We have assessed the criterions in NOKUT’s Regulations concerning supervision of the educational quality in higher education (Academic Supervision Regulations), and have reached the following decision:
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (180 ECTS) at Noroff University College (Joint programme with Teesside University) is not accredited.
The grounds for the decision:
The following requirements in NOKUT’s Regulations concerning supervision of the educational quality in higher education (Academic Supervision Regulations) are not met:
§7-1 (1) Demands laid down in the Universities and Colleges Act must be satisfied.
§ 7-1 (3) The recruitment of students to the program should be large enough to enable the institution to establish and maintain a satisfactory learning environment and a stable program.
§ 7-2 (2) The program must be described with reference to learning outcomes, cf. National Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The overall learning outcome for each program, defined in knowledge, skills and general competence, shall be described.
§ 7-2 (3) The following conditions shall correspond with and be adapted to the description of the learning outcome so that the learning outcome is achieved: Content and structure of the program.
§ 7-2 (4) The following conditions shall correspond with and be adapted to the description of the learning outcome so that the learning outcome is achieved: Work and teaching Methods.
§ 7-2 (5) The following conditions shall correspond with and be adapted to the description of the learning outcome so that the learning outcome is achieved: Examination and other types of evaluation.
§ 7-2 (6) The program must have a clear academic relevance for employment and/or further studies.
§ 7-2 (7) The program must have satisfactory links to research and academic and/or artistic development work, adapted to its level, scope and other characteristics.
§ 7-2 (9) The institution must have facilities, library services, administrative and technical services, ICT resources and working conditions for the students, which are adapted to the program.
§ 7-3 (1) The composition, size and collective competence of the relevant academic environment must be adapted to the program as described by the program description and also adequate for conducting relevant research and academic or artistic development work.
§ 7-3 (3) At least 50 per cent of the academic FTEs allotted to the program must be staff with their primary employment at the institution. Of these, teachers with competence at the level of at least associate professor must be represented among those who teach the core elements of the program.
§ 7-3 (4) The academic environment must be actively engaged in research, academic and/or artistic development work.
§ 7-4 (1) It must be clearly defined which parts of the program are the responsibility of each cooperating institution.
§ 7-4 (2) There must be satisfactory procedures in place for the development of and quality assurance of the program as a whole.
§ 7-4 (3) The constituent parts of the program must make up a whole, as seen in relation to the program’s level and learning outcomes.
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