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Setting SMART Objectives

Setting objectives will help you to:

SMART objectives

A popular way of setting goals like this is the SMART model. Using this approach will help ensure that objectives are clearly understood and are more likely to be successfully achieved:

Examples of SMART objectives


School/Department Business Plan Link


How will this be measured

Develop and maintain a resourced and market informed portfolio that meets stakeholder needs

Set up a process for moving programmes to 20 credit model

By July all department provision reviewed in terms of suitability of 20 credit model and transitional arrangements in place with timetable for completion


Develop a culture of all staff taking personal responsibility for student success and student satisfaction

All units have virtual learning environment support conforming to minimum LSBU benchmarks

All VLE sites operating to LSBU benchmark minimum standards by October.

No unsatisfactory UEQ scores above 15% for any unit VLE by July 2015


Ensure all departments have links with employers or relevant organisations that enhance programme design, delivery and the employment prospects of students


Each programme can demonstrate employer engagement in design, approval, delivery or monitoring

Each course satisfies requirement of the School employability audit by July

Ensure stable and sustainable levels of recruitment to the School’s programmes

Continual improvement in marketing the portfolio through web and other media

Recruitment targets met or exceeded , verified in November



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