Academic standards and quality regulations 2012-13
Introduction to ASQR
UHI’s academic standards and quality regulations help us to ensure we meet the regulatory requirements of higher education governing bodies, such as Quality Assurance Agency Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council.
In February 2011, UHI achieved university title. From that date onwards, all awards which would previously have been made by UHI Millennium Institute will be made by the University of the Highlands and Islands. (Postgraduate research degrees will continue to be awarded through the University of Aberdeen.)
UHI is changing its curriculum structure for all taught degree programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate) from a framework of 15-credit point modules to one of 20-credit point modules. There are different regulations applying to each framework, particularly relating to programme structure and assessment. Certain sections in these regulations (Sections 6, 14 and 17) therefore have two versions, one relating to the 15-credit point framework and the other relating to the 20-credit point framework. All programmes will commence delivery on the 20-credit point framework in 2012-13. During the transitional period, it may be necessary for students and staff to refer to both versions of the regulations. If a change in the regulations may result in different outcomes for a student, this will be resolved by applying the principle of 'no detriment'.
All new and amended student-specifc regulations were approved by Academic Council in March 2012. Changes to quality processes were approved by Academic Council in June 2012, and are now available on the website.
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