A friend and colleague has just been told that as a course leader, it is his job to make sure the accountants have set up a project accounting system for a particular course event.
Over coffee, he went over his responsibilities for the course. It is now his job to;
- write the course advertisements, brochure and prospectus entry
- tell marketing where and when to place the advertisements
- respond to prospective student enquiries
- invite suitable students to interview
- interview them
- manage the course induction (across nine centres)
- co-ordinate staffing
- manage quality assurance procedures
- set the agenda for and chair course boards
- respond to any student complaints and manage that procedure
- run staff development sessions for colleagues in the associate centres
- liaise with the professional validating body, which includes
- re-designing the programme to comply with their new standards
- preparing the documentation for university validation
- co-ordinating that validation across all the centres
- writing new course handbooks;
- oversee the assessment procedures
- set work
- mark work
- moderate work
- liaise with external examiners
- visit centres to ensure consistency of teaching observations
- ensure all assessment data is entered onto the system
- check the accounting procedures and ensure the budget is balanced (although he is not trusted with authorising expenditure)
- attend graduation
- provide references for former students
In other words he has to do everything.
Except for one thing.
The university has decided not to run a cohort in the university itself any more.
So he doesn't get to teach on it.