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.
Lead Sponsors: Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Dean of Graduate Studies
|Action||Progress & 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|