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Annual Academic Monitoring

Annual Academic Monitoring (AAM) is a well-established component of the University calendar and is a crucial element of our procedures for the quality assurance and enhancement of learning and teaching at St Andrews. This process requires all Schools in the University to submit an annual report to the Academic Monitoring Group reflecting on their previous year's teaching. Further information on the process is available in the AAM Flowchart (PDF, 215 KB)

The AAM Report pro forma 2016-17 (PDF, 71 KB) gives the core headings which Schools were asked to use in preparation of their submission.

AAM data is available to University staff. If you experience any access difficulties please contact Joyce Walsh via

This regular monitoring of quality and standards is supplemented by a more thorough review, with external participation, every 5-6 years through a programme of University-led Reviews of Learning and Teaching.

Dissemination event

Some of the interesting and innovative practices emerging from the AAM reports feature in the annual dissemination event. The programme (PDF, 272 KB) for the 2016 event highlights the topics which were presented and discussed in small groups. The next dissemination event is scheduled for 18 October 2017 from 1400 - 1630 in Parliament Hall. Directors of Teaching plus one colleague are expected to attend. The event is also open to School Presidents and all members of staff.

General enquiries

Carol Morris
Director of CAPOD & Quality
+44(0)1334 467177

Ros Campbell
Academic Monitoring & Development Adviser, CAPOD
+44(0)1334 467158