Programme Approval Handbook 2017/18

 

Appendix 1: Timelines for Programme Approval/Validation in 2017/18

1a) Strategic Approval, Academic Approval and Programme Approval

1b) Timelines for the University Standing Panels/Validaton Events in 2017/18

Appendix 2 : Key contacts in the Standards and Enhancement Office and the Student Data Management Team

Appendix 3 : Arrangements for Strategic Approval and Academic Approval (Step 1)

Appendix 4 : Link to Modification of Taught Programme Guidelines

Appendix 5 : Validation criteria

5a) Generic approval criteria for on and off campus programmes

5b) Specific approval criteria for collaborative partnerships (off campus and some on campus)

Appendix 6 : Proposal Development Record (PDR) (Steps 3 - 9)

6a) Required contents of the PDR

6b) Guidelines for preparing a Programme Specification

6c) Guidelines for preparing a Module Specification

6d) Guidelines on the required contents of a Programme Handbook

Appendix 7 : University Standing Panel (USP) - Route A (Steps 12 - 16)

7a) Terms of Reference and Membership of the University Standing Panel

7b) Roles and responsibilities of members of the University Standing Panel

7c) Generic agenda for a meeting of the University Standing Panel

7d) Programme Approval and Sign-off Form

7e) Template for the University Standing Panel Report

Appendix 8 : Validation Panel - Route B (Steps 12 - 18)

8a) Terms of Reference and Membership of the Validation Panel

8b) Responsibilities of members of a Validation Panel

8c) Generic schedule for a Validation Event

8d) Programme Approval and Sign-off Form

8e) Template for the Summary Report

8f) Template for the Report

Appendix 9 : Generic Agenda for the Planning Meeting (Step 2)

Appendix 10 : External Advisor (Steps 1 - 2)

10a) Expectations and responsibilities of the role of the External Advisor and/or PSRB representative(s)

10b) Criteria for the appointment of an External Advisor for advice during programme development

10c) Nomination form for the appointment of an External Advisor for advice during programme development

10d) Template for the consultation report from the External Advisor and/or PSRB representative(s)

10e) Payment of fees and expenses to an External Advisor for advice during programme development

Appendix 11 : Internal Advisor (Step 2)

11a) Expectations and responsibilities of the role of Internal Advisor

11b) Template for Internal Advisor's Consultation Report

Appendix 12 : Programme Design and Development Meeting (Step 4)

12a) Generic Agenda

12b) Outcomes

Appendix 13 : University Requirements (Step 4)

13a) Curriculum Design Guide containing Curriculum Philosophy and Graduate Attributes Matrix for Employability

Graduate Attributes Matrix for Employability: Curriculum Design and Delivery Guide

Appendix 14 : Consultation with Employers, Professionals and Students

14a) Report template for consultation with employers (Step 5)

14b) Report template for consultation with students (Step 6)

Appendix 15 : Template for School to Confirm that Documents are Ready for External Scrutiny Meeting (Step 7)

Appendix 16 : External Scrutiny Meeting (Step 8)

16a) Generic agenda

16b) Template for report on outcomes of External Scrutiny Meeting (Checklist for modification of draft programme documents)

Appendix 17 : Template for School to Confirm that Documents are Ready for University level Consideration (Step 9)

Appendix 18 : PDR Review Meeting (Step 10)

18a) Generic agenda for the PDR Review Meeting

18b) Template for report on outcomes of PDR Review

Appendix 19 : SEO Secretary's Report (Step 11)