About CADQ

CADQ leads and supports innovation in curriculum design, learning, teaching, and assessment. It is key to delivering initiatives that improve learning opportunities and outcomes, and has a national reputation for active learning.

CADQ provides a range of services, including: educational development, research and evaluation, enhancement-led quality management and design for online learning. It supports the development of new partnerships, including for an expanding portfolio of post-qualification professional courses, and manages quality for the University’s validation services and collaborative partnerships. The service has recently assumed responsibility for academic practice development, including the Academic Professional Apprenticeship. It is also a key means by which the University supports the Trent Institute of Learning and Teaching. There are around 50 staff in the department.

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Key areas of focus

  • Educational Development

    We make learning better by supporting  and facilitating innovations and enhancements to learning and teaching practices and curriculum design; helping our institution to function as a robust, evidence-based, student-centred learning community.

  • Enhancement-led Quality Management

    We ensure high-quality courses are developed which reflect NTU’s ambitions and result in good outcomes for students. We do this by providing guiding frameworks for the development and oversight of NTU’s academic provision and supporting Schools and course teams in its implementation and ongoing operation.

  • Design for Online Learning

    We develop innovative learning experiences for NTU students through online and flexible learning, and maintain NTU’s eLearning environment.

  • Collaborations and Partnerships

    We manage the quality and standards of provision to ensure our collaborative partners deliver a student academic experience that matches NTU expectations, whether this is in the UK or abroad.

  • Academic Practice Development

    We enhance learning and teaching at NTU by developing academic’s teaching practices. This can be through our PGCAP or APA programmes or supporting academics to obtain a Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy.

  • Research and Evaluation

    We investigate aspects of the NTU student experience to improve various aspects of student success, particularly concerning the institution’s Access and Participation Plan. Previous research has involved LGBT students’ academic experiences and the impact of placement length on student outcomes.

CADQ staff list

  • Staff Directory

    To find a list of staff who work in CADQ please go to the staff directory.

Still need help?

CADQ Enquiries
+44(0)115 848 2100