‘Because of the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Institute of Technology Carlow has been working to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged at the point of assessment, while preserving the academic integrity and standards of all awards. In so doing, we have been mindful of the principles and guidelines set out at a national level by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and the practices being introduced across higher education’. Reference: Statement from Institute of Technology Carlow on Examinations and Assessments 2020. 

Please see below links to websites and documents that may provide some useful information. 

International and National Guidelines

QAA COVID-19: Initial Guidance for Higher Education Providers on Standards and Quality

QQI Updates on COVID-19

QQI Guiding Principles for Alternative Assessments

QQI Academic Integrity Webpage

Academic Integrity in Online Assessment

Institute of Technology Carlow Process

Academic Council Mandate for Alternate Delivery and Assessments (12th March 2020)

Academic Council Flowchart of Process (12th March 2020)