These events will provide Course Data programme Stage1 projects delegates with an opportunity to discuss the main issues they are facing in this work, possible solutions and support recommendations for Stage 2.

Course data stage 1 projects meetings

Each event provided course data programme stage 1 project delegates with an opportunity to discuss the main issues they are facing in this work, possible solutions and support recommendations for Stage 2.

We offered the following three sessions:

Friday, 28 October - London
Friday, 4 November - Birmingham
Monday, 7 November - Leeds

Stage 1 projects meeting presentation (ppt)

including information that needs to go into Stage2 Implementation Plans

Frequently asked Questions

Which courses need to be incorporated into the XCRI-CAP feed? The main outputs for stage 2 are:

1. An XCRI-CAP 1.2 feed

2. Incorporation into your feed of 'hard to find' courses, primarily those that are not in the UCAS scheme. For example Distance-, Part-time-, CPD-, or Postgraduate courses. Please note, this does not mean that you can't also provide within your feed(s) your usual undergraduate provision. The minimum requirement is you include the 'hard to find' courses.

Stage 2 is about planning for and implementing improvement and change in your course management processes. This will result in a permanent and useful implementation of XCRI-CAP 1.2 at the process end. How you undertake this journey is up to you and this is what we would expect to see detailed in your Stage 2 Implementation Plan. Your own institution’s priorities as to how you want to use the XCRI-CAP feed is also up to you.

Please read the original call document carefully and ensure you have clearly demonstrated that your plan meets the funding requirements.

What financial contribution is JISC expecting from Institutions for Stage 2 of the Programme?

The stage 2 selection criteria are: 

  • Fit to Programme objectives and overall value to JISC-HE community 25% (see desired Programme outcomes)
  • Quality of work plan 25% (To include production of all deliverables, and project management WP)
  • Engagement with the HE and FE Community 5% (which meetings could you host, present at etc)
  • Value for Money (VFM) 25% (how will the sector benefit)
  • Previous experience of the project team 20% (name key project team and their RELEVANT experience)        
Under “Value for money” there isn’t a request for a set number of certain courses or an x% of institutional contribution. If only your institution is going to benefit from the planned work, JISC would expect a higher % of institutional contribution. However if the planned work will be of great value to the whole HE sector, then a lower % of institutional contribution would be acceptable.

 Example of an Appendix A (Project Budget) template (Excel)
Is it ok to use an Excel spreadsheet for specifying the Work packages in Stage 2 Implementation Plan instead of the MS Word template on the JISC Website? Yes, it is ok to use a spreadsheet, an example Excel template can be found here.
Is there a page limit for the JISC Course Data Stage 2 Implementation Plan? There isn’t a page limit as such, but information should be clear and concise and useful to you, so don’t feel you need to pad it out and don’t duplicate. If the same information is needed in different sections you can point to it. The project manager and other key stakeholders who will read the document need to understand what the project is about.

More FAQs (technical and general) can also be found on the XCRI Knowledge Base.

Agenda

Time Activity
10.30 –
11.00 
Registration
11.00 –
11.30
Welcome and Introduction: The story so far, overview of the Programme
(Ruth Drysdale)
11.30 –
12.10
Split into 5 groups of 10
1 support person per table to act as facilitator and scribe. Discuss and list top issues
12.10 –
12.45
Each group report back top Issues (no repeats)
12.45 –
13.30
Lunch
13.30 – 14.00  1 Top issue per table (1) - delegates go to a table with the issue they want to discuss.
Facilitator write down potential solutions
14.00 –
14.30
Delegates rotate to another table to discuss another issue  (2) – Add to possible solutions list from session (1) 
14.30 –
15.00
Delegates rotate to another table to discuss another issue  (3) – Add to possible solutions list from session (1 and 2) 
15.00 –
15.20
Facilitators feedback on Solutions to top 5 issues 
15.20 –
15.30
Closing remarks
(Ruth Drysdale)
 15.30 Close