If the collaboration involves the development of a new programme, the final Validation Panel report, when confirmed by the Chair, together with the programme specification will be forwarded to the University’s Courses and Regulations Group (CRG) for formal approval of the programme regulations. The decision of the CRG shall be reported to the CPG.
The final Validation Panel report, together with the Programme Team’s response and the Business Plan/Case approved by the Director of Finance, will be submitted to the CPG, who will make appropriate recommendation(s) to the Education Committee and the decision shall be reported to CRG. The Education Committee will make the final decision on whether or not to proceed with the collaboration. This decision will be reported to Academic Council. Where the validation process is linked to a strategic agreement, the arrangement will be considered by Academic Council for recommendation to Senate for formal approval.