Supporting and Improving Course Organisation and Management
SICOM was a three year Change Programme to develop an UAL infrastructure to support course organisation and management effectively.
Collaborating with the Registry Services Review and Technicians Review Project, SICOM developed and introduced the SICOM model , a team approach to supporting programmes (College Programmes (from February 2013) [XLSX 19KB].
The teams were in place for the start of 2012/13 and team members have a standardised Job Descriptions, which HR will maintain in the longer term.
College Programmes and their teams (pdf)
Courses in each programme (pdf)
Although some Programme teams have been working together for a while for others it is a new experience. Staff development is on offer to help out.
Evaluation and Review
Evaluation is a long term exercise designed to provide feedback and stimulate discussion to help embed the SICOM model. The outline evaluation plan by Dr Duna Sabri, who is undertaking the research, can be found here. To request the first of the three reports by Dr Sabri discussing and evaluating staff expectations of SICOM please contact email@example.com.
Assessment and Quality have worked with staff from across the University to develop quality processes based around Programmes. Details can be found on their website.
SICOM was started as an exploratory project in 2008 and launched as a Change Programme in 2009. The recommendations from the initial exploratory report (2009) have been developed and implemneted in four phases.
Last Updated 15/04/13