Academic Development and Quality Enhancement

Curriculum Development

Curriculum development is the process by which the University assures the quality of the courses that it offers to students. The University achieves this by allowing changes to courses to ensure that the content is updated to reflect current academic knowledge and practice, and also by ensuring that the structures used provide the best learning experiences possible for students. Academic staff who convene courses and modules are able to propose changes through consideration at their School’s Teaching and Learning Committee.

The following curriculum changes are considered to be major:

  • Changes to course or pathway structures
  • Changes to course or module level learning outcomes
  • Addition of new modules to courses
  • Suspension or withdrawal of modules
  • Changes to module titles
  • Changes to assessment modes
  • Changes to assessment weightings

The pro formas provided below should be used to submit proposals to STLC:

Curriculum Development Forms

Please contact curricdevelop@sussex.ac.uk if you have any questions.