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​Curriculum Management Deliverables and Benefits

 

The Curriculum Management project will explore and deliver the best possible solution for Edinburgh Napier within the project tolerances.

 

Objectives 

  • To consult and define the university on curriculum management requirements
  • To assess and understand the options for curriculum management
  • To procure an appropriate, sustainable, affordable solution
  • To provide a definitive, quality controlled, repository of programme information
  • To create high level processes to support the use and management of our programme information
  • To define roles and responsibilities to support the solution

 

Deliverables

  • Implementation of systematic solution
  • Implementation of associated processes
  • Implementation of roles and responsibilities

 

Curriculum Management People Process System

  

Benefits

The benefits will be focused around three main areas: Academic Interface, Programme Support Staff and Processes, and University Portfolio Management.

  1. Enhanced assurance of compliance with the Quality Framework therefore reducing institutional risk.

  2. More robust processing and approval of new programme business cases supporting the institutional planning process.

  3. Enhanced transparency on curriculum: clarity of what will constitute success in relation to module and programme outcomes will better enable students to understand the linkage between monitoring and their ability to achieve the learning outcomes.

  4. Improved information on our curriculum to support fees setting, income generation and forecasting.

    5. Outcome-based approach to programme design: Improved alignment between learning outcomes and assessment (and graduate attributes) and increased diversity in forms of assessment.

    6. Streamlined development and quality assurance of new curricula and modifications.

    7. Clear authorisation path dependent on required quality assurance.

    8. Enhanced transparency on curriculum development: statistics relating to new and amended curricula will allow strategic reflection and planning on how the curriculum is evolving.

    9. Reduced risk to the university reputation and student experience of using out of date/incorrect information.

    10. A single definitive repository of all programmes approved and run by our university.

    11. A simple to use interface for academics to access their course information at any time to develop, edit, save and propose changes for approval, update or retirement.

    12. Reduced staff time searching/locating information.

    13. Reduced duplication of administrative manual effort.

    14. Reduction in errors completing approval forms.

    15. Clear ownership of content.

    16. Visibility and understanding of processes that support the governance of our programmes.

    17. Flexible editing and version control.

    18. Opportunities for improved data interfaces – relevant data transferred electronically to other systems removing the need for manual entry.