Programme Leaders at PML
The successful design, maintenance and delivery of a programme curriculum under PML pedagogy lies in the hand of Programme leaders. This means that Programme Leaders are responsible for acting as academic lead for the programme and to the team of staff who contribute modules to the programme.
Programme leaders are ultimately responsible for academic leadership, management and assessment, for the programme they have been designated to lead on. Programme leaders are responsible for delivering the programme using appropriate teaching, learning and assessment methods, effecting any necessary modifications, communicating information to students. They ensure the effective planning, management and review of the programme, adhering to specified monitoring and evaluation procedures. Programme leaders are also responsible for taking forward any new programme proposals following due process and in accordance with their department strategy.
In relation to their named programme, a Programme Leader will be responsible for:
- Certifying that the programme is academically coherent and adheres to new research and developments;
- Providing leadership to the team of staff who contribute to module development and teaching for the core and optional elements of the programme;
- Ensuring that the programme is responsive to market need and that it will bridge the skill mismatch gap;
- Keeping up to date with learning and teaching developments and being alert to best practices
- Ensuring that student evaluation of modules and programmes is managed effectively and used to enhance provision for current and/or future cohorts.
Programme leadership entails responsibility for the overall design of the programme, monitoring the programme in operation and ongoing programme design, maintenance and improvement.
Assessment and Feedback
- Ensuring that the intended learning outcomes, at all levels, are clear and appropriate for the level of the qualification;
- Ensuring that assessment criteria and marking schemes on all modules are clear and explicitly communicated to and explored with students;
- Ensuring that assessments are planned across the programme so that there is a diversity of assessment methods and clustering is avoided.
Student Engagement and Performance
- Monitoring of student performance on the programme;
- Meeting with the relevant staff to oversee analysis and response to student feedback collected internally and externally and external examiners’ reports;
- Developing appropriate ways of engaging students as partners, for example in generating ideas for enhancing provision and in decision-making, in order to enrich their academic and personal experience.
Hence, a Programme Leader at PML plays an active part in the development of the Department’s portfolio of programmes and the enhancement of the student academic experience. The Programme Leader in turn finally reports to the Chief Executive Officer of PML.