MMU successfully concludes academic policy review  

The academic policies review process concluded successfully on July 2nd, 2024, at Lisiuex Guest House in Fort Portal City. Led by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. John M. Kasenene and coordinated by the Academic Registrar’s Department, the two-week exercise involved staff from the Academic Registrar’s Office, six faculties, and the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies and Innovation.

The reviewed academic policies, guidelines, and procedures included the following:

  1. Operations of Semester System Guidelines
  2. Institutional Repository Policy
  3. Collection Management Policy
  4. Library Use Guidelines
  5. Examinations and Assessment Policy
    • Guidelines on Vetting and Awarding of First Class Degrees to Undergraduate Students
    • Guidelines for Examination Moderation, Invigilation, Central Marking and Handling of Results)
  6. Senate Regulations
  7. Graduate Studies Policy
    • Guidelines for examiners of higher degrees
    • Guidelines on writing dissertations and review papers
  8. Guidelines for Examiners of Higher Degrees
  9. Research and Publications Policy
    • MMU Research Ethics Committee SOPs
    • Guidelines for Formation of Research Teams
    • Guidelines for Engagement of Graduate Fellows
    • Guidelines for appointing Adjunct Professors
    • Guidelines for Research Grants Administration and Management
    • Guidelines for Staff research
    • Research agenda
    • Guidelines for Undergraduate Research, 2022
    • Anti-Plagiarism guidelines
  10. Teaching and Learning Policy
    • Guidelines for Credit Accumulation and Transfer in Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.
    • Field Placement Guidelines and School Practice Guidelines, 2022
    • Short Courses Guidelines, 2022
    • Guidelines for Curriculum Development and Review, 2022
    • Procedures for Timetabling
    • Procedure for Student evaluation of teaching and learning 
  11. Open Distance e-Learning Policy
  12. University Admissions Policy
    • Guidelines for application and registration
    • Students handbook
    • Guidelines for Credit Accumulation and Transfer in Graduate and Undergraduate Studies.

In her closing remarks, Grace Nyakahuma Akiiki Kazooba, the Academic Registrar, thanked all participants for their dedication throughout the exercise, emphasizing that crafting policies is no easy task.

Prof. John M. Kasenene, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs, praised the six committees involved in the policy review exercise, highlighting their commitment to the university. He urged the participants to finalize the drafts for approval by the University Council and subsequent gazetting

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