ICMP’s mission is to “inspire, encourage and equip our students to succeed by delivering a relevant and innovative educational experience of the highest quality”. The continuing improvement and enhancement of the student experience is therefore the prime driver in the design of our strategic planning.
The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy (LTA Strategy) and the parallel Research, Scholarly and Professional Practice Strategy (RSPP Strategy) are central to the academic function of ICMP in achieving this goal, and they inform our short-to-medium term endeavours.
The LTA Strategy defines our institutional approach in relation to classroom activity and the student experience, setting out our aspirations and priorities for 2019-22, and ensuring we meet ICMP’s institutional strategic objective to achieve the highest quality of teaching and learning and deliver outstanding student and graduate outputs.1
The strategy also aligns with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The parallel RSPP Strategy is carefully aligned to ensure that our scholarly practice is increasingly informing pedagogical effectiveness, and supporting faculty in the professional development required to deliver the highest quality student experience.
This LTA Strategy was approved ICMP's Academic Board in September 2019 and our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee have responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of the Strategy over its 3-year lifespan from 2019-2022.
Aims of the Strategy
The aim of the Strategy is to articulate and implement a strategic approach to learning, teaching and assessment that:
- Delivers an education experience of the highest quality;
- Values students as active partners in learning;
- Supports student success;
- Develops academic excellence in teaching and learning.
The LTA Strategy is specifically designed to support our students in meeting the Attributes of an ICMP graduate. These Attributes define our expectations for those graduating from our programmes, regardless of their discipline and expertise, and inform our approach to programme delivery. The Attributes will also underpin the design and content of any new or revalidated programme at ICMP.
The Strategy is built around 8 key themes, each designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to meet the Attributes, and each with its own set of actions and measures.
1. See ICMP Strategic Plan 2018-2022