Changes to module information held in Campus Solutions must have school level scrutiny and approval prior to submission to Registry and Academic Affairs. The reasons for this are:
- Curriculum information in the system is used to create the teaching timetable
- Curriculum information in the system is published to internal and external audiences via the Curriculum Catalogue
- Students use information in the Curriculum Catalogue to select modules for the next academic year
Approval on behalf of Quality and Standards Committee (QSC) is required for changes to module information which are contrary to the module specifications guidelines, or any other University policy or regulation; or to which any students currently enrolled on the module are opposed. Any changes of the type in the paragraph above must be highlighted by the school in the submission.
For more information about module specification guidance, please consult the following:
Module specification guidance
All required changes to module information held in Campus Solutions must be submitted to Registry and Academic Affairs by the university deadline which is advertised as part of the University’s annual curriculum updating cycle. Changes received after the deadline will be subject to the late changes process.
Planned changes and notification
Includes: opportunity for student comments; student objections
For planned changes to module information fitting into the categories below, students enrolled on the module should be given the opportunity to comment on the change and any objections (even if they come only from a small minority of students) should be reported to Quality and Standards Committee (QSC):
- Changes to the module title
- Changes to the learning outcomes of the module
- Changes to the manner in which the module is assessed
- A change to the assessment regulations which makes it more difficult for a student to pass the module
- A change of which School administers the module
The credit amount or level of a module may not be altered for students who are currently enrolled on that module.
Where a change to the title, learning outcomes, assessment, ownership, credit amount or level of a module is decided upon prior to the start of the session in which the amended module will be delivered, but after returning students have selected that module, these students should be directly informed (this may be in writing (including electronically) or via Learning Community Forum (LCF) or equivalent meeting) of the change at the earliest opportunity. Their consent to the change is not required.
Exceptional changes and notification
It is recognised that there may be a need to make changes to the curriculum for ‘essential’ and/or ‘unforeseen’ reasons after the chosen curriculum updating cycle deadline.
For changes falling in this category module leads should seek approval for the change to curriculum from their Head of School (HoS) or other nominated school curriculum lead. HoS/Curriculum lead should consider whether the change meets the criteria for a late change (i.e. essential/unforeseen) before approving it.
Students should be directly informed (this may be in writing (including electronically) or via Learning Community Forum (LCF) or equivalent meeting) of changes to module information which has a direct effect on their studies – that is, will be introduced while the student is enrolled on the module (this includes changes to Spring semester modules on which students are enrolled at the beginning of the year).