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Quality HandbookProgrammes and modules

Major Changes to Programmes

The responsibility for deciding whether proposed changes to an existing programme require early validation to be invoked shall be taken by the Chair of the relevant School Programmes Committee (consulting with the Chair of Academic Quality and Standards Committee, Associate Dean (Education) if appropriate).

The rationale for the decision taken should be reported to Faculty Education Committee at its next meeting and recorded in the minutes.

Documentation

As detailed in the Programme Revalidation Policy (for all major changes)

Consideration and approval

Major changes to existing programmes instigate the programme revalidation process. 

Major changes to programmes should be considered and approved by the Faculty Education Committee upon recommendation from an Academic Scrutiny Group.

Post Approval

The Faculty CQA team is responsible for ensuring that all necessary action is taken to amend the module or programme in Banner and Curriculum Manager (if required).

The FAR, in conjunction with Faculty and Registry SAA Teams, will ensure that the Programme webpages are amended (if required).

The FAR, in conjunction with Faculty and Registry SAA Teams, will ensure that any exemptions or variations are to University Regulations are updated (if required).

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