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Modifications & Ongoing Course Review

The Process

  • It is expected that faculties will continuously monitor the validity and relevance of their portfolio of courses and respond accordingly to any issues and good practice noted in course journals. As a result of feedback from External Examiners and/or Students or in response to PSRB changes or other external drivers, course leaders may decide that they wish to make changes to existing courses or introduce new courses.
  • For proposals of 60 credits or less, which doesn't lead to a university award, a FLOW proposal should be completed.

Guidance

Templates

Timeline & Key Dates

Modifications (including Course Change and Major Change)
  • September 2017 - 31st May 2018:

i. Modifications documentation drafted and developed prior to submission to Faculty Academic Enhancement Committee (FAEC).

ii. Modifications documentation formally reviewed by FAEC and any amendments to be made by proposing team(s).

  • 31st May 2018:
Modifications approved by FAEC.
  • June 2018 - August 2019:
Publication, marketing and active recruitment of revised courses.
  • 1st September 2019:
Approved changes take effect.

 Please note that relevant consultation with existing students and applicants will need to take place, with FAEC receiving confirmation that this has taken place during the approval process.

 

Flexible Learning Opportunities Wolverhampton (FLOW)
The validation of short courses and CPD provision often takes place through the 'FLOW' process which is managed by QCU. This process accommodates provision of 60 credits or less which does not lead to a formal university award (such as a PG Cert or a BA (Hons) for example). This provision may or may not be delivered with a collaborative partner.
  • Submission of FLOW proposals to QCU.
  • Approval of FLOW proposals by the Head of QCU and ratified by RAVSC.
  • VA documentation drafted and developed prior to submission to Faculty Academic Enhancement Committee (FAEC).
  • VA documentation formally reviewed by FAEC and any amendments to be made by proposing team(s).
  • 6 weeks prior to delivery: VA delivery closed out.
  • Publication, marketing and active recruitment of courses.
  • VA courses delivered.

Please note that any activity which is proposed through the FLOW process should be closed out no later than 6 weeks prior to first delivery.

  • Please contact your Faculty Quality Administrator (FQA) and / or QCU Officer for further information and guidance on the above timescales.

Exemplars & Good Practice