To modify an existing module, a module modification form must be completed. This must be accompanied by the module’s current specification form, on which the required changes should be clearly marked, either by using tracked changes or striking through deletions and underlining insertions. This is so the Curriculum Management Team know which module information to alter in the Banner records system.
All module modifications need to be approved by the School Education Committee (or equivalent). Some Colleges also require approval by the College Quality Assurance and Approval Committee (usually by Chair’s Action); please contact your College Academic Policy Partner if you are unsure of the practice in your College.
When making changes to modules, please ensure you adhere to the deadlines created to comply with guidance created by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This is usually the January before delivery for optional modules, and the June that is 15 months before delivery for compulsory modules.
Please refer to the CMA guidance and the memo on curriculum information and timetabling for 2020/21 (PDF - 233KB).
Not all changes require formal approval; changes to formative assessment, the semester in which the module is delivered, and to the module lead can be made simply by emailing the Curriculum Management Team.
Note that for 19/20, the module proposal and modification forms have been merged (to reduce the number of forms); simply select the ‘modification’ option from the drop-down menu and answer the questions relevant to modifications.