Action 2.1

2.1: Review programme and module offerings to identify opportunities for rationalisation, and potential for part-time and flexible delivery modes

2.1: Review programme and module offerings to identify opportunities for rationalisation, and potential for part-time and flexible delivery modes

Team

  • Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Admissions Support Officer
  • Business Development and Finance Manager, Office of the Deputy President and Registrar
  • Director of Recruitment and Admissions
  • Key personnel in the Colleges

Outcome

Academic portfolio will be strengthened.

Current Status

An interim process for managing the introduction of new academic programmes was in place in Q4 2018. The portfolio is being reviewed in line with the enrolment projections project (which is being progressed under priority 5). First analysis of the portfolio was presented to Academic Leadership Forum in May 2019.

Timelines & Targets

  1. Put in place an interim process for managing the introduction of new academic programmes. Completed Q4 2018.
  2. Disseminate enrolment templates (which are being progressed under priority 5) to all four Colleges via College Financial Analysts. Completed Q1 2019.
  3. Carry out first analysis exercises of completed enrolment projections templates, to review postgraduate programmes portfolio. Completed Q2 2019.
  4. Carry out first analysis exercises of completed enrolment projections templates, to review undergraduate programmes portfolio. Q3 2019.
  5. Extraction of past enrolment figures from the data warehouse to support the programme review discussions. Q3 2019.
  6. Establish criteria to assess the viability and/or feasibility of keeping existing or introducing new programmes. Q3 2019
  7. Audit of academic portfolio of current offerings returned to Head of Colleges for review and implementation. Q3 2019
  8. A market for part time offerings has been identified, where tuition can be carried out in the evening. Colleges will be asked to identify programmes potentially suitable for part-time and flexible delivery modes. Q 3 2019.
  9. Operationalisation of agreed changes to the portfolio by the Colleges. Q3 2019.

Expected Completion Date

Q1 2020

Comment

Review at modular level will only commence once programme review is completed. The identification of programmes suitable for flexible delivery will be contingent on the ability of systems to support same.

Deputy President & Registrar

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