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Durham University

Learning and Teaching Handbook

4.2: Annual Programme Review for Taught Programmes

Please note: The process of annual monitoring (previously known as Annual Review) is currently being revised. Historically, academic departments had been required to review their educational provision on an annual basis, and to subsequently produce a reflective SWOT analysis and action plan for consideration by the Faculty in Michaelmas Term.

As recommended by the RADAA Senate Working Group, and considered by Senate in June 2017, the revised process will reduce department input to the absolute minimum required, creating more space for meaningful discussion of and innovation in teaching practice. As part of the revised process, an Annual Quality Report will be provided to each department in the Autumn; departments will be asked to respond to key issues highlighted, and to a small set of queries concerning student engagement and strategic curriculum planning. Key educational issues will be considered through the Planning Round..