Action 6.2

6.2: Review and enhance Programme Approval Processes

6.2: Review and enhance Programme Approval Processes


Eleanor Fouhy, Academic Programmes and Regulations

Elizabeth Noonan, Quality Enhancement Unit


To enhance the programme approval processes, connect to the redesign of the periodic academic review model and inform the requirements of the new Curriculum Management System.

Current Status

Site visit preparation underway

Mapping of current processes to enhance cross-functionality underway

Curriculum Management Group to convene in October/November 2018

Report with initial recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of existing academic programme approval and change process: November 2018.

Timelines & Targets

  1. Benchmarking: Phase One (Desktop research): Completed; Phase Two (site visits): October/November 2018
  2. Process evaluation workshop with Colleges/Schools/Department: Completed
  3. Examine how current approval and change processes meet quality requirements of QQI and ESG: Completed
  4. Mapping of current processes to enhance cross-functionality: October 2018
  5. Establishment of Curriculum Management Steering Group: October 2018

Expected Completion Date

Q4 2018


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