These resources have been developed following the approval of a new approach to programme approval in Spring 2017. These resources have been informed and developed through consultation and engagement with a range of individuals and teams from across the University as well as benchmarking across the sector. They will be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure you are supported in the development and management of your programmes and modules.
If you have any questions please contact the Academic Quality and Governance Team on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
There are three sections to the Hub:
Policy and Process - you can view the policy and process information by following this link to the Quality Handbook. This outlines the Policy that underpins the approval process and outlines the process by which programmes and modules are approved, amended and withdrawn. We recommend that you read the relevant sections before beginning to propose the change you have planned.
Co-Producers - there are a range of individuals and teams who will work with you to develop your proposal and in this section, you will find brief introductions to the work that they do in relation to programmes and modules and some key questions that you can use to help you prepare your proposal for submission. Contact details are also provided in case you have further questions.
Forms - this section provides you with links to the forms used to submit proposals for modules and programmes and information about what to include in the forms, and how to complete them. Exemplars will be provided.
The new approach will be live from 1st September 2017, however, it is recognised that there will need to be a period of transition.
All of the forms developed for use in this process will be reviewed in Spring 2018, we want to ensure these are fit for purpose and your feedback on their format, content, ease of use etc will help inform any revisions.
Work will continue with the relevant teams with the end goal of removing the need for Word based forms and using Single Source of Course to gather all this information and support the approval process.
Over a period of 12-18 months we will work with you to transition all modules and programmes to the new templates.
The following dates provide the key timeline for the 2017-18 academic year:
|9th||ESEC Programme Business Sub-Committee 1|
|16th||2019/20 UG Prospectus Programme Deadline|
|November||30th||ESEC Programme Business Sub-Committee 2|
|January||15th||UCAS Student Application Deadline|
|29th||ESEC Programme Business Sub-Committee 3|
|March||6th||ESEC Programme Business Sub-Committee 4 (Paper deadline 13th February)|
|30th||2018/19 UG Degree Programme Table Deadline|
|April||20th||2019/20 PG Prospectus Programme Deadline|
|May||1st||2018/19 UG Module Registration Opens|
|21st||ESEC Programme Business Sub-Committee 5 (Paper deadline 30th April)|
|June||1st||2018/19 PG Degree Programme Table Deadline|
|August||2018/19 PG Module Registration Opens|