Academic Quality & Standards

Welcome to Quality at UOW

The University of Wollongong strives for excellence across all of its activities, services and processes in teaching and learning, student support, staff support and development, research, governance, community engagement and administration. Quality at UOW is the responsibility of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). 

UOW has implemented a quality improvement approach of Plan, Act, Review, Improve (PARI) to embed continuous improvement across all aspects of its academic and operational activities.

The University demonstrates its commitment to continuous improvement through:

  • its planning, budget and performance reporting cycle, which includes measuring its performance on a range of key indicators
  • its cycle of periodic reviews for academic units, policies, courses and collaborative delivery arrangements
  • undertaking a range of student, graduate and stakeholder surveys to improve the quality of teaching, learning and the student experience
  • monitoring and reporting student learning outcomes across all teaching locations
  • undertaking a range of internal and external audits and reviews.
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UOW has developed its own Quality & Standards Framework for Learning and Teaching  to ensure high quality outcomes for students. The Framework aligns with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.

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About Quality: the UOW Quality Framework