Prior to developing a programme, colleagues should consider the following:
- Does your proposal include a new programme involving International College Dundee (ICD)?
- Yes - then follow International College Dundee proposal process.
- Does your proposal include a partnership with an external 3rd party?
- Yes - then follow the Collaborative Partnership Code of Practice.
- No - then follow the New Taught Provision: Quality Framework process.
Programme Development Code of Practice
The Programme Development Code of Practice provides a framework for Programme and Module Development, Approval, Amendment and Withdrawal. The accompanying quick guides help to give an overview of the approvals process for each of these process.
Quick Guides are available for:
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 PAG Initiation 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/
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
This guidance is intended to: guide staff through the timeline from conception of idea, designing new programmes through consultation to launch and reviewGuidance , Policy
Guidance for the completion of the Undergraduate Programme Specification and Supporting Information templateGuidance , Form
The financial planning spreadsheet (revised November 2019) must be developed in consultation with the School finance business partner, 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