Our Purpose and Values
CADQ's purpose statement was developed collaboratively with colleagues through a series of workshops looking at why CADQ exists and the impact of our work on students, colleagues and the wider society.
From these workshops we came up with a series of statements all with one common feature that truly tied it all together, and we believe it perfectly showcases what we all do, and why we do it, which is:
to make learning better through innovation and partnership.
Whether we are developing new teaching pedagogies, designing online modules, or ensuring that the programmes we offer at NTU are of the upmost and robust quality, all have the underlying aim to make learning better. This aim is not only for our students but everyone in the NTU community, and beyond.
We aim to be known as a hub for sector-leading educational innovation—a place where others can look to gain ideas and embed at their institutions. We are well-known for active learning, specifically in SCALE-UP, which won the 2019 Guardian University Award for Course and Curriculum Design. Still, we aim to grow this recognition further into more areas of academic development and quality.
CADQ holds five values, which we embed into all the work we do. If an innovation does not keep our values, we simply do not do it, or modify it until it does. We are proud of our values and what they represent.