Changes to Validated Provision
It is understood that courses of study are dynamic and are subject to modifications from time to time, often as an outcome of Monitoring, Review and Enhancement. All changes to UEA validated courses or modules must be approved by the UEA Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Partnerships and Apprenticeships using the Course Modification Proposal Form, except for the following non-notifiable modifications:
minor changes to indicative content that do not affect the learning outcomes;
updates to reading lists and references in order to maintain relevance;
minor changes to the ratio of contact time attributed to previously stated methods of teaching and learning, assuming no overall change to the total number of contact hours.
All modifications to courses are reported to the Joint Board of Study.
Partner institutions formally notify the University of the courses that will be running at the start of the academic year and courses that students will be recruited to for the next academic year, which is subsequently reported to the relevant Joint Board of Study.
Discontinuation of an approved course is normally agreed after discussion between relevant senior staff. As part of the withdrawal process, the course team will be expected to propose an exit strategy for students completing the course to ensure that the quality of their experience is not compromised, which is also monitored by Academic Partnerships. It is expected that students enrolled on the course will follow it to completion. In exceptional circumstances (for example for students returning from a period of interruption to their study), students may be asked to transfer to a comparable course. In these cases, discussions with students and evidence of student agreement must be fully documented.