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									ACADEMIC COLLABORATION PROPOSAL PROFORMA




This proforma should be used when active consideration is being given to collaborate. The completed proforma
should be submitted to the Academic Development Committee (ADC) Further work on the proposal to
collaborate should only occur once approval to collaborate has been obtained from ADC.

PART I – GENERAL INFORMATION


Franchised Course                                        Credit-Rating of External Provision             

Validated Course                                         Student Exchange Study Period                   

Other                                        

(tick as appropriate)


Name of Proposed Partner Institution/Educational Provider


Sector (i.e. Public/Private)


Location


Description of Collaboration




Rationale for Collaboration (including appropriateness to Mission/Strategic Plan and benefits to each party, i.e.
School, University and Collaborative Partner)




Brief History of Contact with Partner




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PART II - COURSE DETAILS


Course Title

Course Type                            Undergraduate                         Postgraduate

Mode of Delivery

Location of Delivery



Proposed Moderator

Host School/Department/Faculties

Proposed Number of Students in First Cohort

Anticipated Number of Students on Subsequent Cohorts

Projected Date of First Intake

Has the School contacted any relevant Professional/Statutory
/Regulatory bodies to inform them of the proposed                             YES/NO
collaborative venture?


                                                                              YES/NO
Potential Conflict with Current University Provision

If ‘Yes’ to the above, please provide details.




Does the Institution/Provider have the relevant Academic                      YES/NO
Expertise?

If ‘No’ to the above, please provide details of how this will be provided.




Assessment Arrangements
Please provide details of proposed assessment arrangements.




External Examiners
Please provide details of proposed External Examiner arrangements.




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Course Duration, Credit Accumulation and Exit Awards

                    Stage                       Credits and Level                       Exit Awards




PART III - INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

It is recommended the assistance of the International Office be sought when completing this section.

Is government or education department authority approval required for collaboration?                        YES /NO

Is the proposed partner legally allowed to deliver HE within the country concerned?                         YES /NO

Is the proposed partner legally allowed to collaborate on the delivery of HE?                               YES /NO

(Documentary evidence in relation to all of the above, where appropriate, should be obtained and provided by the
School proposing the Academic Collaboration; for example, information can be sought on proposed partners from
the British Council and/or prospective Partner Institution, or from the National Academic Recognition Information
Centre (UK - NARIC).

Background Details on the Proposed Partner
(Include size of institution (students/staff); nature of business; an appraisal of its financial strength and
viability; the local educational context, operating environment. Details of any current/previous collaborative
relationships (and any which have failed). Enquiries must be made of any awarding institution known to have a
current or previous relationship with the prospective Partner Institution.)




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PART IV - FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

All course/programme proposals must be tested through Financial Service’s Collaborative Course
Costing Model, and must be attached as an Appendix to this proforma.

Papers requiring Financial Services sign-off must be submitted at least four weeks before the
Academic Development Committee meeting otherwise there is no guarantee that papers can be
processed in sufficient time for submission to that ADC meeting.

Proposed Financial Arrangements for Approval
(To include the charge to be made to the partner for conducting the Approval/Validation/Association event).
Financial Services must be consulted when completing this section.)




Fee Structure and Costing
(Based on projected student numbers per annum [or per intake to the agreement], the fee structure and likely
income, staff time etc.). Financial Services should be consulted when completing this section. The Financial Annex
to the Contract of Collaboration will be based on the arrangements approved by the ADC.)




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PART V - SIGNATURES


Each proposal requires the following signatures, in sequence, before submission to the Academic
Development Committee.

Where a proposal is being developed between two or more Schools or Faculties, the proposal
requires the signature of each Head of School/Associate Dean and Dean of Faculty involved.


Head(s) of School/Associate Dean(s)                                                                    Date
Signature by the Head of School/Associate Dean(s) confirms:
(i) their endorsement of this proposal
(ii) their support for the collaboration by the University subject to normal approval/validation
      requirements
(iii) that all relevant documentation has been included, e.g. Financial Annex and Risk Assessment
      Tool.


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Dean(s) of Faculty                                                                                     Date

Signature by the Dean(s) of Faculty confirms
(i) their endorsement of this proposal
(ii) their support for the collaboration by the University subject to normal approval/validation
     requirements


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Head of Finance (or nominee)                                                                           Date
Signature by the Head of Finance (or nominee) confirms that, on the basis of the information
supplied, the Collaborative Course Costing Model has been appropriately applied to this proposal,
and that the viability of the Partner Institution has been investigated


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                                   ACADEMIC COLLABORATION

                                     RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL



Please complete by circling the relevant number.

1 = Low Risk, 2= Medium Risk, 3 = High Risk


Risk                                                                              Level
Student Language
UK or overseas - English first language                                               1
UK based - English second language                                                    2
Overseas - English second language                                                    3
Location of Partner Institution
UK                                                                                    1
European                                                                              2
Other                                                                                 3
Status of Partner Institution
University                                                                            1
FE College                                                                            2
Private College/Organisation                                                          3
Resource Status of Partner Institution
Large, Well resourced                                                                 1
Small, Well resourced                                                                 2
Any size, but limited/poorly resourced                                                3
Partner’s Expertise within the Subject Area
Extensive                                                                             1
Moderate                                                                              2
Minimal                                                                               3
Partner’s Previous Experience of Collaboration
At this level                                                                         1
At lower level                                                                        2
None                                                                                  3
Host School’s Experience of Collaboration
Overseas                                                                              1
UK                                                                                    2
None                                                                                  3
Course
Established Collaborative Course                                                      1
Existing Course                                                                       2
New Course                                                                            3
Credit Level
N/A                                                                                   1
Undergraduate, i.e. SCQF7, 8, 9 10                                                    2
Postgraduate, i.e. SCQF11                                                             3

Total Score


Scores 9-14 Low Risk, 15-21 Medium Risk, 22-27 High Risk

The completed Risk Assessment Tool should accompany the completed Academic Collaborative Proposal
Proforma for submission to the Academic Development Committee.




Acknowledgement: This document had been modelled on the Risk Assessment Tool developed by the
University of Greenwich.




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