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Recent Changes to the University Calendar

Revisions to Regulations 8.10, 11, 23, 34, 36 and 38

At its meeting on 12 July 2017 the Council confirmed proposed changes to the following regulations:

Regulation 8.10 Regulations for the Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and for the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) (Applying to all students registered on the MBChB programme from the academic year 2016/17 regardless of year of study)

Rationale: To reflect changes made to the delivery and assessment of the Specialist Clinical Placement – General Practise Module in Phase III of the MBChB programme, in response to feedback received from students and the NHS Trust.

Regulation 11 Procedure to be Adopted in the Event of Suspected Cheating in a University Test

Rationale: Arising from the work of a Plagiarism Working Group in response to cause for concern raised by the QAA in relation to another institution.

Regulation 23 Student Disciplinary Offences.

Rationale: To add Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor to those able to act as Chair of the University’s Discipline Committee.

Regulation 34 Determination of Fitness to Practise

Rationale: To approve of the constitution and membership of the Fitness to Practise Committee for the MBChB programme to bring it in line with changes that were previously approved by the Senate.

Regulation 36 Governing Student Registration

Rationale: To reflect current practice in order to prevent complaints and appeals on the grounds of procedural irregularity.

Regulation 38 Governing Research Degrees

Rationale: To introduce a new category of major corrections for research degree examinations, refining the minor corrections category to typographical amendments only, to bridge the gap between minor corrections and the requirement to resubmit a thesis.

 

Thu 13 July 2017, 11:42 | Tags: Regulations

Revisions to Ordinances 7, 10, 11 and 13

At its meeting on 12 July 2017 the Council approved for the second time, an amendment to University Ordinance 7 on the Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties.

Rationale: To reflect the approved change in name of the Centre for Professional Education to the Centre for Teacher Education.

At its meeting on 12 July 2017 the Council approved for the first time, an amendment to University Ordinance 10 on Departments.

Rationale: To allow the wording of Ordinance 10 to be generalised to allow for flexibility in determining the appropriate leadership role as the nature and size of Departments change over time.

At its meeting on 12 July 2017 the Council approved for the first time, an amendment to University Ordinance 11 on the Appointment of Heads of Departments.

Rationale: That in some cases the role of Head of Department is incorporated into a broader substantive appointment, such as Chair, or Executive Dean and that such roles should not fall within the provisions of Ordinance 11.

On 21 June 2017, Chair's Action was taken on behalf of the Council to approve for the first time an amendment to University Ordinance 13 on Degrees and Diplomas.

At its meeting on 12 July 2017 the Council approved for the second time, an amendment to University Ordinance 13 on Degrees and Diplomas.

Rationale: To remove reference to the Master of Clinical Sciences (MClinSci), which is no longer offered.

Thu 13 July 2017, 09:39 | Tags: Ordinances

Revisions to Ordinance 7

At its meeting on 17 May 2017 the Council approved for the first time, an amendment to University Ordinance 7 on the Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties.

Rationale: To reflect the approved change in name of the Centre for Professional Education to the Centre for Teacher Education.

Fri 07 July 2017, 10:58 | Tags: Ordinances

Revisions to Ordinances 7 and 13

At its meeting on 8 February 2017 the Council approved for the second time amendments to University Ordinance 7 on the Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties in relation to the establishment of the Department of Warwick Foundation Studies.

Rationale: BFA: to include representation from the Language Centre on the BFA; BFM: a number of recommendations (see papers); reflection of the establishment of the School for Cross-Faculty Studies.

At its meeting on 8 February 2017 the Council approved for the second time amendments to University Ordinance 13 on Degrees and Diplomas.

Rationale: To institute the award of MS (Master of Science) for courses awarded jointly with the University of Warwick in California, and remove the award of Master of Surgery.

Fri 07 July 2017, 10:54 | Tags: Ordinances

Revisions to Regulation 8.3

At its meeting on 17 May 2017 the Council confirmed proposed changes to Regulation 8.3, Regulations for the Degree of BSc (and for the Degree of BA Awarded on the Recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Science) and for Undergraduate Masters Degrees in Science except for the Degree of BSc in Engineering and the Degree of BSc, Master of Engineering, (BSc, MEng) and BEng, Master of Engineering (BEng, MEng).

Rationale: To reflect changes to the Degrees of BEng and MEng in Computer Systems Engineering, as set out in SUGS.26/16-17 be approved, noting that the proposal for the change to Regulation 8.3 would take immediate effect and apply to current and incoming students as of the 2016/17 Examination Boards.

Fri 07 July 2017, 10:50 | Tags: Regulations

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