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Curriculum Transformation: assessing the impact

The University is currently planning a comprehensive review of our curriculum.  The Curriculum Transformation project is reviewing the shape, design, and delivery of the curriculum, with the aim of making it easier for students to tailor and complete their degree, and of reducing the workload for teaching staff.  That project is engaging academic staff and students to work out what will work best academically and pedagogically.

But what about the impact on supporting services, including the Library, Educational Technology, and Information Systems?

Assessing that potential impact is the task for a new project that we have just started.  Our project team comprises an enterprise architect and a business analyst.  They will consult service owners and other stakeholders, to model the current state and to identify the key services that may need to change.  The range of possibly changes could be large, including  changes to IT systems and also to service provision such as course design and digital skills services.

Although the main transformation project has made substantial progress on the design of the new curriculum, that design is not yet finalised.  That nakes it harder for our project to assess any changes in supporting services, because we have to consider a range of possible options.  On the positive side, there is still time to influence the details of how the new curriculum will be structured.  For example, we may find that certain potential changes would have far-reaching consquences, in which case it may be prudent to tweakthe new design to reduce that impact.

There will be ongoing conversations between the project teams to make sure that everyone understands what the analysis is discovering, and to ensure that the analysts are focussing on the most important services and concerns.   The results of this work will feed into a business plan for implementing the new curriculum, and the architecture models that we produce will  help to guide that implementation.

Curriculum Transformation Programme

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