The draft recommendations for governing specialist vocabularies associated with HECoS are as follows.
Please comment on matters such as priority, relevance, clarity, and sufficiency.
PSRBs will be able to register external specialist vocabularies and term sets, in an appropriate technical format, with the HECoS governing body. The HECoS governing body will undertake due diligence to assure the provenance of the vocabulary (e.g. was it submitted by a recognised PSRB) and that it obeys the appropriate formatting rules. If the vocabulary satisfies these requirements it will become ‘recognised’ by HECoS. Higher Education providers will be able to code their courses using these ‘recognised’ vocabularies, while data consumers will be able to infer the broader HECoS term as required. An advantage to this recommendation is that it avoids the necessity of having to code courses twice; once using HECoS and once using a specialist vocabulary.
This is one of a set of pages seeking comment on the draft Governance Model.