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Monitoring points

All MA students in the department will be subject to the monitoring structure detailed below, which applies to the following degrees:
• PG Diploma in English Literature
• MA in English Literature
• MA in Writing
• MA in World Literature
• MA in Translation and Transcultural Studies

The members of staff responsible for these courses are:
• MA in English Literature: Dr David Taylor
• MA in World Literature: Prof Paulo de Medeiros
• MA in Writing: Prof Sarah Moss
• MA in Translation and Transcultural Studies: Dr Chantal Wright
• MA by Research and all PhD programs: Dr Elizabeth Barry

Missed monitoring points

Where a student misses three of the “monitoring points” the Academic Office will write to the student and the department will receive a copy of this e-mail. The department is required to investigate with the student what problems they may be experiencing, to support their full engagement with the course and to explain the consequences of missing further monitoring points. Departments may decide that they wish to initiate such discussions before three “monitoring points” are missed. Where four "monitoring points" are missed, it is likely that a student's problems are such that they should be encouraged to seek advice and support from the Department or University Senior Tutor. Where a student misses five “monitoring points” it is likely that the student is at risk of imminent withdrawal or failure, so appropriate action should be taken immediately.

Where a student has missed six formal “monitoring points” in one academic year the Academic Office will notify the Director of Graduate/Undergraduate Studies that the student should be referred to the Continuation of Registration Committee as set out in University Regulation 36 - Governing Student registration, attendance and progress. The department will be given an opportunity to present any reasons why such a referral might not be appropriate. The department may wish to seek advice on this from their Faculty Board Secretary or the Academic Office. The Department will receive copies of correspondence sent to the student at this point.

Where a student has missed eight formal “monitoring points” in one academic year the Department or the Academic Registrar will need to invoke the process outlined in University Regulation 36 - Governing Student registration, attendance and progress.

For further information, please see: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/aro/dar/quality/categories/attendance/what/

Under certain circumstances, monitoring points can be recorded as authorised missed points – for example, when a student misses a lecture with the module tutor’s approval.

International students should be particularly aware of the consequences of missing contact points: the Academic Office is obliged to report to the Home Office UK Visas and Immigration (formerly the UK Border Agency) if any Tier 4 students have been found not to be engaging with and attending their degree course. This will normally lead to the curtailment of their visas.

2016-17 Monitoring points for MA students:

FULL-TIME TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE

 

Monitoring points

Monitoring methods

Autumn Term (6 points)

 

 

Point 1

(week 1)

Attendance at induction event

 

- Paper register; PPO to input attendance into Tabula

Point 2

(weeks 1 - 3)

Meeting with personal tutor and getting eMR module registration approved

- Student returns EMR form signed by personal tutor after meeting to PPO; PPO to input into Tabula

Points 3 – 6

(weeks 4, 6, 8, 10)

Attendance at four teaching sessions*

- Tabula attendance records from MA module tutors

Spring Term (4 points)

 

 

Points 7 – 9

(weeks 2, 8, 10)

Attendance at three teaching sessions*

- Tabula attendance records from MA module tutors

Point 10

(week 6)

Submission of assessed work by week 6 of Spring Term.

- Tabula; PPO to input records of submission into Tabula

Summer Term (3 points)

 

 

Point 11

(week 2 or week 5)

Submission of assessed work by week 2 or 5 of Summer Term

- Tabula; PPO to input records of submission into Tabula

Point 12

(week 10)

 

Submission of assessed essay by week 10 of Summer Term.

- Tabula; PPO to input records of submission into Tabula

 

Point 13

(summer)

Submission of all remaining work by week 10 of Summer Term.

- Tabula; PPO to input records of submission into Tabula

Autumn Term (1 point)

 

 

Point 1

 

Submission of assessed work by week 1st September (no later than 1s October if extension agreed)

- Tabula; PPO to input records of submission into Tabula


PART-TIME TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE will be monitored using the same points used for full-time taught students. However, part-time students will only be expected to meet 7 monitoring points per academic year due to the part-time nature of their registration.

*Notes: A teaching session can be for either a critical theory module or an option module.

Procedural information on missed monitoring points

The members of staff responsible for the drafting of reports are:
• Director of Graduate Studies: Professor Daniel Katz
• Departmental Administrator: Ms Alison Lough
• Academic Administrator: Mr Ian Hamley