Proposal for a New Collaborative Programme

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ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERSHIPS COMMITTEE
PROPOSAL FOR A NEW COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMME OR A
SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE TO A PROGRAMME OFFERED BY /DELIVERED AT
AN EXISTING PARTNER INSTITUTION WITHIN THE UK OR OVERSEAS
Process:
All sections of the pro forma should be completed. If any information is not available,
indicate Not Yet Known and identify actions in train to obtain the information.
Please note that confirmation is required from the Faculty that, where appropriate,
adjustments have been made to the existing financial agreement to reflect the
introduction of the new programme.
All proposals must be approved by the appropriate Dean(s) before being forwarded
to the Committee. Once signed off by the Faculty/Office the forms should be
emailed to the Academic Development & Partnerships Committee –
[email protected]
The Committee may approve the proposal, either as submitted or subject to
conditions; require further information before re-considering the proposal; or reject
the proposal. The decision of the Committee will be noted on the form and returned
to the proposing Faculty/Office by the administrator.
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Faculty/Partner:
Qualification(s) and Award Title(s):
Details of the Partner Institution:
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Name of the proposed collaborative partner organisation, and the campuses
on which the programme(s) are/will be taught;
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A brief indication (no more than 100 words please) of existing provision and
student numbers;
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Details of any existing PU collaborations or parallel proposals
Total number of partner institution students and the number in the area
related to the proposed collaboration;
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Total number of partner staff (academic and non-academic) in the area of
proposed collaboration;
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The physical resource required by this programme. Outline resources at the
institutional level, eg, library, IT.
Details of the proposed programme:
 Rationale for the proposed collaborative programme;
 Full-time, part-time, sandwich, etc;
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Progression routes on completion (if applicable);
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The language of delivery (if applicable);
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Location of delivery and assessment;
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Mode of study (eg. Face to face, blended learning, distance learning)
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Any exemptions to University regulations (rationale must be given);
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Type of collaborative arrangement (Validation, Contracted out, Research,
Credit Rating, Outreach, other – see Collaborative provision taxonomy
available on Quality Community. If you propose a different type of
arrangement you will need to provide a rationale for this.)
Proposed start date:
Target Student Numbers
 Anticipated size of each intake
 Number of PU indirect or partner institution direct numbers
 Number of intakes per year
Marketing Information:
 Target audience
 Estimated demand & how this was determined
 Competitor provision (if applicable)
 Employer Feedback (what is the demand for graduates with this qualification./
Feedback from employers, professional or statutory regulatory bodies;
comments from leaders in the field, etc.)
 Feedback from prospective students, teachers, careers advisors, etc.
 Feedback from current and former students.
 Risk Analysis (staffing, physical resources and possible barriers to entry for
certain groups of students, financial and reputational risks, and the anticipated
time before full recruitment could be achieved.)
Resources and Financial Viability:
Consideration of the financial viability of the proposed programme in the light of
anticipated student numbers. Confirmation from appropriate resource managers that
the proposal can be staffed and otherwise resourced from existing budgets or
whether it requires additional expenditure. This should include consideration of the
wider effects of University staff involvement in quality assurance activities including:
 Working with the partner to prepare for approval, including both academic and
administrative briefing;
 Administrative support within the Faculty;
 The activities of a link tutor;
 The effects on existing University provision of the likely staff absence in
connection with the proposal.
 Confirmation that, where appropriate adjustments have been made to the
existing financial agreement to reflect the introduction of the new programme.
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Effect on other programmes:
Consider the effect on other programmes in the University and the partner institution.
Student demand, sharing of modules, sharing of resources, possible reduction in
resource available to existing programmes.
Relevance of the proposal to the University’s Strategic Plan and, where
appropriate, that of the partner organisation.
The following information is needed for AP administrative purposes and is required
to ensure appropriate programme details can be entered onto UNITe.
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Proposed source of funding?
Programme to be delivered outside of the UK?
Proposed Duration and Mode of attendance: Full time = …. years/Part time =
…. Years
Placement year?
Timing of placement?
FACULTY/PARTNER APPROVAL:
Head of Partner Institution:
Named Signature and Title:
Date:
Faculty Partnerships Manager:
Signature:
Print name:
Date:
Associate Dean (T&L) – Cognate subject Faculty:
Signature:
Print name:
Date:
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Dean(s) of submitting Faculty/Office:
Signature:
Print name:
Date:
Name of person appending signature(s):
The administrator to the Committee will arrange for the following to be
completed:
UNIVERSITY APPROVAL:
Decision of the Committee:
Additional comments/information required:
Date of meeting:
Minute Ref:
Distribution:
Appropriate Faculty and/or Partner Staff
Data Support
Jane Gosling – Library and Digital Support
Cassandra Paxton-Denny – Student Recruitment
Peter McDonnell – PUIC (if affects programme offered by PUIC)
Admissions:
Tracey Gale
Caroline Williams (International)
Rachael Decieco (Science & Env)
Teresa Williams (Health & HS)
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Gemma Worth (Arts & Business School)
Debbie Couch (PSMD)
Digital Officers:
Karen Aspinall (Science & Env)
Susie Byrne (Health & HS & PSMD)
Stephanie Green/Nicholas Wilson-Town (Arts)
Sara Morris-Arkle (Business School)
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