About the Pre-Delivery Checklist

To support the successful launch of Transformed courses, Education Board has approved a pre-delivery checklist to support departments as they plan and prepare for the first year of delivery.

Key points to note include:

  • The pre-delivery checklist contains key activity considered essential to the successful launch of CT courses as well as recommended items that represent opportunities to further align delivery with the University’s Curriculum Principles.
  • Departments are strongly encouraged to engage with Professional Service support at an early point. Sources of support and key timeline considerations are detailed to enable timely and effective support for departments.
  • Education Board considers departments to be best placed to consider the checklist items in the context of their transformed courses and to oversee relevant activity. Heads of Departments are accountable for progress and can delegate responsibility to relevant groups or individuals. Activity will not require approval as part of the CT process.

Key timeline considerations

Please note the following areas where early engagement (Semester 1) between departments and professional services is critical to ensuring course planning and delivery can be supported:

Early engagement needed on:Please contact:
Timetabling: it is essential for departments to initiate engagement at an early stage if timetable or space needs will be very different to previous patterns.Academic Registry
Academic Year Planning: if a department wishes to schedule teaching or learning activities other than exams during assessment periods these need to be identified early to feed into the academic year plan and identify additional exam scheduling requirements.Academic Registry
Skills support: Departments are requested to liaise with the Skills Centre and the Library where provision of face-to-face or digital skills support in a course is anticipated. The Skills Centre and the Library are keen to understand how they can support academic tutors directly to fully embed skills development either themselves in seminar work or via us in lectures/workshops/digital tools.Skills Centre; Your Subject Librarian
Technology Enhanced Learning: The TEL team have prepared resources to support Curriculum Transformation. If you anticipate using existing learning technologies in new ways please talk to the TEL team for advice and training, with sufficient lead time to allow them to help you plan and prepare fully for course delivery.  You may also want to take a course team approach to reviewing your Moodle course design, structure or scaffolding opportunities.Technology Enhanced Learning (CLT)
Library space and resources: CT may impact on one or more of the following:

  • your Subject Librarian’s budget for collection development (print and online books, journals, databases, etc.).
  • support by the Document Delivery Service (which provides extracts for Moodle or individual research), on and off-campus study space (suitability and sufficiency).
  • a Subject Librarian’s workload (materials development and in-person availability for information skills training).

New resource needs will require decisions in Semester 1 2022/23 so that any requirements can be included in the Spring 2023 planning round and any infrastructure adaptations made over Summer 2023. 

Your Subject Librarian

Key activity for successful launch of transformed course

Recommended for consideration as part of launch of transformed course

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Updated on: 01 October 2022