Evidence for Cycle 6 Academic Audit - AQA Working Paper

Publication type: 
Cycle 6 Audits
Audit Handbooks and Guides
Publication date: 
March 2019

This working paper discusses some wider perspectives that will inform the use of evidence in Cycle 6. It considers the nature and expectations of evidence in external quality assurance by examining the types, sources and characteristics of ‘good’ evidence. This paper is intended to assist New Zealand universities as they prepare for their sixth cycle of academic audit by developing guidelines that can assist in the development, selection and treatment of evidence for the audit phase of Cycle 6. It should also help inform auditors as they consider evidence in Cycle 6 audits.