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ACADEMIC REGISTRY

Strategic Planning Cycle

Introduction

We believe good service planning is the cornerstone of effective performance management. It is a fundamental aspect of the ‘golden thread’ which links corporate objectives to team plans and in turn individual personal goals, enabling all staff at Anglia Ruskin University to identify and demonstrate their contribution to Anglia Ruskin’s continuing development and success. We believe that effective strategic planning is essential for us to make rational and informed decisions about levels and types of provision where resources, people, skills and assets are used well through clear links to our financial planning.

Strategic Planning Cycle

The Vice-Chancellor's Group (VCG) is committed to ensuring Anglia Ruskin’s corporate mission and aims are accurately filtered through the organisation. To this end all Faculties and Professional Services complete a strategic planning template which develops joined-up working between teams and an understanding of the link to our overarching Corporate Plan and Mission.

Our Mission and Values are a core component of our Strategic Planning Framework. They ensure that all Faculties and Professional Services (and particularly all staff within those organisational units) are able to identify their contribution to the ongoing success of Anglia Ruskin University.

The Strategic Planning Cycle at Anglia Ruskin
Our Mission and Values

External Strategic Requirements

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is responsible for distributing public money for HE in England. HEFCE funds essentially support four main areas of activity of Universities and Colleges:
• Learning and Teaching
• Research
• Widening participation and fair access
• Enhancing the contribution of HE to the economy and society

To demonstrate to HEFCE that the financial support Anglia Ruskin University receives is managed properly and effectively, we are asked to report to HEFCE periodically. Our Internal Strategic Planning frameworks have been aligned in such a way that they complement these statutory demands.

Curriculum Planning

The Curriculum Planning process is managed by the Academic Registry's Quality Assurance Service. Further details and electronic copies of the planning forms can be found on the Curriculum Planning page of this website.

Anglia Ruskin is also firmly committed to ensuring we have a robust curriculum planning process. All new courses and new delivery locations are considered by the Corporate Management Team (CMT) where the proposals are discussed by all Deans and Directors of Professional Services. Minor curriculum revisions (e.g. change of course title, change of managing Department) are considered by the Senate’s Academic Regulations Subcommittee. To obtain planning approval for new academic courses, course teams must prepare a rationale for the proposal in line with the current Faculty, Department and Corporate Plans. Information such as market demand, competitor analysis, likely student numbers and how the course fits in with existing courses offered is requested on the proposal form. Before submission to CMT the proposal must be approved and signed by the relevand Faculty Management Team(s). If the proposal has originated from a Joint Venute (JV) partner (currently University Centre Peterborough and the College of West Anglia) then this must also have the support of the Executive Director for the JV.