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Mechanisms of Programme Approval

Mechanisms used for approving new programmes and changes to existing programmes

The table below provides a guide to the mechanisms that may be used for different types of approval.  Normally the level of approval shall be decided by REGIS in consultation with the proposer.  In cases of doubt the Chair of ASQC shall decide which mechanism is appropriate.

A B C D E
School ApprovalMinor

Changes

 

Subject to

Approval of:

Board of Studies

School ApprovalMinor

Changes

 

Subject to

Approval of:

Board of Studies

School Board

University ApprovalSignificant Changes

 

Subject to

Approval of:

Board of Studies

School Board

ASQC

 

University ApprovalSignificant Changes

 

Subject to

Approval of:

School Board

SAP

ASQC

 

University ApprovalSignificant Changes/ New Programmes

Subject to

Approval of:

School Board

SAP

PAP

ASQC

 

Example Changes Example Changes Example Changes Example Changes Example Changes
Changes affecting less than 10% of modules, including changes to: Amendments to a programme where over 10% of modules are new and/or have changed their credit ratings Discontinuation of a programme A significant change to the structure, content or mode of delivery of an existing programme Introduction of a new programme
Module aims and learning outcomes Setting intake of a programme to zero Change of programme title Introduction of a new route leading to a named Award Upgrading an existing programme to a higher level
Methods of teaching Minor amendments to programme philosophy Withdrawal of an existing route Introduction of a part time route
Module title Changes to programme regulations Any amendment which is proposed as an exception to Senate Regulations Introduction of a sandwich year
Weighting between approved methods of assessment Changes to the module timetable/ programme structure A change to the cohort start date
Catalogue entry Withdrawal of existing modules
Syllabus content Amendment to existing modules which include one or more of the following: prerequisites, precursors and/ or co-requisites; methods of assessment; availability of a module as free-standing; change of level; change of semester

 

Contact:

Quality and Standards Team, Registry and Academic Services
For advice on the approval of new programmes and significant changes to existing programmes:
Email: quality@cardiff.ac.uk

Student Records Team, Registry and Academic Services
For support with making minor amendments to existing programmes of study, setting the intake of a programme to zero, or discontinuing a programme:
Email: schoolrecords@cardiff.ac.uk

 


Page last updated: 15 January 2015.