External Examiners

External Examiners must be employed in respect of the assessed work of a programme leading to an award of the Institute in order to provide an annual peer judgement on the standards achieved at the completion of the programme. 

The detailed responsibilities of external examiners are set out in the General Assessment Regulations of the Institute.

Find the General Assessment Regulations at:

http://www.dit.ie/media/qualityassuranceandacademicprogrammerecords/regulations/gar_june09(revised%2018%20March%202015).doc

 

Confirmation/Transfer External Examiners – Postgraduate Research

for the Graduate Research School are dealt with through the Graduate Research School Office: http://www.dit.ie/researchandenterprise/graduateresearchschool/

and are subject to the Postgraduate Research Regulations.  Find out more at: http://www.dit.ie/media/documents/study/postgraduateresearch/PG%20Regulations%20Edition%206%20FINAL.pdf

 

External Assessors

External Assessors attend validation/review events as external panel members who are experts in the field under approval/review.

 1.  Major Award Programme Validation/Review – External Panel Members

Typically, the Validation Panel for a major award comprises of the following:

At least three persons nominated by the Academic Quality Assurance Committee including a chairperson, generally a senior academic from a College not involved in offering the programme.  At least two external members are selected from the Institute’s listing of external reviewers or, where this listing is not sufficient, College Board should nominate at least twice the number of reviewers required and Academic Quality Assurance Committee selects as appropriate.  Normally one of the external nominees appointed should be a senior academic in the discipline and one should be a senior professional, industrial, or community and voluntary sector in the discipline or related discipline.

 For more information, find the HANDBOOK FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY ENHANCEMENT at:

 http://www.dit.ie/qualityassuranceandacademicprogrammerecords/handbook/

2.     College/School/Unit Review – External Panel Members

 Typically, a School Review Panel comprises:

At least three persons nominated by the Academic Quality Assurance Committee including a chairperson, generally a senior academic from a College not involved in offering the programme or, an appropriate person who is external to the Institute.  At least two external members are selected from the Institute’s listing of external reviewers or, where this listing is not sufficient, College Board should nominate at least twice the number of reviewers required and Academic Quality Assurance Committee selects as appropriate.  

For more information, find the HANDBOOK FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY ENHANCEMENT at:

http://www.dit.ie/qualityassuranceandacademicprogrammerecords/handbook/

 

Find Flowcharts showing External Examiners/Assessors procedures at: 

http://www.dit.ie/qualityassuranceandacademicprogrammerecords/external%20examiners_assessors/externalexaminersprocedures-flowcharts/

 

Find P8 – Payments to External Examiners/Assessors policy at:

(Staff access only)

 http://dit.ie/intranet/finance/policiesandprocedures/

 

Find required forms here:

For:

E2 External Examiner Nomination Form

Q2A Nomination of External Member for Programme Review or Validation

Q2B Nomination of External Member to School Review Panel

E3 External Examiner Report Form

Go to:

http://www.dit.ie/qualityassuranceandacademicprogrammerecords/forms/

 

For:

PGR3 Application to Transfer to/Confirmation on the PhD Register

PGR4A Notification of Intention to submit a Thesis for Examination

Go to:

http://www.dit.ie/researchandenterprise/graduateresearchschool/forms/

 

For:

Terms of Information - Sample

IRL-Resident External Examiner/Assessor Payroll Form

Appointment Form – External Examiner – First Appointment

Non IRL-Resident External Examiner/Assessor Supplier Set-up Form

P8 DIT External Examiner/Assessor Fee & Expense Claim Form

Go to:

http://www.dit.ie/qualityassuranceandacademicprogrammerecords/external%20examiners_assessors/hrpayrollandclaimforms/

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