Committee activity in the last academic session (Academic Year 2021/22).
1. Input as required into Curriculum Transformation project (led by Education Committee, carried forward from 2019/20)
The Committee has not yet been required to provide detailed input in to this project, although the Committee's experience with regards to the diversification of PGT degree models has been fed into the discussions of the Curriculum Transformation Project. The Committee expects to have greater involvement at the detailed design and implementation stages, as there are where interaction with academic regulations will occur.
2. Review of Enhancement-Led Institutional Review outputs and take action as required (Carried forward from 2019/20)
The Committee has not yet been asked to consider any policy or regulation changes as a result of this work. Discussions with relevant colleagues have occurred when the regular work of the Committee has overlapped with points of the ELIR action plan. For instance, APRC discussions around possible changes to coursework extensions and the ELIR response on assessment and feedback.
3. Monitor any requirement for longer term regulatory and policy changes as a result of Covid-19 and take appropriate action as required (Continued from 2020/21)
The Committee has not needed to make any regulatory or policy changes as a result of Covid-19 in 2021-22. The Committee continues to monitor the requirement for longer term regulatory and policy changes as a result of Covid-19.
4. Other Matters considered during the year
Other key items considered by Academic Policy and Regulations Committee during the year included:
- The potential impact of industrial action
- Changes to terminology arising from the implementation of the new student support model
- Short-term adjustments to the policy around extensions and special circumstances
- Minor updates to the Support for Study Policy
- Arrangements for awarding credit to UG students who have a single semester overseas
- Mechanisms for approving courses and programmes offered by EFI