SEEC is a collaborative network of universities and HE providers working together to advance the use and practice of academic credit, widening access to learning. Formed in 1985, SEEC operated independently until this year, and is now becoming a Network of UALL.
SEEC’s ambition is ‘to advance education for the public benefit by developing credit accumulation and transfer and promoting lifelong learning, at the higher education level’. We promote links and collaborative ventures between members, employers, professional bodies and other organisations with interests in credit.
SEEC has always served as a reference point on credit-based learning, structures and processes in the UK and in the developing field of European credit. We publish the widely-used SEEC Credit Level Descriptors which will be reissued in 2021.
SEEC’s former Chair, Prof Darryll Bravenboer, is a member of the Advisory Group undertaking the QAA’s review of the HE Credit Framework for England. This Group, drawn from and acting on behalf of the HE sector in England, is providing expert advice on the review of the Framework. The existing Framework was published in 2008 and has not been reviewed or updated since. The Advisory Group will review the existing guidance considering contemporary developments within the area of credit frameworks, including credit transfer, assessment and mapping to other UK and European credit frameworks, taking account of the radical changes to the sector since 2008. The Group will work to revise the guidance and support the consultation process with the wider UK HE sector prior to publication. The schedule for this work has been delayed as a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis, and the revised publication schedule is to be confirmed but is likely to be early 2021.
As a UALL Network, SEEC will be managed by a Committee, led by a Convenor. Initially this will include former Trustees of SEEC with additional members sought once the Network is established.
Prof DarryllBravenboer, Middlesex University (Convenor)
Dr Corinne Boz, University of Cambridge
Clare Dunn, The Open University
Sarah Macdonald, Pearson College London
Heather Rosa, Institute for Optimum Nutrition