Resources such as S&LS collections, facilities and services form a vital part of approval requirements, not only for new modules and programmes of study but also for the review of existing ones. Part of the discussion around learning resources will focus on the support from S&LS. The relevant Academic Librarian will be involved in the approval or review event, either as a panel member or as part of the team and is a member of your School's Academic Standards Committee.
Early consultation with your Academic Librarian is advisable to enable them to play a positive role in the collection development to support the new programme. They will discuss with you the resources already available, those which would need to be acquired; existing pressures on resources; and implications of non-standard methods of delivery. Each module in the programme will need a 'Subject to Approval' reading list creating and published in the Reading Lists Online system before the Approval Event. From these lists your Academic Librarian will provide an up-to-date resources statement.