Faculty quality assurance procedures 2017/18

Included below are details of faculty related quality assurance procedures including the procedures themselves and any related documents or links that they refer to.

Included are:

  • Annual review procedure
  • Approval procedure
  • Programme documentation guidance
  • Approval of changes to existing programmes and modules
  • Discontinuation procedures on campus
  • Module review
  • Periodic review procedure
  • Planning procedure
  • Professional development approval procedure (formerly CPD)
  • Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) procedure

Annual review procedure 2017–18 including associated documents, forms and guidance

Annual Review provides an annual health check on the quality, standards and relevance of all the University’s taught programmes of study (undergraduate and postgraduate) and on the student experience. It also increases visibility to students and shows how we respond to all forms of feedback. Any associated documents, forms and guidance referenced within the procedure are listed below.

Approval procedure 2017-18 including associated documents, forms and guidance

Incorporating all four stages of initiation, business case, programme development and programme approval. Any associated documents, forms and guidance referenced within the procedure are listed below.

Programme documentation guidance 2017-18 including associated documents, forms and guidance

Guidance notes and templates to support the preparation of documentation for programme approval. Any associated documents, forms and guidance referenced within the procedures are listed below.

Approval of changes to existing programmes and modules 2017-18 including associated documents, forms and guidance

This document provides guidance on the procedure for approving changes to programmes and modules; it outlines the delegated authority that Faculties have for approving major and minor changes and details the exceptions to the major/minor rule. Any associated documents, forms and guidance referenced within the procedure are also given below.

Discontinuation procedures on campus 2017-18 including associated documents, forms and guidance

This procedure describes the processes involved in discontinuing taught provision which operates on campus. Any associated documents, forms and guidance referenced within the process are listed below. Separate procedures exist covering the discontinuation of taught provision collaborative arrangements between the University and a partner organisation and these are found on the partner quality assurance processes’ page of this handbook.

Module review

The new module review form replaces the old module action plans and any assessment evaluation form that would be placed in module boxes for external scrutiny. Forms and supporting guidance can be found below

Periodic Review

We manage the Periodic Review procedure and related events, across Plymouth University and our partner institutions.

Find out more about how we maintain our taught programmes, academic standards and student achievements.

Periodic Review procedure and outcomes

Planning procedure 2017-18 including associated documents, forms and guidance

Process and documentation to support the two-stage planning procedure. Any associated documents, forms and guidance referenced within the procedure are listed below.

Professional development approval procedure 2017-18 including associated documents, forms and guidance

The professional development (formerly CPD) procedure articulates how professional development provision proposed within a Faculty/Academic Partnerships will be approved locally. See below for form to support the process.

Professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs) process 2017-18

The procedure by which Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies’ (PSRBs’) engagements with the University are recorded and details of the annual reporting mechanism.