issues identified by the panel have been addressed.
For further information, please consult the following documents:
To be completed and returned as part of a School's ITR submission:
Previous summary reports, and the corresponding School/Discipline responses thereof, can be accessed below: