UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
An extract from the meeting of the Senate on 30 January 1991 provides the following criteria for Distance Learning programmes:
- Curriculum content, procedures for assessment and teaching arrangements should be approved in detail by the relevant Faculty Board.
- Courses should be directly comparable with in-house courses at the same level in terms of content and standard other than in those cases where exceptional variation is specifically approved by the relevant Faculty Board.
- Assessment procedures may take a variety of forms but should be subject to the same safeguards and scrutiny as that applicable to in-house courses.
- Examinations, where required by the Regulations, should be sat in the University where possible under the same conditions as those applicable to in-house courses. If this should be impractical the examinations should be sat in other centres approved by the appropriate Faculty Board and normally supervised by a responsible member of the University teaching staff.
- All assessment material should be available as a matter of course to the external examiner.
- All students on distance learning courses should register in each year of study.
- Particular care should be exercised if a credit accumulation model is adopted. Certification of discrete modules which may eventually be counted towards a University qualification should not be left to the discretion of a department. Such certification should be a matter for Faculty Board approval and should be subject to the same standards and scrutiny in terms of content and assessment as that applicable to whole degree or diploma programmes.