Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Swansea Sails through after Upscaling Squall

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Swansea Sails through after Upscaling Squall

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The Quality Assurance Agency has given Swansea University a clean bill of health despite the controversial "upscaling" of students' grades in its School of Management.

The QAA's institutional review, published last week, finds that Swansea has met UK expectations for academic standards and commends it for its enhancement of student learning opportunities.

However, it also says that the review team - which carried out its visit in May - calls on Swansea to "clearly articulate at module and programme level the models of moderation in operation". This is likely to be a reference to an internal spat this summer over the "upscaling" of student grades at the School of Management, the QAA's investigation into which is understood to have delayed the publication of its report.

As Times Higher Education has reported, the school intended to raise students' grades on a significant number of modules, which one external examiner described as a "gross debasing of standards".

Most of the upscaling was blocked by the university's learning and teaching committee, chaired by Alan Speight, Swansea's pro vice-chancellor for student experience and academic quality enhancement. …

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