Department of Student and Academic Administration

Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships

Approval, Modification and Closure of Academic Provision

The role of Academic Standards, Quality and Partnerships in the Department of Student and Academic Provison reagarding approval, modification and closure of courses is to maintain documentation and guidance, advise departments on the process, ensure the appropriate documentation is completed correctly, maintain a central record of proposals and advise academic committees on the status of proposals. The Approval, Modification and Closure of Academic Provison policy sets out the formal process for award-bearing courses.

Strategic approval

All course proposals will initially be considered by the Course and Partnership Strategic Approval Group (CaPSA) group, a sub-group of the University Education and Student Experience Committee (UESEC).

Faculty Executive Committee approval

Once strategic approval has been granted by CaPSA, the proposal will be considered by the relevant Faculty Executive Committee.

Approval Committee

The Approval Committee, which consists of senior staff and an external assessor consider the proposal and recommend to Quality Assurance Committee if the course and/or partnership should be approved.

Quality Assurance Committee

Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) will have oversight of the outcomes of all approval events including all conditions recommended by the Approval Committee Report, which will enable QAC to give formal ratification (or otherwise) to the approval decision.

Final Sign Off

The Faculty Associate Dean (Academic) (AD(A)) will confirm if any conditions set by the Approval Committee have been met and that the associated documentation is of an appropriate standard for the course to begin. For collaborative proposals, the Head of Academic Standards Quality and Partnerships (ASQP) will also sign the appropriate form.

 

Course Approval Process

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Collaborative Programme Approval Process

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Collaborative Research Degree Approval Process

Information and guidance documents for Collaborative Research Degree Approval ...[GO]

Course with Collaborative Specific Credit Approval Process

Information and guidance documents for Course with Collaborative Specific Credit Approval ...[GO]

Flexible Curriculum Approval Process

Information and guidance documents for Short Course Approval ...[GO]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Approval Processes

Course Modification, Closure and Suspension

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Exemption from Curriculum Framework and Assessment Regulations

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New Award Approval

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