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Course Developer's Guide

Course Developer's Guide (.doc 252 KB)

New ideas for course developments should be channelled in the first instance to your Head of School.

The University Course Planning Committee (a sub-committee of Academic Board) is responsible for granting strategic approval for all new course proposals to proceed to course development and inclusion in the Course Approval Schedule. 

For course planning timescales see Planning New Courses (UCLan Campus) 2018/19 Start or Planning New Courses (Collaborative) 2018/19 Start.

Appendices
  1. Market Research for New Courses Updated for 2016/17
  2. Course Resource Audit Forms (CRAF)
    - 2A Planning Consent Form for new on-campus provision
    - 2B CRAF 1 for collaborative proposals
    - 2C CRAF 2 for UCLan delivery off campus or at new campus
    - 2D CRAF 3 for periodic review (on campus provision)
    - 2E CRAF 4 for periodic review (collaborative provision) 
  3. Resource Proforma for UK Collaborative events that do not include a tour of Learning Resources
  4. a. Module Descriptor
    b. Module Level Descriptors
    c. Module Descriptor Guidance 
  5. Module Teaching Scheme
  6. Guidance notes on Developing and Completing Programme Specifications and Programme Specification Template Updated for 2016/17
  7. Curriculum Vitae – Standard Short Format
  8. Threshold Criteria for Course Approval Updated for 2016/17
  9. Distance Learning Programmes – Additional Information for Course Developers and Course Approval Panels 
  10. Foundation Degrees – Additional Information for Course Developers and course approval Panels
  11. Nomination of External Advisers
  12. Student Handbooks Guidance on Content
    a. Guidance on content for Course Leaders
    b.Student Handbook - UCLan Template
    c. University Student Handbook (For Information) -
    d. Course Handbook Template
  13. Response to Conditions Proforma
  14. Course/Module Amendment Process
    Form AF1a – for proposed change to module(s)
    Form AF1b – for proposed change to course (e.g. structural change)
    Form AF2 - for consultation with external examiners
    Form AF3 - for approval of adoption of a module from a different School
    Form AF4 - Guidance on consultation with students
  15. Approval to offer external awards to be updated for 2016/17
  16. Glossary of Terminology
  17. Flow Charts:
    Time scales for course development
  18. Request for Fast Track Planning Consent
  19. Proposal form for exemption from the University Academic Regulations/or Standard Academic Calender
  20. Guidance on Assessment Workload Updated for 2016/17