All undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses have been undertaking significant activity as part of Phase 1 of the University’s Curriculum Transformation initiative. This has involved engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders in order to review and reflect on current provision, as well as to identify opportunities to enhance course offerings for future learners.
The Faculties and the School have all recently held Board of Studies meetings to consider their respective undergraduate course submissions. It was clear from those involved that this was a valuable opportunity for staff to develop a wider understanding of activity across departments, and to identify common ideas and proposals.
Professor Nick Brook, Dean of the Faculty of Science, said: "I would like to thank all the staff who put in a tremendous effort in pulling together Phase 1 of Curriculum Transformation. The exercise threw up ideas and opportunities from Departments that have a reach across the Faculty’s education offering, even identifying suggestions that could be addressed more strategically at Faculty level. This sharing of good practice across the Faculty will allow departments to consider new approaches as we enter into Phases 2 and 3."
The Curriculum Transformation Committee will review the undergraduate submissions for the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences and Science in July, with those in the Faculty of Engineering & Design and School of Management to be considered in September. Phase 1 documentation for taught postgraduate courses across all Faculties and the School is due to be submitted in October and considered by the Committee shortly after.
A number of departments have already requested to begin undertaking Phase 2 activity, starting with a Course Review & Design Workshop facilitated by staff from the Centre for Learning & Teaching. Look out for further communications about this coming soon, or contact the Curriculum Development Office for further information.