Programme and module development
The University needs to ensure that any new or revised modules or programmes are academically appropriate and sound, and that sufficient resource can and will be made available for successful delivery and student experience. To ensure this, all proposals to introduce or change modules or programmes must be undertaken in accordance with the procedures in the TQA manual.
Colleges should be mindful of the impact of cumulative change over time. Where core modules, intended learning outcomes and/ or assessment methods are changed in successive years, this can result in significant amendment to a programme, so that it is no longer the same as the original validation. Where this has occurred or is likely to occur the College must inform the Faculty Office as the programme will require re-validation by the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes
The approval process has been significantly revised from 1 January 2009. The key change is the removal of the Programme Accreditation Committee (PAC) with authority given to the Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes for approval of new programmes and to College Education Strategy Group [or nominated body] for approval of amendments to programmes. Full details of these procedures can be found in the TQA manual.
If you have any queries about the Programme Approval process you should contact the Programme Approval link person in your College in the first instance. If they are unable to help then please contact the Faculty Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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- Guidance on modules
- Programme development
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