We know that navigating the forms and templates is often seen as the most challenging part of any process and we have designed these new forms with that in mind, with the aim of balancing gathering all the information that is needed with the practicalities of responding quickly and easily to new innovations and opportunities.
These forms have been developed in light of our new policy, the requirements for information as guided by both the QAA Quality Code and the Competition and Markets Authority and the benchmarking of processes with institutions of a similar size and focus to the University of Stirling.
The ultimate goal is to develop an online process that will allow you to provide all the required information, only once, and which will support the multiple uses of that information which include:
submitting, reviewing and approving a proposal
creating public facing information as required by the QAA
creating a record of our programme and module portfolio including all versions of our programmes and modules
In the mean time, we have developed a set of word based forms that will enable you to submit a proposal. You will always need to submit two forms:
The 'public information' about the programme or module
The 'management information' needed to inform the decision making about the proposal.
All of these forms are available online here, and below you will find annotated guidance copies of the forms (these will be added as they become available.) NB: There are no longer different forms for each stage of the process.
Where you are proposing a change that impacts multiple programmes or modules (e.g. you are changing the SCQF level of a module that is taught on multiple programmes,) you only need to submit one amendment form, as long as the information about the impact on each programme/module is detailed.
If you are unsure if your proposal is a programme or module amendment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to advise you to ensure you do not complete more forms than necessary.
Where additional information is required this is highlighted in the relevant section of the Quality Handbook.
For 2017/18 Programme Amendments may be submitted in the previous template and updated to the new template on approval of the amendment.
Where you are proposing a change that impacts multiple programmes (e.g. you are changing the SCQF level of a module that is taught on multiple programmes,) you only need to submit one programme amendment form, as long as the information about the impact on each programme is detailed.