All new and modified programme proposals require Academic Approval before any significant development work is undertaken.

Strategic Approval

Proposals that involve a partner organisation or which involve financial investment by the University require approval from the Strategic Planning and Resource Development Committee (SPRDC). To obtain this approval a completed Strategic Approval Form (SAF) should be submitted to the Secretary of SPRDC.  

New programme proposals require Academic Approval and this can be obtained in one of two ways, as follows:

New programme prosposals, both those that have required Strategic Approval and those that do not, require approval by Programmes Committee.  All proposals need to be included on a Programme Approval Form (PAF) which is to be submitted to the Secretary of Programmes Committee.

Modification to an existing programme requires Academic Approval and this can be obtained, as follows:

A completed Change Approval Form (CAF) should be submitted to the Secretary of Programmes Committee.

The procedure to be followed is documented in The Modification to Taught Programme Guidelines 2017/18

Programme Closure or Suspension requires approval from Programmes Committtee as follows:

A completed Programme Closure and Suspension Form should be submitted to the Secretary of Programmes Committee.

 

If you have any questions please contact the Standards and Enhancement Office at seo@bolton.ac.uk or telephone Hilary Birtwistle 01204 903867

 

The following documents contain JACS codes that are required to complete the Approval Forms

JACS Complete Classification with Detailed Definitions

JACS Principal Subjects

JACS Complete Classification