The New Academic Model is the name for a wide-ranging set of reforms to UEA’s undergraduate learning & teaching regulations which were agreed in 2011 for implementation from 2013/14. The reforms were the outcome of a review and consultation process that extended over several years informed by best practice in the Higher Education Sector. A summary of the key objectives and key elements of the reform can be found here. The associated regulations were introduced in 2013/14.
This page provides further information on how the new regulations, the 'Bachelors and Integrated Masters Award' affects Learning and Teaching at UEA.
The key objectives of the reforms were:
- To set high expectations for students on the basis that they will be encouraged to engage well with their studies;
- To move emphasis from the module to the course as the principal unit for curriculum and assessment design and management; and
- To reduce where possible the number of summatively assessed pieces of work and to increase the number of formative assessments and to enhance the quality of feedback given to students.
- Students will be required to pass all modules under the new model, with a limited amount of compensation introduced from 2016/7 onwards
- Requirements for attendance will be set at school level. Students will be informed in advance which session will be monitored
- If students fail a module, they will have to meet certain criteria to be allowed to undertake reassessment
- The minimum module size will be 20 credits
- All courses will deliver clearly defined programme level learning outcomes