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Modifications to existing module or Creation of new module within existing programme/short course.

 

  1. Basic Information  

 

1.1

Module Modification[1]

Complete sections 2 and 4

Choose an item.

1.2

Programme Modification

Complete sections 3 and 4

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1.3

Module and Programme Modification1

Complete sections 2, 3 and 4

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1.4

Faculty responsible for Module

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1.5

Start date for 1st Cohort

 

1.6

Semester for 1st Cohort

 

1.7

Rationale for Change:

 

 

  1. Details of New Module or Change(s) Proposed

 

2a

New Module

Complete sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3a, 3 and 4

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2b

Modification requiring a new module[2]

Complete sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3b, 3 and 4

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2c

Modification keeping existing module code

Complete sections 2.1,2.2, 2.3c, 3 (if applicable) and 4

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2d

Module Code[3]

 

2e

Module Title [4]

 

2f

Old module code [5]

 

2g

HECoS code[6]

 

 

 

 

2.1Programmes (including Combined Subjects/Short Courses) for which the module is already or will be core/option.  Changes to core modules will change the programme, therefore Section 3 should be completed.

 

Programme/Short Course Title

Core/Option

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.2Modules for which this is pre/co-requisite. Any modules listed below should be updated and sent to Quality Support, however, a Minor Modification process does not need to be followed for those modules.

 

Module title

Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.3Type of proposal. Only complete details for 2.3a, 2.3b, or 2.3c

 

2.3aNew Module.  (If a replacement module add old module code and title).

 

Detail of change:

 

 

Is the module available to other programmes in other faculties?

Choose an item.

Have relevant Programme Specifications been updated[7] to include this module? Complete section 3 Modifications to Programmes for Programmes containing this module.

Choose an item.

 

2.3bModifications requiring a new module code: This results from changes to Title, Level, number of Credits and/or substitution of new module for old. 

 

New Module Code[8]

 

New Module Title

 

New HECoS Code[9]

 

Detail of change:

 

 

 

Have relevant Programme Specifications been updated to include this module? (see footnote 7) Complete section 3 Modifications to Programmes for Programmes containing this module.

Choose an item.

 

2.3cModifications keeping existing module code: This includes changes to pre/co-requisites, learning outcomes, content, teaching and learning methods, assessment (weighting or type), or other.

 

Details of change:

 

 

If changes to Pre or Co-requisites, has(ve) the relevant Programme Specifications been updated to include this information? (see footnote 7) If applicable, complete section 3 Modifications to Programmes for Programmes containing this module.

Choose an item.

Have relevant Programme Specifications been updated, (see footnote 7) If applicable, complete section 3 Modifications to Programmes for Programmes containing this module.

Choose an item.

 

  1. Modifications to Programmes

 

3.1a

Minor modifications requiring Academic Development Committee (ADC) approval (also complete section 5)

Choose an item. 

3.1b

Minor modifications devolved to Faculty for approval

Choose an item. 

 

The following are not devolved programme modifications:

  • Changes to programme learning outcomes, including changes to award type, such as changing from BSc to BA.
  • Changes to academic programme specific regulations.

 

3.2Current Programme Title(s):

 

 

 

 

 

3.3Detail of the change (including new programme title(s) if applicable)

If the change is associated with modules or the parent programme leading from the Integrated Foundation Year then the Process for Modifications to Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) document should be followed.

 

 

 

 

3.4

Has the Cumulative Minor Modifications report been requested from Quality Support? (This will be considered by Programme Studies Board and the QMSC Scrutiny Group. Refer to Revalidation Triggered by Cumulative Modifications)

Choose an item.

 

 

3.6 Date from which the change will be effective and the cohorts affected:

Implementation date:

 

Cohorts affected:

 

Cohorts affected:

 

Cohorts affected:

 


  1. Approval

 

4.1          External Examiner approval obtained[10] (attach evidence of consultation).

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Name of Examiner)(Date)

 

4.2If module/programme is offered collaboratively, confirm that the affected institution(s) have been contacted (attach evidence of consultation).

 

 

4.3Confirmation that consultation with students affected by the change has taken place, particularly if it affects their award classification.             

 

 

 

 

 

          (Signed - Programme Leader)(Date)

 

 

4.4Module Studies Board/s (attach extract of minutes or Chairs Action)

 

 

 

 

 

(Name of Board)(Signed - Chair)(Date)

 

   

4.5Programme Studies Board/s (attach extract of minutes or Chairs Action)

 

 

 

 

 

(Name of Board)(Signed - Chair)(Date)

 

 

4.6Quality Management Sub Committee Scrutiny Pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signed)(Date)


  1. For Minor Modifications requiring ADC approval (only)

In addition to completing section 3 the following should be added:

 

5.1Clarify arrangements for students on existing programme(s), either;

  • Transfer to the new programme title
  • Remain on the old programme title until completion of the programme (and therefore, clarify teach-out arrangements, including how many cohorts and the number of students affected).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.2Approval by Academic Development Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signed)(Date)

 

 

  1. Systems updated:

 

6.1  SITS updated

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Name of SITS operator)(Date)

 

6.2Minor Modifications database updated

 

 

 

(Date)

 

6.3 Quality Support to forward outcome(s) to Board/Committee Officer for reporting at:

 

Programme Studies Board

 

(Date)[11]

Faculty Academic Committee

 

(Date)11

Quality Management Sub-Committee

 

(Date)11

 


  1. Documentation to be attached to this form:

 

Please attach

 

For 2.3a - New Module

New Module Descriptor

Extract of MSB minute

Evidence of External Examiner approval (where appropriate)

Evidence of Collaborative Partner consultation (where appropriate)

Updated Programme Specification

Updated SITS Form

 

For 2.3b - Modifications requiring a new module code

New Module Descriptor

Old Module Descriptor

Extract of MSB minute

Evidence of External Examiner approval (where appropriate)

Evidence of Collaborative Partner consultation (where appropriate)

Updated Programme Specification

Updated SITS Form

 

For 2.3c -Modifications keeping existing module code

Modified Module Descriptor

Old Module Descriptor

Extract of MSB minute

Evidence of External Examiner approval (where appropriate)

Evidence of Collaborative Partner consultation (where appropriate)

Updated Programme Specification (where appropriate)[12]

Updated SITS Form (where appropriate)[13]

For 3 -Programme Modifications

Extract of PSB minute

Evidence of External Examiner approval

Evidence of Collaborative Partner consultation (where appropriate)

Updated Programme Specification

Updated SITS Form (where appropriate)

 


[1] If the same change applies to more than one module, list all the modules on the one form but submit separate descriptors

[2] Change of a Title, level or number of credits requires a new module to be created

[3]  For a new module - email Quality Support (QS) with Title, Subject, Level & Credit value to receive code

   For a module modification - use existing code

[4]  Modification - Use existing title

[5] If this is a replacement module add the code and title

[7] Updated Programme Specifications are required to supply to Marketing for uploading on the University Website.  SITS forms are also required to inform Planning MI of the change on SITS

[8] Email to QS with Title, Subject, Level & Credit value to receive code

[9] To check code, https://www.hesa.ac.uk/innovation/hecos.

[10] Confirmation and evidence should be provided that External Examiner approval has been obtained where a module contributes to the final award of a qualification (e.g. Levels 4 and 5 modules on a Foundation Degree and Levels 5 and 6 for an Honours Degree must have External Examiner approval).

[11] Insert date the outcome(s) was sent to the relevant Board/Committee Officer for reporting

[12] If the TLA has changed certain matrices will need updated

[13] As above, TLA may change the information on the SITS form.