Programme Appraisal and Enhancement (PAE)

The PAE process applies to all undergraduate (standard and non-standard), taught postgraduate programmes and UK and overseas collaborative provision (CP). 

The PAE ensures that one plan records ALL programme enhancements whether generated at programme, subject, department, faculty or institutional level and is pivotal to the university’s programme monitoring process to ensure academic standards are being maintained. The PAE template and guidance has been updated following consultation activities and feedback from the first year of use.

Faculty provision – please use the faculty PAE template, PAE guidance, and the example completed PAE with input from all faculty Associate Professors Quality and compiled by the Director of Teaching and Learning. 

Collaborative provision (CP) – please use the CP PAE template and CP PAE guidance.

Please note that the Programme Management Board (PMB) or equivalent sign off date for the first iteration of ALL 2018/19 PAEs is 21 September 2018. All PAEs must have complete MLF/CLF/NSS action plan points clearly defined by 21 September.

The dates above extend to collaborative partners who should ensure that a PMB or equivalent has signed off the first PAE version that will be submitted to DAQ.

PAEs are live documents and are expected to be updated as new information becomes available but as a minimum prior to submission to each meeting of a PMB or equivalent throughout the academic year. Programme Leaders are to include data from NSS/MLF and CLF when compiling their actions. For general advice on SMART actions please use the guidance. In addition, there is an example completed PAE (to follow) to help colleagues with their PAE including a range of actions.

PAE briefings and drop in sessions will be held to support programme leaders who are completing the PAE as follows:

PAE briefing sessions

Thursday 14 June 2018 – 11am to 12.30pm – GH 4.71
Tuesday 19 June 2018 – 11am to 12.30pm – GH 3.54
Wednesday 27 June 2018 – 1pm to 2.30pm – GH 4.71
Thursday 5 July 2018 – 2pm to 3.30pm – HU 1.48
Tuesday 4 September 2018 – 10am to 11.30am – HU 2.32
Thursday 6 September 2018 – 10am to 11.30am – GH 3.52

PAE drop in sessions

Wednesday 5 September 2018 – 12pm to 2pm - GH 3.51
Friday 7 September 2018 – 12pm to 2pm – GH 3.51
Monday 10 September 2018 – 12pm to 2pm – GH 3.51
Thursday 13 September 2018 - 12pm to 2pm – GH 3.51

Please book your place via the My Development tile on DMUhub.

Please contact your faculty Associate Professor Quality if you have any queries or Louise Salmon. Collaborative partners should contact Sophia Harding.

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