Quality Manual

Institute of Technology Carlow’s Quality Manual links our institute strategy to our quality policy and procedures. It provides a road map and overview of our overarching policy and procedures for quality assurance, our governance framework, procedures for quality assurance in teaching, learning and research, on-going monitoring and review, the learner voice, procedure for the design, development, validation and withdrawal of programmes, admission, progression and completion, staff development, learner supports and information management.

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Click on the sections below to find IT Carlow’s quality assurance policies and procedures.

1. Governance - Academic Management
2. Institute Structures - Teaching & Learning/Quality & Integrity
3. Professional Support
4. Human Resources
5. Collaborative Provision
6. Module and Programme Quality Assurance
7. Access, Transfer and Progression
8. Assessment, Examination and Awards
9. Research and Postgraduate Study
10. Student Wellbeing, Conduct and Participation
11. Quality Documents - Overview

 

Governance - Academic Management

The documents in this section describe the governance structure of Institute of Technology Carlow.

Governance Organisational Chart
Summary of Roles within IT Carlow

Institute Structures - Teaching & Learning/Quality & Integrity

The documents in this section are IT Carlow’s policies and procedures for Teaching and Learning.

Academic Integrity Policy
Learner Involvement in Quality Enhancement
Modes of Programme Delivery
Teaching & Learning Policy

Below is a link to IT Carlow’s Standards & Guidelines.

Link Standards and Guidelines »

Professional Support

This section contains the IT Carlow Professional Support Services (PSS) Strategic Review Policy.

Professional Support Services (PSS) Strategic Review

Human Resources

This section contains IT Carlow’s Human Resources policies & procedures and links to additional Institute HR documents.

Equal Opportunities Policy
Equality Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Staff Code of Conduct and Dignity at Work
Staff Relations
Terms and Conditions of Employment

Below is a link to additional HR related policies and documents.

Link Human Resources/Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Collaborative Provision

This section contains IT Carlow policies & procedures and links to additional documents relating to Collaborative Provision.

Adjunct and Visiting Fellows

Below is a link to IT Carlow’s Policy for Collaborative & Transnational Provision.

Link Policies and Procedures for Collaborative and Transnational Provision »

Module and Programme Quality Assurance

The documents in this section are IT Carlow’s policies and procedures for the development, validation and review of IT Carlow programmes.

Development and Validation for all Programmes at Awards Level 6-10 NFQ

Ongoing Monitoring of Programmes

Programmatic Review Policy

Modes of Programme Delivery

Access, Transfer and Progression

This section contains the IT Carlow policies & procedures for learner access, transfer and progression.

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

English Language Entry Requirement
High Performance Entry Scheme
Learner Access and Widening Participation
Progression Policy
Transfer Policy
Work Placement of Learners

Assessment, Examination and Awards

This section contains IT Carlow’s policies and procedures for Assessment, Examination and Awards in addition to links to relevant regulatory documents.

Absence from Assessment
Double, Joint and Anonymous Marking
External Examination - Foundations and Definitions
External Examiners Policy
Group Projects and Assessment - Fairness and Consistency
Issues of Awards Posthumously
Late Submission of Assignments
Recognised Methods of Assessment

Below is a link to additional IT Carlow documents relating to Assessment and Awards.

Links for Assessment Examination and Awards »

  • Academic Standards and Assessment Regulations
  • Examination and Assessment Regulations
  • Joint Awards Policy
  • Teaching Learning Assessment Strategy

Research and Postgraduate Study

This section contains IT Carlow’s policies and procedures relating to research and postgraduate study in addition to links to relevant postgraduate documents.

Intellectual Property Policy

Below is a link to additional IT Carlow documents relating to Postgraduate Study.

Link to Research and Postgraduate Studies »

Student Wellbeing, Conduct and Participation

The documents in this section are IT Carlow’s policies and procedures for student wellbeing, conduct and participation, in addition to links to other relevant documents.

Garda Vetting Policy

Child Protection and Welfare Policy
Event of a Death
Fitness to Study Policy
Learner Disability and Learner Support
Student Complaint Appeals Procedure
Working with Learners, Children and Vulnerable Adults
Pastoral Care for International Students
Learners in Covid 19 High Risk Groups
Institute Protocol for Learners Absence due to Covid 19
Student Charter

Below is a link to additional IT Carlow student related documents.

Link for Collection of Fees »

Quality Documents - Overview

This section contains an overview of IT Carlow’s quality documents.

Document Management Control
Quality Work Plan