UGC recognises HKU SPACE initiatives in achieving academic excellence
- 10 Feb 2021 (Wed)
HKU SPACE (the School), as the principal provider of sub-degree programmes in the University, is pleased to learn that the University Grants Committee (UGC) and its Quality Assurance Council (QAC) have endorsed the University's Progress Report on the QAC Sub-degree Audit. The School welcomes the remark of the UGC and the QAC that the Progress Report is “thorough, comprehensive and indicates a highly developed, self-critical and open-minded approach to optimising the enhancement opportunities provided by external quality audit”. The UGC and QAC also appreciated the continuous initiatives in quality assurance and improvement which demonstrated that HKU SPACE has been “self-starting, committed and resourceful in striving for excellence in teaching and learning quality”. The Progress Report is now uploaded to the QAC website.
Following the Quality Audit Report on Sub-degree Operations by the QAC in February 2019, the University was required to submit an Action Plan three months later and a Progress Report 18 months later. The Action Plan was submitted to the UGC in May 2019. The Action Plan identified 14 action items including international benchmarking, E-Learning development and student learning assessment. In August 2020, the University submitted the Progress Report to the UGC which provided details of the actions taken by the School to address the Audit Panel’s affirmations and recommendations.
The UGC and the QAC were also pleased to note that, despite significant local and global challenges well beyond the control of the University and the School, significant progress has been made on all points of our Action Plan. Most actions have been completed already, and clear timetables are set out for those that require a longer implementation.
The University and the School will continue to monitor and review progress to ensure that further developments and initiatives are effectively and efficiently implemented in the sub-degree operations.