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Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

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39Assessment of quality of education provided by institutions

(1)The Council shall, after consultation with such organisations as appear to the Council to be representative of institutions within the higher education sector—

(a)secure that provision is made for assessing the quality of education provided in institutions for whose activities they provide, or are considering providing, financial support under this Part of this Act; and

(b)establish a committee, to be known as the “Quality Assessment Committee”, with the function of giving them advice on the discharge of their duty under paragraph (a) above and such other functions as may be conferred on the committee by the Council,

and in performing their functions under this subsection the Council shall have regard to such provision as is made as regards the assessment of the quality of education provided in institutions within the higher education sector in England and Wales in pursuance of section 70(1)(a) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 (assessment of the quality of education provided by institutions in England and Wales).

(2)The majority of the members of the committee shall be—

(a)persons who are not members of the Council; and

(b)persons appearing to the Council to have experience of, and to have shown capacity in, the provision of higher education; and in appointing such persons the Council shall have regard to the desirability of their being currently engaged in the provision of such higher education or in carrying responsibility for such provision.

(3)A committee established under this section shall be treated as if it were a committee established under paragraph 8 of Schedule 7 to this Act.

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