End of the consultation period

Friday 18th May was the last day of the consultation period for the draft policy for captured content. Since the consultation and proposal were launched at the Directors of Learning and Teaching (DLT) Forum on 7th March, we have had responses from across the University and would like to thank all of those who have contributed to the consultation. In addition, thank you to everyone who has emailed their comments to ccc@surrey.ac.uk. We have received 30 individual and 11 departmental/team responses. All responses have been read by members of DTEL and the Chair of the Captured Content Steering Group.

Responses have highlighted key aspects of the draft policy that require revision and clarification. Many thanks to colleagues from the following departments and teams who have helped to revise the draft policy: the Student Union, Human Resources (HR), the Department of Higher Education (DHE), Library and Learning Support Services (LLSS), the Information Compliance Unit (ICU), IT Services (ITS), Learning Spaces Technology (LST), the Technology Transfer Office, The Office of Student Complaints, Appeals and Regulation (OSCAR), Quality Enhancement and Standards (QES) and the University and College Union (UCU).

In order to consider the summary of responses and proposed revisions, the Captured Content Steering Group (see terms of reference and membership) had its first meeting on the 8th May and will meet again on the 24th May. The revised draft policy will then be presented to ULTC and Executive Board in June 2018. If approved, the Captured Content policy will be operational from Semester 1, 2018/19.
The University recognises that departments require time to fully consult with their students in order to develop and agree an approach to using captured content that is appropriate for their discipline.

Departmental approaches can be developed during the academic year 2018/19 so that academics and students can explore the use of a range of captured content types. A number of teams and departments have started developing their approaches through departmental meetings. DTEL have been invited to attend a number of these and will continue to offer support. If you would like to arrange workshops or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss discipline-appropriate approaches to captured content, please email tel@surrey.ac.uk.