A phased approach will be taken towards Curriculum Transformation with the view that this will enable departments to establish a clear focus within each part of the process. The following page provides an overview of the phases. Use the links to access more detailed information and supporting resources for each phase.

Timeline overview

Early-Adopter PGT courses for 2020/21 entry have completed the Phase 1: Strategic Positioning phase and are working to July 2019 deadlines for Phase 2: Detailed Development.
Non-vanguard UG courses for 2021/22 entry are working to July 2019 deadlines for Phase 1: Strategic Positioning.
Remaining PGT courses for 2021/22 entry are working to October 2019 deadlines for Phase 1: Strategic Positioning.

Phase 1: Strategic Positioning

Phase 1 is centred upon the review and evaluation of your current provision of undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses to inform the production of a refreshed Course Vision. This will be based on consultation with key internal and external stakeholders, and reflection against the underpinning principles of Curriculum Transformation.

Phase 1 activity will make a vital contribution to revised course aims and outcomes, and will act as an invaluable precursor to the next phase, in which more detailed consideration of factors such as course structure and methods of learning and assessment will take place.

Curriculum Transformation – Phase 1

Phase 1 Overview

Phase 1 is centred upon the review and evaluation of your current provision to inform the production of a refreshed Course Vision.

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Purpose:

An agreed course level vision informed by key internal and external stakeholders.

Confirmed course offerings and titles in line with sector-wide rules.

Agreed course descriptions (for use in marketing materials including the prospectus) between course team, Admissions & Outreach, and Marketing & Communications.

Key dates:

Early-Adopter PGT submission of Phase 1 documentation completed in January 2019

UG submission of Phase 1 documentation by July 2019

Remaining PGT submission of Phase 1 documentation by October 2019

Phases 2 and 3: Detailed Development

The Vanguard courses have been instrumental in helping us to test the Transformation process. Phase 2 activity encourages course to to build on their Phase 1 activity, maintaining a course-wide approach to design and development. Following a formative peer review, in which courses can share their progress and seek feedback from others in the institution, courses move to Phase 3 activity which sees the development of more detailed unit-level information.

Early-Adopter PGT courses will undertake Phase 2 and 3 activity from March 2019.

All other UG and PGT courses will undertake Phase 2 and 3 following completion of their Phase 1 activity.

Phase 2 and 3 Overview

Phases 2 and 3 Overview

Phases 2 and 3 of Curriculum Transformation focus directly on supporting departments in the review and design of course proposals that meet the vision and opportunities identified in Phase 1. Find out more here.

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Purpose:

The course is aligned with relevant University and sector regulations and guidelines.

The course is aligned with the principles of Curriculum Transformation.

There is a clear plan for ongoing course enhancement.

There is evidence of student and other key stakeholder engagement.

There is evidence that planning for course organisation and delivery has taken place.

Full success criteria are available from the Phases 2 and 3 Overview page.

Key dates:

Early-Adopter PGT submission of Phase 2 and 3 outputs to CTC by July 2019.

UG (2021 entry) submission of Phase 2 and 3 outputs to CTC by 11 March 2020.

Transformed PGT (2021 entry) submission of Phase 2 and 3 outputs to CTC by 29 May 2020.

New PGT (2021 entry) submission of Phase 2 and 3 outputs to CTC by TBC.

Courses should check with their respective Faculty/School Assistant Registrar for timelines specific to their department.

Governance

Oversight of the Curriculum Transformation project is provided by the Curriculum & Assessment Design Group (CADG) which reports to ULTQC. The Group is Chaired by Prof. Peter Lambert (PVC Learning & Teaching) and includes the Associate Deans (Learning & Teaching) as well as representatives from CLT, Academic Registry, Students' Union, and Senate.

Vanguard Courses

A number of courses have been chosen to begin the Curriculum Transformation process in advance of the wider institutional roll-out of activity. These 'Vanguard' courses started work in November 2017 and have helped to shape the structure of the process so far. They have also provided valuable evidence of successful activity as well as key points of advice for courses that follow them.