Types of Collaborative Partnerships

Types of Collaborative Partnerships/Learning Opportunities

Swansea’s Taxonomy of Collaborative Arrangements

Definitions of collaborative activities vary from institution to institution and publication to publication. Please find below the taxonomy of arrangements at Swansea. The appropriate governance arrangements and forms for each broad category are available in separate publications[2] available from the Collaborative Provision Unit:

Type of Collaboration

Further information on what this category includes.

University Section responsible for this type of collaboration.

Who is responsible for approving this type of activity?

Who has the power to sign agreements related to this type of activity? [3]

Collaborative Research Degrees

Joint supervision of research degrees or provision for doctoral research to be conducted at another academic or industrial organisation (applicable either to individuals or cohorts of students).

Academic Registry (Collaborative Provision  Unit & Postgraduate Research Office)

Executive Officers then reported to the Research and Collaborative Provision Committees for adoption

Vice Chancellor and or Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for and Chair of Collaborative Provision Committee

 

Collaborative Taught Degrees

Joint, dual/ double or multiple awards granted by one or more other awarding bodies.

Academic Registry (Collaborative Provision  Unit)

Collaborative Provision Committee

Vice Chancellor and or Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for and Chair of Collaborative Provision Committee

 

Franchise / Validation Arrangements

Franchised programmes delivered by non-degree-awarding bodies through a variety of models including Foundation Degrees

 

Validated programmes delivered by non-degree-awarding bodies

Academic Registry (Collaborative Provision Unit)

Collaborative Provision Committee

Vice Chancellor and or Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for and Chair of Collaborative Provision Committee

 

Embedded Colleges

Provision of study by ‘embedded colleges’ preparatory to undergraduate or postgraduate higher education programmes.

Academic Registry

Senior Management Team

 

Vice Chancellor

Recruitment Based Collaboration

This includes articulation arrangements, whereby all students who satisfy academic criteria on one programme are automatically entitled on academic grounds to be admitted with advanced standing to a subsequent stage of a programme of a degree-awarding body.

International Development Office

Relevant Executive Officers and reported to International Strategic Management Group and CPC for adoption

Pro-Vice Chancellor Internationalisation and or Vice Chancellor and or Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for and Chair of Collaborative Provision Committee

 

Student Mobility / Study Abroad / Year Abroad

Study abroad, including student exchanges and student mobility programmes such as ERASMUS+.

International Development Office

Collaborative Provision Committee

Institutional Erasmus+ Coordinator for Erasmus+ agreements

 

Vice Chancellor and or Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for and Chair of Collaborative Provision Committee.

Work-based Provision/ Continuing Professional Development and Work Placements

A range of work-based learning that may involve delivering full programmes, individual modules or elements of programmes for a specific employer, or otherwise using the workplace as a site of learning.

 

Credit-bearing of learning/training/ continuing professional development provided by employers/ other organisations.

 

Placements, including those in industry, those required for teacher education, experience necessary for qualification in the health professions (including for a Primary Medical Qualification) and continuing professional development.

 

 

Academic Registry

College Learning and Teaching Committees

Head of College and or  Pro Vice Chancellor for Employability and or Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for and Chair of Collaborative Provision Committee

Off campus / collaborative delivery

Provision of learning support, resources or specialist facilities.

 

Branch campuses, educational villages and ‘flying faculty’ arrangements which include aspects of collaboration (such as provision of resource or employment of local administrative/ clerical staff through arrangements with another organisation).

 

Collaboration between higher education providers on the delivery of Gaelic and Welsh-language provision (such as sharing resources, common curricula).

Academic Registry (Collaborative Provision Unit)

Collaborative Provision Committee

Vice Chancellor and or Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for and Chair of Collaborative Provision Committee


[2] In some instances such as for embedded colleges, there is no separate publication booklet for the set up and management of  the activity.  However, please contact staff in  the External Engagment Team (collaborative@swansea.ac.uk) and they will advise you on what the procedures and requirements are.
[3] In addition, information on which DRI staff are authorised to sign external funding agreements – research, consultancy & tenders can be found in section E12.8 of the Financial Policy & Procedures:-http://www.swansea.ac.uk/finance/staffinformation/financialpoliciesandprocedures/