Partnerships as a term encompasses all collaborative activity except validation. Partnership provision usually involves the award of City, University of London credit or awards.
In advance of the usual processes for programme approval, schools and departments considering developing programmes with partnerships provision will need to complete the Stage 0 approval process. There are also additional areas to be considered during the Stage 1 and 2 programme approval process. Information on all three stages can be found here.
Academic Partnership Coordinator
Each programme involving partnership provision will have a link tutor who will oversee the academic development of the programme and act as the main point of contact between City and the Partner Institution. The role is a flexible one as the amount of time required will vary depending on the partner and the complexity of the provision. In the event of a Partner Institution having a large number of programmes or being spread across more than one School, there would be the potential for more than one Academic Partnership Coordinator. A role profile for Academic Partnership Coordinators is available here.
Section 3: Programme Development, Approval and Amendment and Section 10: Partnership Provision of the Quality Manual includes the information staff need to develop a programme which involves partnership provision.