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Romy Lawson et al., Hunters and Gatherers: Strategies for Curriculum Mapping and Data Collection for Assuring Learning (SP10 - 1862) - Final Report, Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Sydney, 2013, 89p.


Assurance of learning (AoL) is an important process in educational settings. It evaluates how well an institution accomplishes the educational aims at the core of its activities, while assisting the faculty members to manage and improve programs and courses. Universities use the AoL process to provide both qualitative and quantitative indicators of performance of teaching and learning for the assessment of the quality of award courses (Chalmers, 2008). These indicators of performance guide the strategic directions, priorities, quality assurance and enhancement processes for teaching and learning. In addition to individual curriculum development, AoL can provide valid evidence to external constituents that the education provider is meeting its goals and has built-in strategies for improvement in the area of student learning outcomes.