3.4.4: Withdrawal of Modules
1. Departments/schools are responsible for proposing the withdrawal of existing modules to the relevant Faculty Education Committee for approval. These proposals will normally be considered for approval by Chair's action, unless the proposal raises an issue of principle upon which guidelines do not exist or which is a matter of contention between departments/schools in which case the Chair may refer the proposal to the FEC itself.
2. If a department/school wishes to withdraw a module they should do so via the module outlines website (www.dur.ac.uk/module.outlines) for consideration by the Chair of the relevant Faculty Education Committee.
3. Please note that this applies only to permanent withdrawals. The temporary withdrawal of a module should be effected by the annotation of the appropriate programme regulations (see Section 3.3.5 for guidance).
4. Guidance on the use of the module outline system can be found on the website. If you would like to arrange a training session please contact your Faculty Support Administrator.
5. Departments/schools should ensure that due consideration is given, in advance of the submission of the withdrawal request, to the effects of the module withdrawal on other module pre- or co-requisites and, if applicable, on the Natural Sciences/ Combined Honours degrees.
6. Where a module withdrawal affects the programme regulations in the Faculty Handbook or Calendar, the requisite amendment should also be submitted (word processed; copies of the original regulations are available from the Academic Support Office) to the relevant Faculty Support Administrator.
7. The responsibility for amending programme regulations is a shared one between the proposing department/school and the Academic Support Office. The proposing department/school is responsible for drafting and submitting proposed changes to programme regulations; the Academic Support Office will, on request, provide advice to departments/schools on drafting proposed amendments to programme regulations.