Working in partnership is central to the academic mission of Canterbury Christ Church University. Collaborative provision is a type of partnership in which ‘learning opportunities leading or contributing to the award of academic credit or a qualification … are delivered, assessed or supported through an arrangement with one or more organisations other than the degree-awarding body' (The UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Chapter B10: Managing Higher Education Provision with Others).
Collaborative programmes require start-up and monitoring procedures additional to those for programmes delivered exclusively by the University. Full details of the way in which the University approves and manages collaborative partnerships are available in the Quality Manual.
Approval of new collaborative partnerships
The University has approved a revised partnership approval process, which includes consideration of new collaborative partnerships by the Senior Management Team, prior to the commencement of academic planning and programme development.
The approval of non-collaborative partnerships is handled by the Department of International Partnership and Development or by UK Partnerships. If your non–collaborative partnership is UK based please contact Shelagh Barker on 01227 767700 ext 1612 to obtain the relevant form. If your partnership is international please contact Yang Liu on 01227 782759 to obtain the relevant form.
The Development of Collaborative Agreements
The following forms and templates are used in the creation and monitoring of Collaborative Provision agreements. Further details on each can be found in the Quality Manual.
For the annual monitoring of collaborative partnerships:
Additional papers offer further specific guidance:
A simple spreadsheet of institutions with which the University operates collaborate provision agreements: