Collaborative practice, both internally (between Schools and disciplines) and with external providers, can provide invaluable opportunities for the enhancement and enrichment of students’ learning experiences. The development and delivery of collaborative programmes require careful consideration and oversight to ensure that:
- there is appropriate oversight of academic standards and the quality of the student learning experience
- the expectations of students are met
- responsibilities are appropriately allocated
The Quality Framework for Teaching Collaborations is in place to provide a framework to enable programme developers and Schools to consider, develop and maintain high quality collaborations in learning and teaching which enhance student learning opportunities.
The scope of the Quality Framework for Teaching Collaborations covers international teaching collaborations, UK teaching collaborations and inter- and intra-School teaching collaborations. The scope of the Framework also includes research degrees and student placements and exchanges.
The Quality Framework for Teaching Collaborations represents University policy on each of the described areas. It is also supported by certain specific University policies and processes on collaborative taught provision (e.g. for joint, double/multiple or dual awards, student placements and articulation arrangements, see below) and the toolkit for international collaborations provided by the University’s Educational Partnerships Development Unit.
Guidance and form for providing additional supporting information for the approval of collaborative programmesGuidance , Form
Policy and guidance on undergraduate and taught postgraduate articulation arrangements (international)
Policy and guidance on undergraduate and taught postgraduate articulation arrangements (international)Guidance , Policy
Regulatory and operational considerations for the development of taught joint, double/multiple or dual awardsGuidance , Policy
Quality framework for teaching collaborationsGuidance
Audit Toolkit developed by the Academic Skills Centre to assist staff in their application of, and adherence to, the revised Code with respect to student placementsForm, Guidance
The code of practice on student placements and exchanges is applicable to all types of student placement and study abroad activity, and relates to both taught and research studentsGuidance , Policy