Collaborative provision amendments
The process for making changes to collaborative arrangements will vary according to the category of the arrangement and the type of amendment proposed.
Decisions to make minor amendments to collaborative arrangements which do not change the nature of the collaboration can be approved via the School Taught Student Education Committee and actioned at any time during the term of the legal agreement. The proposal form to amend existing collaborative arrangements will need to be completed. Examples of minor amendments to a collaborative arrangement would be similar to those employed for non-collaborative provision, and would in most cases not be specific to the arrangement and therefore approved under normal STSEC procedures (for example, module withdrawals).
Small scholarship adjustments, entry requirements and expected student numbers also constitute minor amendments, but should also be done in consultation with the International Office. Potential impacts in terms of recruitment and resources should be considered. Changes to the contract will be drafted and shared with the partner by the International Office.
Changes to an agreement which represent a new proposal (eg adding another programme) should go through the full collaborative programme approval process.
Where schools wish to extend a collaboration with an existing partner to include an additional agreement of a new type (eg the existing arrangement is an articulation but both parties wish to develop a joint degree), the proposal for the new model of collaboration would need to go through the full approval process for the relevant model.
Where the proposal is to extend the existing model of collaboration (eg an articulation) to include another school or faculty at Leeds, the proposal would need to go through the full collaborative programme approval process for the school/faculty joining the agreement.
Where partner universities operate across multiple campuses, there may be a wish to extend the agreement to include students from different locations studying the same programme. This does not represent a new agreement and is treated as an extension to the existing arrangement by adding new progression routes. This can be approved via STSEC as a minor amendment. Changes to the contract will be drafted and shared with the partner by the International Office.