This paper focuses on policy development in a Higher Education context and provides a model for ensuring sustainable educational practice in TNE partnerships under disruptive situations. The focal point of policy initiation and development was the Covid-19 virus outbreak in China and the ensuing impact on program delivery and assessment. The development takes a novel approach by applying a combination of commercial scenario planning and crisis management techniques to create a coherent and prescriptive educational policy for staff operating in a Transnational Education (TNE) partnership based on the fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) faculty model. It demonstrates the application of these management tools and describes how, through careful analysis and planning, disruption to student learning, teaching and assessment can be minimized.


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Bremner, D., Ansari, I., MacDougall, J., Hussain, S., Ma, M., Ponciano, J., Liu, X., Ur-Rehman, M. & Imran, M. 2021, 'A Novel Approach to Policy Development under Disruptive Circumstances using Situation Awareness and Scenario Planning in Higher Education', 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE). https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE48869.2020.9368434

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