Please click on a relevant section below to view quality and standards guides.
Advice and support for teaching and course design+
The Academic Practice team provide support for staff in all aspects of teaching and course development. We provide advice across a wide range of issues, from interpretation of policy, curriculum design, development of effective teaching and assessment practices, working with institutional data, continuing professional development and evaluating teaching interventions. We provide support at multiple levels, working directly with programme and departmental teams, and with individual academic, managerial and support staff. We also host the accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert LTHE) and 3i’s - Information, Ideas & Insights programme, as well as numerous cross-institutional workshops and educational forums to encourage dissemination of practice and networking. We are also responsible for supporting staff through the Higher Education Academy's recognition scheme.
Boards of Study+
For the Board of Study (BoS) Protocol please visit our committees page.
Integration of the World of Work Skills Certificate Process+
Integration of the World of Work Skills Certificate Process Please click here to view the staff fact sheet regarding Undergraduate curriculum enhancement and the World of Work programme.
Guidelines for embedding World of Work Skills Certificate into programme modules at Levels 5 and 6. Please click here to view guidelines.
Learning Technologies Help+
For help with Blackboard or any other learning technology, please access the 'help' tab in Blackboard. This resource contains lots of printable guides and videos to help get your started. Alternatively, please visit our Learning and Technology page.
Methods of Practice+
Academic Framework Regulations 2013/14
The regulations apply to all taught LJMU programmes that lead to a validated award, wherever delivered. Any exceptions to the regulations must comply with sections A1.5 - A1.8.
The Framework is accompanied by the Methods of Practice handbook (detailed below).
Section One – Interpreting the Academic Framework Regulations, 2013 - 14
This section provides a commentary on the regulations and will remain unaltered for the academic year, barring exceptional circumstances.
Section Two – Related LJMU Policies
This section provides information about related LJMU policies that are relevant to the regulations but that are not part of the Academic Framework regulations. It covers the Board of Study, e-submission, Personal Tutoring and Personal Development Planning, attendance policy and feedback to students.
Section Three – Effective Practice
This section provides guidance about effective practice in areas covered by the Academic Framework. It has information on programme aims and learning outcomes, curriculum mapping, programme design in a 24 credit module curriculum structure, time on task and use of private study time, students with long term illness or disability, equality legislation and its impact on the curriculum design, an inclusive curriculum, technology enhanced learning, the use of institutional data to inform practice, key dates for programme teams using a standard academic calendar.
Section Four – The Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning
This section provides information about the policy and processes associated with AP(E)L.
Section Five – Work Related Learning and Additional Information
This section covers Graduate Skills, Work Related Learning, the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) and the Equality Act (2010).
Section Six – Professional Doctorates
This section provides information about the policy and processes associated with Professional Doctorates.
Sections 2, 3 and 5 will be updated as required. Examples of effective practice or suggestions for additional information are welcome. Please contact Pat Eastwood, Academic Registry, e-mail email@example.com ext 8676. Sections 1, 4 and 6 will remain unaltered for the academic year, barring exceptional circumstances.
Other relevant manuals
Quality process documents: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Academic_Enhancement/121985.htm
Ofsted / Training Development Agency (TDA)+
For further information please contact Debbie Bracy on 0151 231 5307 or firstname.lastname@example.org, who is based within the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, I.M.Marsh Campus.
Personal Tutors have an important cross-module, Programme-level role to play in guiding students’ progress through their studies and encouraging their full participation in all that the University has to offer.
The primary purpose of the Personal Tutor is: To assist tutees in their academic development whilst at University, whilst also having a role in supporting their personal and professional development
The information and guidance provided via this website is designed to help staff with a Personal Tutoring role within LJMU. It sets out responsibilities, referral advice and gives guidance on what to do when asked about particular issues, it also provides links to case studies of different Personal Tutoring models. There is also a list of useful telephone numbers and websites of support services. Tutors are not expected to advise students on non-academic matters for which there is specialist support available within the University for students and staff. The guide is intended to supplement the expectations on staff and students as indicated in LJMU’s Personal Tutoring Policy approved in June 2013.
Personal Tutoring Policy, includes responsibilities of Personal Tutors and students as well as indicative schedule for Personal Tutor Meetings.
Managing Personal Tutoring via Programme Community Sites in Blackboard
Responding to Student's Frequently Asked Questions
Referral Guidelines and Contact List
Template for Student Record of Personal Tutor Meetings
Supporting Enterprising Students
Programme and Module Guides+
Module Guide Template 2014-15
Programme Guide Template 2014-15 (Undergraduate)
Programme Guide Template 2014-15 (Postgraduate)
Guidance for Staff - Module Guides
Guidance for Staff - Programme Guides
Guidance for Approvers
For further information, please contact Emma Williams on 0151 231 8770 or E.V.Williams@ljmu.ac.uk
ProdCat Guidance Notes - this document will be uploaded shortly
Programme Specification Guidance Internal Provision
Programme Specification Guidance Collaborative Provision
QAA Guidelines for preparing Programme Specification
Provision of Feedback to Students: Guidance and Examples of Practice+
Historical LDU Guides+
The links in the following guides may no longer be accurate. For further information about these guides, email: email@example.com
Effective practice in assessment - 'Blue Book' 3rd Edition (Sept 2008)
Curriculum Design Guide - Revised Edition (Jan 2010)
Effective integration of WoW in 24 credit year-long modules (June 2010)
Effective learning in 24 credit year long modules (Jan 2010)
LJMU Plus Implementation Guide: Work Related Learning and Graduate Skills (Nov 2006)
Learning & Teaching
An introductory guide to learning in the field: Are we there yet? (May 2006)
An introductory guide to learning in the laboratory (Sept 2007)Learner Support Guide (Dec 2004)
PDP in the context of Work Related Learning and Graduate Skills (June 2007)
PDP in the context of Work Related Learning and Graduate Skills - Examples, Case Studies and Further Information (June 2007)
Personal Tutoring ...a guide (Aug 2005)
Personal Tutoring ...a guide for staff in partner colleges (Jan 2007)
Supporting Professional Standards: Review of the HEA Subject Network Resources (May 2006)
Subject Programme Leaders Guide (Apr 2006)
Work Related Learning and Employers (Sep 2007)