Steps for the implementation of a program through a partnership onshore or offshore
An Expression of Interest must have been developed and approved by the relevant PVC (Academic), and DVC (International and Deveopment) prior to commencing this process.
An International Implementation Plan must be prepared to address strategic and legal issues. This document incorporates the Annexure to the legal agreement with the partner institution. The proposal must be endorsed by the DPVC (L&T) and approved by the VCE before entering into an agreement with the offshore institutional partner
- School notifies ARG (Course and Program Administration) and the Secretary of Policy and Programs Committee (for noting only) of the intention to develop an offshore program using the Notice of Intent proforma
- ARG (Course and Program Administration) will notify you of the new plan code
Complete the Higher Education Draft Program Details template and Higher Education Course Forms (for any New or Amended courses) and forward to ARG (Course and Program Administration)
- ARG (Course and Program Administration) will create/amend any new or amended courses and upload the amended program structure into PeopleSoft and will advise the program development team the structure has been created
- Program development team will create a ‘New Draft’ and ‘Refresh’ the Program Guide within the system
The Program Guide for the new partnership (accompanied by the approved International Implementation Plan) are submitted to the Academic Development Committee and College Board for endorsement
The endorsed Program Guide and associated documentation (including the approved International Implementation Plan) need to be forwarded to the Policy and Programs Committee and Academic Board for approval.
Note: If the award to be offered has not been approved by the Academic Board, then Steps for the Development of New Programs must be followed
Council notes the approval of the Program Guide by Academic Board
ARG (Course and Program Administration) then approves and publishes the Program Guide within the Program Guide System. The published program guide will then be visible on the web page at http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook
The Program’s Part B Course Guides, which are based on the Part A Course Guides and provide information relevant to students at a particular location, need to be developed.
1. Programs offered offshore, under normal circumstances, must also be offered onshore. Creation of offshore-only programs requires clear justification, and must be within the regulatory requirements of the relevant country.
2. Delivery of a program at an offshore training partner would not normally include the creation of new courses that are not offered onshore by RMIT. Creation of new courses requires clear justification.
3. A limited range of elective courses may be offered through an offshore training partner on the basis of the need for profitability and that articulating students may already have a broad education at tertiary level or have other opportunities to acquire elective studies.[Next: Supporting documents and information ]