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Principles of Effective Course Leadership

The Principles of Effective Course Leadership were developed in collaboration with existing Course Leaders by identifying good practice and successful ways of working. These 10 principles are designed to provide a flexible, but consistent bench mark for Colleges to work towards, alongside the role outlines which aim to clarify expectations of the various course leader roles and provide a basis for discussions about succession planning and development needs of academic colleagues.

Principles of Effective Course Leadership

UG and PG CL role

Apprenticeship CL role

Collaborative CL role

Support for all course leaders

 

Principles of Effective Course Leadership

The Principles of effective course leadership – June 2020, allow you to explore the 10 principles in further detail, providing examples and prompts for good practice. 

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UG and PG Course Leader Role outline

Approved by the Shaping Futures and Building a Great University Pillars Boards, this role is a high level outline of the key responsibilities of a UG and PG course leader. The context and precise activities may differ according to type, size and complexity of course.

This should therefore be read in conjunction with more detailed guidance available on:

Apprenticeships Course Leader (ACL) Role outline

Approved by the Shaping Futures and Building a Great University Pillars Boards, this role is a high level outline of the key responsibilities of an apprenticeship course leader. The context and precise activities may differ according to type, size and complexity of course. For the purposes of this role outline the definition of the course team will include colleagues based in the employment setting.

This should therefore be read in conjunction with more detailed guidance available on:

  • Training and Development page – apprenticeship section. 
  • Support for Course and Module Design and Delivery : covers aspects of core activities – * Hallam Model     Planning and Delivery our Course Principles 2021/22     Timeline of T&L activities     Quality Assurance     Curriculum View/Catalogue/SITS   Resources to support course and module leader activity     Evaluation     Hallam Welcome     Inclusivity and Accessibility     The Source   *   Professional Development Activities (CPD)   *   Personal and Professional Development Planning (PPDP).
  • Apprenticeship, Employability and Work-Based Learning : covers elements of –  Higher and Degree Apprenticeships (HDA)   Highly Skilled Employment (HSE)   Careers and Employment  *  Applied Learning in Practice  *  UK Partnerships  *  Course Design and Delivery  *  Work-Based Learning Coaches  *  Contacts. 

Collaborative Course Leader (CCL) Role outline

Approved by the Shaping Futures and Building a Great University Pillars Boards, this role outline is a high level description of the key responsibilities of a collaborative course leader. The purpose of this role is to:

  • Develop and maintain a supportive and effective relationship with an approved collaborative partner organisation (PO).
  • Ensure the delivery of a quality student experience, compliant with the University’s quality assurance framework and other relevant rules and regulations.
  • To act as an ambassador for the University whilst working with a collaborative PO.

The context of the various activities will differ according to type, size and complexity of course.

This should therefore be read in conjunction with more detailed guidance available on:

  • Training and Development page – collaborative section. 
  • Support for Course and Module Design and Delivery : covers aspects of core activities – * Hallam Model     Planning and Delivery our Course Principles 2021/22     Timeline of T&L activities     Quality Assurance     Curriculum View/Catalogue/SITS   Resources to support course and module leader activity     Evaluation     Hallam Welcome     Inclusivity and Accessibility     The Source   *   Professional Development Activities (CPD)   *   Personal and Professional Development Planning (PPDP).

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Support for Course Leaders

Here we guide you to a range of information and resources that can support you and your course. 

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If you have any queries about this page, please contact the Academic Development & Diversity Team.   Last updated: 29th July 2021 – NB