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M: Approval of Degree Programmes and Course Syllabuses

[See also Course approval pages]

1. On the recommendation of the Academic Quality and Standards Committee the Senate approved a revised process for the approval of new modules and amendments to modules w.e.f. the academic year 2010/11. Full details are available on the Teaching Quality Office web-site at:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/quality/categories/courseapproval/

2. For inclusion in UCAS, new undergraduate degree courses need to be approved by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Senate no later than at the final meeting of the Autumn Term two years before the degree is due to be introduced (Senate 95e(vii)/85-86).

3. When submitting proposals for new degree courses for consideration by Sub-Faculties, Faculty Boards, the Boards of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Senate, departments shall provide information according to the requirements publicised by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee.

4. When presenting syllabuses for new degree courses to the Faculty Boards, departments shall at the same time submit their recommendations to the Board of Undergraduate (or Graduate) Studies and the Academic Quality and Standards Committee, and the Faculty Board shall inform the Board of Undergraduate (or Graduate) Studies of its recommendations to the Senate concerning the new degree syllabus, so that the Senate can consider reports from all committees at the same time (Senate 153c(i).85-86).

5. Individual course syllabuses submitted by departments to Sub-Faculties and Faculty Boards shall include information requirements as publicised by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee.

6. The process for discontinuation of courses is set out here