Collaborations Handbook

The following files are available to download:

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION AND KEY DATES
1.1 Purpose of the Handbook
1.2 Relationship with the QAA UK Quality Code
1.3 Definitions of Collaborative Partnerships
1.4 Collaborative Partnership Policy

SECTION TWO – APPROVAL AND MONITORING
Part A – Initiating and Approving New Collaborative Partnerships
2A.1 Initiating and Approving New Collaborative Partnerships
2A.1.1 Initial Enquiry Form
2A.1.2a Due Diligence Checklist – multiple campuses
2A.1.2b Due Diligence Checklist – single campus
2A.1.3 Risk Assessment Form
2A.1.4 Visit Report
2A.1.5 Memorandum of Understanding
2A.2 Approving Proposals for New Collaborative Programmes
2A.2.1 Business Case and Rationale
2A2.2 Employer Consultation Form
Part B – Validation of New Collaborative Provision
2B.1 Validation of New Collaborative Provision
2B1.1 New Programme and Module Approval Procedure – Guidance Notes and Procedure
2B1.1a Flowchart of New Programme and Module Approval Procedure
2B.1.1b Programme Specification Template
2B.1.1c Module Specification Template
2B.1.1d Module Mapping Template
2B.1.1e Assessment Matrix Template
2B.1.2 External Review of New or Revised Programmes Form
2B.1.3 External Review of New or Revised Modules Form
2B.1.4 Response to External Reviews Form
2B.1.5 Approval Checklist for New Programmes
2B.1.6 Approval Checklist for New Modules on Existing Programmes
2B.2 Validation of Collaborative Provision Where University of Buckingham Programmes and Modules are Used
2B.3 Approval of Additional Campuses for Existing Collaborative Partners
2B.4 Collaborations and Financial Agreement
Part C – Changes to Modules and Programmes
2C.1 Changes to Modules and Programmes Guidance for Collaborative Partners
2C.1.1 Changes to Programmes and Modules – Guidance Notes and Procedure
2C.1.2 Flowchart of Changes to Programmes and Modules
2C.1.3 Approval of Changes Request Form
2C.1.4 Summary of Changes Report Form to SLTC
Part D – Language of Tuition and Assessment
2D.1 Language of Tuition and Assessment
Part E – Annual Monitoring
2E.1 Annual Monitoring of Collaborative Provision
2E.1.1 Module Monitoring Template
2E.1.2 Programme Monitoring Template
2E.1.3 Departmental Overview Report Template
2E.1.4 Annual Operational Agreement Template
2E.1.5 Collaborations Delivery Plan Template
Part F – Periodic Review
2F.1 Periodic Review and Revalidation of Collaborative Programmes
2F.1.1 Periodic Review of Programme Report
2F.1.2 Collaborative Partner Overview Report
2F.1.3 Agenda Template for Internal Panel Meeting
2F.1.4 Agenda Template for External Panel Meeting
2F.1.5 Review Panel Report To Senate Template

SECTION THREE – OTHER TYPES OF COLLABORATIONS
3.1 Articulation Arrangements
3.2 Postgraduate Research Degrees
3.3.1 Checklist for Registration of a Research Student
3.3.2 External Examiners Nomination and Approval Form – Higher Degrees and Research Masters

SECTION FOUR – STAFF, STUDENTS, FEES AND ASSESSMENTS
4.1 Programme Leader
4.2 Academic Link Tutor
4.3 External Examiners
4.3.1 External Examiners Nomination and Approval Form
4.3.2 External Examiners Procedure
4.3.3 External Examiners Report Form
4.4 Staff
4.4.1 Peer Review of Teaching Form
4.5 Information for Prospective and Current Students
4.6 Student Admissions
4.7 Transfer of Credit for Prior Learning APL
4.7.1 Transfer Credit Evaluation Form
4.9 Fees
4.11 Assessment
4.12 Student Feedback
4.12.1 Student Questionnaire

SECTION FIVE – CLOSURE OF COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS
5.1 Procedures for Programme Closure
5.2 Criteria for Closure
5.3 Arrangements for Students
5.4 Monitoring of the Student Experience and Quality Assurance Following Collaborative Partnership Closure

SECTION SIX – GLOSSARY AND ABBREVIATIONS
6.1 Glossary and Abbreviations

ANNEX ONE
Collaborative Strategy
Current Active Collaborative Partners