6.5The Panel noted that students at LCA Mauritius would receive a textbook as part of their fee for the Anglia Ruskin pathways and enquired about the availability of library resources to students to allow them to research more widely. The Proposal Team confirmed that 600 textbooks had been ordered for LCA Mauritius. Library stock would be added to and constantly updated over time. Electronic journals would also be available to both staff and students. Staff at LCA Mauritius would be able to suggest what books and resources were required to support the delivery of the pathways and all of the key texts listed on the module definition forms would be purchased. The Panel welcomed the commitment of LCA Mauritius in purchasing the necessary library resources to support the delivery of the Anglia Ruskin pathways but considered that an expansion of the library resources over time, reflecting the projected increase in student numbers, was vital to ensuring the quality of education provided to students [see Condition 2.5.1].
6.6In terms of IT resources the Panel enquired whether any additional software would be required for the delivery of the pathways. The Proposal Team responded that one module for the Access Certificate in Accounting and Management required Microsoft PowerPoint but that Microsoft Office was available on all PCs.
6.7The Panel requested confirmation of the minimum and maximum intake numbers (at each intake point) for the 3 pathways submitted for approval. The Proposal Team informed the Panel that the minimum and maximum intake numbers would be 10 and 40 for the Access Certificate in Accounting and Management, and 10 and 75 for BA (Hons) Applied Accounting and BA (Hons) International Business Management respectively. The Panel was satisfied that the minimum and maximum numbers were appropriate for each intake. Following the tour of the physical resources at the Institutional Approval event and subsequent discussions regarding human and physical resources to support the delivery of the pathways [see paragraphs 6.1, 6.4, 6.5 and 6.6 above] the Panel was broadly satisfied with the resources available at present, and those planned for the near future. The Panel, however, determined that LCA Mauritius would need to consider carefully the availability of resources concomitant with an expansion in student numbers over time. The Panel therefore agreed that LCA Mauritius provide projected student numbers for a three year period for each intake to each proposed pathway and an associated resources action plan which showed the planned expansion of resources over time to support student number growth [see Condition 2.5.1].
The Panel noted that the CVs provided in the proposal documentation were not in the correct Anglia Ruskin format and that the allocation of staff to modules was not clear for every proposed module. The Panel therefore determined to set a condition requiring the submission of final versions of all staff CVs, using the agreed Anglia Ruskin format, and final allocations of staff to modules for inclusion in the Register of Teaching Staff at collaborative partner institutions [see Condition 2.5.6].
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ENHANCEMENT
The Panel highlighted the importance of ensuring that the collaborative arrangement between Anglia Ruskin and LCA Mauritius remained distinct from the existing relationship with LCA London and the need for it to be evidenced in Anglia Ruskin quality assurance processes such as Annual Monitoring.
It was noted by the Panel that the Student Handbook contained some inaccuracies and extracts from the Anglia Ruskin Academic Regulations that required updating. The Panel therefore agreed to set a condition requiring the submission of a final Student Handbook,
Quality Assurance Division10Confirmed