What is it?
The Academic Calibration Process is a relatively new, external peer review process undertaken in collaboration with other Innovative Research Universities. It involves the external reviewing of academic topics across the IRU. Staff can be involved either as calibrators (reviewing topics from other institutions), or by having their own topic calibrated (subject to certain eligibility requirements).
What is it for?
Academic Calibration is both an important quality assurance process, and an opportunity to promote discussion on good practice in learning and teaching across IRU.
How can I find out more?
Information is available on the Academic Calibration website, or via the Academic Calibration Coordinator. With the call having gone out recently for topics to be calibrated, CILT is also holding an information session covering the nuts and bolts of the Academic Calibration Process, including requirements for topic coordinators and those interested in calibrating other topics.
Contributed by Anna Smith