In March 2003 a Working Party, chaired by the then Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), was formed to investigate the feasibility of and to develop the preliminary specifications for an electronic course profile system. The Working Party drew on experiences and best practice from across the University and built on the success of systems already being developed in the Business School, the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Objectives

Outcomes and objectives of the ECP system include:
  • Provide students and staff with consistent yet flexible course profiles
  • Encourage further adoption of student centred teaching practices
  • Enhance the learning experience for students and teachers
  • Ensure current and future students have all required course information
  • Increase collaboration between staff
  • Guide academics to meet university policies
  • Map graduate attributes for programs and courses
  • Provide better quality assurance and reporting
  • Integrate with other existing systems
  • Simplify existing administrative processes
  • Create a point of difference for the University

System Development and Enhancement

Development of the electronic course profile system commenced in July 2005.

The system was piloted in Semester 1, 2006 in four schools. The diverse range of teaching and learning practices used in the pilot Schools greatly assisted the Project Team in testing and improving the system. The system was deployed to most schools and faculties in May 2006.

Feedback was sought on the system after its semester 2 2006 deployment. Analysis of the feedback resulted in some policy changes and system enhancements which were effected for semester 1 2007.

A number of enhancements to improve the effectiveness of the system and workflow processes were implemented during semester 1 2007.

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