Academic Portfolio

Priority 2: Align curriculum offerings with demand and with teaching and research priorities

Priority 2: Align curriculum offerings with demand and with teaching and research priorities

In the last decade, UCC has seen a proliferation of programmes and modules. Much of this growth is indicative of academic staff innovation, research strengths and a dynamic response to market demands and national skills shortages. While some of these new curriculum offerings have been really successful, there are a large number of programmes that are not attracting sufficient demand to make them viable. The objective of this priority is to ensure that our university has a strong, distinctive academic portfolio, which is coherently timetabled and is successful in attracting a diverse range of applicants.

Operational Plan

Lead Sponsors: Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Dean of Graduate Studies

ActionProgress & Plans
2.1 Review existing programme and module offerings to identify opportunities for rationalisation and potential for part-time and flexible delivery modes. In preparation  
2.2 Align programmes and modules with demand, university priorities, national objectives and organisational structures. In preparation  
2.3 Revise and enhance the regulatory framework to facilitate opportunities for credit accumulation and transfer, as well as a range of new academic pathways, including, a BPhil pathway and Professional pathways. In preparation  
2.4 Operationalise a feasibility study on the potential for centralised, personalised student timetables. In preparation  

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