The Curriculum Management System supports the approval process for introducing new courses and programmes or amending or withdrawing existing courses and programmes.

Click here to access the Course and Approval Section of the Academic Quality Handbook and on to the Curriculum Management System.

A project to improve functionality and usability of the Curriculum Management System is underway; due for delivery in September 2019.

 

Background

The Curriculum Management System is the single source for all course and programme related data, including course requisites and teaching pattern and timetabling information.

In using the Curriculum Management System users can select the type of change to a course or programme, then the system uses the relevant workflow to ensure that it only goes through the necessary approval steps. The system provides information that links intended learning outcomes with assessment and so will help improve the student experience, particularly in relation to assessment.

Not all aspects of the new system are available, specifically the interfaces that feed data to other University systems, eg the Catalogue of Courses, Prospectus and Student Records system.

 

Guides

A guide on initial steps when using the system is available here.

Detailed user guides on how to use the Curriculum Management system are available here. They can also be found within the Curriculum Management system, by clicking the ‘?’ in the top right corner of the screen.

 

School Planning Process and Deadlines

In adherence to the Annual School Planning process and deadlines, a business case is required for all new programmes and programme withdrawals. Further information is available here.

 

User Access

Before requesting access please check if you have already been set up by clicking here – if it takes you straight into the system you are already set up. If you are asked for your user ID and password, you may need to request access – do this by emailing curriculum@abdn.ac.uk

 

Training

Dates of forthcoming training sessions:

No dates currently scheduled

 

Intended Benefits

  • Single repository for data and information about curricula
  • Single entry multiple use data
  • More robust processing and approval of new programme business cases supporting the institutional planning process
  • Enhanced transparency on curriculum: clarity of what will constitute success in relation to course (and programme) outcomes will better enable students to understand the linkage between monitoring and their ability to achieve the learning outcomes
  • Outcome based approach to course design: Improved alignment between learning outcomes and assessment (and graduate attributes) and increased diversity in forms of assessment
  • Enhanced compliance with the Quality Code (Chapter B1, Programme Design and Approval) through outcome-based approach
  • Flexible editing and version control
  • Streamlined development and quality assurance of new curricula and modifications
  • Authorisation path dependent on required quality assurance
  • Enhanced transparency on curriculum development: statistics relating to new and amended curricula will allow strategic reflection and planning on how the curriculum is evolving
  • Interfaces - Relevant data transferred electronically to other systems removing the need for manual entry
  • Error reduction in completing forms