The Policy and Guidance on the Approval of New Taught Provision provides a framework to ensure that proposals for new taught provision: are integrated with planning and strategies at University and School levels; have shown there is suitable market demand; have given appropriate consideration to prospects for graduates; have given appropriate consideration to accessibility, equality and diversity; satisfy expectations about quality and academic standards which are aligned with the UK Quality Code and University policies; benefit from appropriate consultation across the University and externally; and provide the basis for a source of clear and accurate information to stakeholders including prospective and current students, employers, Registry, External Relations and the University's Schools.
Programme Approval Group
The principal purpose of the Programme Approval Group (PAG) is to provide strategic oversight of the programme portfolio. This will include offering the wider school and academic community guidance on the priority areas for development. PAG supports the Schools to effectively, and sustainably, manage a forward-looking programme portfolio in the context of the institutions priorities and the sectors overall trajectory and market-led opportunities.
The programme initiation form will be used by PAG to make early decisions on the approval of programme proposals, including those within proposed or existing partnerships, at the initiation stage. At this stage PAG is interested in the idea, the market analysis and an overview of the business plan only.
Approval of programmes by the PAG will provide consent for the development of a full proposal and associated programme documentation (as outlined by the Programme Development Policy and Guidance) as part of the next steps.
It is therefore essential that Schools submit this New programme initiation PAG template prior to any curriculum development being initiated.
The full process for a new programme to be approved is summarised in this diagram:
When completed please submit this document to PAG via email: PAG@dundee.ac.uk
It should be submitted at least 10 working days prior to the PAG meeting it will be considered at. The dates of PAG meetings can be found in the academic calendar at: https://www.dundee.ac.uk/governance/academic-calendar/
Policy and Guidance Approval and Review of Non Credit Bearing Taught ProvisionGuidance , Policy
Rationale and business case for new taught provision to be completed along with the development of a financial plan prior to the development of the programme academic contentGuidance , Form
University E-consultation posting process for new taught provision, changes to taught provision and changes to regulations
University E-consultation posting process for new taught provision, changes to taught provision and changes to regulationsGuidance , Policy
Guidance for the completion of the Undergraduate Programme Specification and Supporting Information templateGuidance , Form
The financial planning spreadsheet (revised November 2019) developed in consultation with the School accountant, to accompany the New Programme Rationale and Business CaseGuidance , Policy, Form
Module specification and supporting information template and guidanceGuidance , Form
Postgraduate programme specification and supporting Information template and guidanceGuidance , Form
Policy and guidance on the approval of new taught provisionGuidance , Policy, Form
Pro forma for proposing late (past February deadline) new modules, programmes and substantive changes to modules, programmes or regulations,Guidance , Policy, Form