Average expected study hours

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Dear The Glasgow School of Art,

Under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I wish to receive the following information within 20 working days. Please provide the following in a single file comprehensibly stated word document:

a) The average expected study hours per course on a weekly basis. Please ensure this information includes all the courses your institution offers and clearly displays what academic school the course is part of.
Please also ensure that all academic years of the course are included in the figure, meaning to say, that if a student was enrolled in ‘course x’ for which he/she was expected to spend 15 hours of study hours per week in year 1; 15 hours in year 2; 18 hours in year 3; and 20 hours in year 4; the average (mean) amount of study hours of that entire course would be 17 hours per week.
b) Using the same formula, the average class time per course on a weekly basis.
c) The average of study hours of all those courses put together.
d) The average of class time of all those courses put together.

Yours faithfully,

Jeroen van Herk

Foicoor, The Glasgow School of Art

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Dear Mr van Herk  

 

Ref: GSA FoI 19/20 2

 

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Glasgow School of Art on 3 October 2019.  

 

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October 2019, pending any clarification we may need to seek from you.

 

Kind Regards

 

Academic Quality Office

Glasgow School of Art  |  167 Renfrew Street  | Glasgow G3 6RQ

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Foicoor, The Glasgow School of Art

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Dear Mr van Herk  

 

Ref: GSA FoI 19/20 2

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, which was received by
Glasgow School of Art on 3 October 2019.  

 

The response below was received from GSA’s Head of Academic Registry:

 

a)      The average expected study hours per course on a weekly basis.
Please ensure this information includes all the courses your institution
offers and clearly displays what academic school the course is part of.

Please also ensure that all academic years of the course are included in
the figure, meaning to say, that if a student was enrolled in ‘course x’
for which he/she was expected to spend 15 hours of study hours per week in
year 1; 15 hours in year 2; 18 hours in year 3; and 20 hours in year 4;
the average (mean) amount of study hours of that entire course would be 17
hours per week.

 

Our programmes (courses) consist of a mix of studio and written courses
(modules). Our Programme Specifications are available on our website and
provide the list of Courses applicable to that Programme. Course
specifications for all courses are available online here:
[1]http://www.gsa.ac.uk/about-gsa/key-infor....
All course specifications state the lead Academic School within which a
course takes place, and include both formal contact hours and notional
learning hours. There is no central database holding the overall formal
and notional hours a programme consists of.

b)      Using the same formula, the average class time per course on a
weekly basis.

 

As a large percentage of a programme consists of studio based learning and
students are allocated their own studio space, the formal contact and
notional learning hours for each course is the most applicable measure to
use.

 

c)       The average of study hours of all those courses put together.

This information is not readily available as there is no central database
holding the overall formal and notional hours a programme consists of.

 

d)      The average of class time of all those courses put together.

 

This information is not readily available as there is no central database
holding the overall formal and notional hours a programme consists of.

 

This concludes our response to your Freedom of Information request.

 

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