This page related to stage 1 of the project, which concluded in September 2014.
The idea of establishing a sector-wide and multi-purpose approach to identifying subject implies a means to reconcile the differing requirements of stakeholders. While the current project will do this through extensive consultation, it will be important to be able to maintain the scheme to account for changing uses, and the changing nature of academic disciplines, over a period that could be 20 or more years in duration. How should this process of change be governed?
Which kind of approaches might be workable in practice, by being:
- effective in managing change;
- acceptable to all stakeholders?
- would a consensus approach be feasible;
- should it be easy or difficult to get a change made, and on what kind of time-scale;
- which organisation(s) should have a right of veto;
- would a differential approach be feasible, with more detailed levels of description being managed by different bodies?
We would like to thank those people who commented in Stage 1. We have taken your comments on-board and have issued a series of draft recommendations on the subject of governance as part of the Stage 2 consultation.