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University of South Wales ‘Regulations for Taught Courses’: An overview of the differences between UoG and USW. Hayley Burns Head of Quality Unit. The approach to the USW regulatory framework. Based on the Glamorgan legal framework Mapping exercise undertaken

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University of south wales regulations for taught courses

University of South Wales ‘Regulations for Taught Courses’:

An overview of the differences between UoG and USW

Hayley Burns

Head of Quality Unit


The approach to the usw regulatory framework
The approach to the Courses’: USW regulatory framework

  • Based on the Glamorgan legal framework

  • Mapping exercise undertaken

  • Identification of best practice

  • Applicability to USW and UoW where possible


Deletions
Deletions Courses’:

  • Partner institutions using different structures to the on-campus modular structure

  • Modules can have exit points

  • ‘Wildcards’ have been removed. However, students may still substitute modules (up to 20 credits per level) provided that the learning outcomes of the course have still been met

  • The section on impartial examiners is not relevant

  • Second awards

  • Priorities for access to modules

  • Shared ownership courses


Clarifications
Clarifications Courses’:

  • Whilst the content of the module is constant the same module can be developed to be assessed at different levels providing two module codes are assigned in order to differentiate the levels and the assessments and learning outcomes reflect the level of study [A.1.4.1]

  • Assessment methods for each module can be amended without revalidation, through the interim modifications process [A.1.4.3]

  • Students’ total learning time is ten notional hours [A.1.4.4]

  • Transfer between courses is subject to consideration of the student’s learning to date and the decision will be taken by the Course Leader [A.1.5.4]

  • Formative assessment is not included in assessment grades [A.2.5.1.1]

  • Transcripts are provided to students (and do not have to be requested) [A.2.9.10[b]]


Amendments
Amendments Courses’:

  • APL regulations and procedures [A.2.3.10]

  • HNC, HND and FD’s Credits [A.1.3.5]

  • Integrated Master’s [A.2.9.7]

  • Permission to undertake examinations in alternative venues [A.2.5.7]

  • Assessment through the medium of Welsh [A.2.5.6]

  • Attendance [A.2.4]

  • Progression and re-assessment [A.2.8]


Additions
Additions Courses’:

  • The adoption of the UWN formal minimum and maximum registration periods [A.2.2.8]

  • The adoption of the UWN regulations on aegrotat and posthumous awards [A.2.9.11]


Key contacts
Key Contacts Courses’:

  • Hayley Burns, Head of Quality Unit, Pontypridd and Cardiff Campuses

    email: hayley.burns@southwales.ac.uk tel: 01443 482725

  • Siobhan Coakley, Head of Collaborative Partnerships, Pontypridd and Cardiff Campuses

    email: siobhan.coakley@southwales.ac.uk tel: 01443 482448

  • Elisa Tavares Llewellyn, Head of Quality Support, Caerleon and City Campuses

    email: elisa.tavaresllewellyn@southwales.ac.uk tel: 01633 432479


Academic standards quality framework website
Academic Standards & Quality Framework Website Courses’:

The website for academic standards and quality is at:

http://academicregistry.southwales.ac.uk/qualityframework/