The DCU Quality Framework
The externally led quality reviews of DCU academic and professional support areas at DCU are a core aspect of a broader quality assurance and enhancement structure at DCU. Areas reviews are conducted on a cyclical basis, typically once every seven years. For academic units in particular, cyclical reviews of academic are built upon more regular reviews of academic programmes at DCU, including Annual and Periodic Programme Review. The quality framework, describing how Annual and Periodic Programme Review align to Area level reviews is outlined in Figure below.