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Membership 2011/12

Professor Fran Burstall

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Alex Cox

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Bridgette Duncombe

Department of Chemistry (on maternity leave)

Mr Alan Hayes

Department of Computer Science

Dr Momna Hejmadi

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Dr Alex Jeffries

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Dr Frances Laughton

Department of Physics

Mr Shaun McGall

Learning & Teaching Enhancement Office

Dr Paul Mitchell

Natural Sciences Programmes

Professor Kieran Molloy

Department of Chemistry

Professor Gareth Price

Department of Chemistry (Associate Dean) Chair

Dr Phillip Rogers

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Dr Christopher Todd

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Professor S Wonnacott

Department of Biology & Biochemistry (Associate Dean)



Mr Alex Pool

Undergraduate Representative

Miss M Phadnis

Postgraduate Representative



In attendence


Mr David Cameron

(VP Activities & Development) Sabbatical Officer nominated by the Students' Union

Mrs Elizabeth Bird

Faculty Assistant Registrar Secretary

Mrs Jill Parker

Graduate School Manager


An Undergraduate Manager

Dates of meetings 2011/12





Deadline for Papers

21 September 2011


2.15 pm

WH 3.36

Friday 9 September

26 October 2011


2.15 pm

Council Chamber

Monday 17 October

7 December 2011


2.15 pm

1W 4.40

Monday 28 November

11 January 2012


2.15 pm

WH 3.36

Tuesday 3 January

29 February 2012


2.15 pm

Council Chamber

Monday 20 February

28 March 2012


2.15 pm

WH 3.36

Monday 19 March

2 May 2012


2.15 pm

8W 2.21 TBC

Monday 23 April

30 May 2012


2.15 pm

1WN 3.10 TBC

Monday 21 May

11 July 2012 (reserve)


10.15 am

WH 3.36

Monday 2 July

Terms of Reference
The Faculty Teaching and Quality Committee will be responsible to the Board of Studies for the academic standards and quality of the Faculty's undergraduate and taught postgraduate provision through:


the consideration and enhancement of departmental strategies for Learning and Teaching (including the e-education strategy) and Widening Participation;




the detailed consideration of all new programme proposals and collaborative activities, including their academic content and coherence, academic standards and quality, relationships with existing provision, and conformity with the University's academic framework;




the detailed consideration and evaluation of degree scheme review reports for submission to Quality Assurance Committee and Board of Studies;




the detailed consideration of all proposed amendments to units, programmes and schemes of assessment;




the detailed consideration of annual monitoring reports for programmes, External Examiners' reports, accreditation reports, student feedback and monitoring reports on formal written student complaints;




the implementation of relevant QA procedures and the promulgation of good practice across the Faculty;




the systematic analysis of recruitment, admissions and retention statistics in the context of national trends and any Faculty-specific educational objectives;




the formulation of Faculty responses to internal and external consultation papers relating to quality assurance, learning and teaching and widening participation;




the promotion of innovation in learning and teaching, including the oversight of e-education initiatives within the Faculty;




the effective interaction with departmental programmes committees;




the consideration of any issues referred to the Committee by the Senate, University Learning and Teaching Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, Board of Studies or other authoritative University committee.

A representative from each of the Departments in the Faculty nominated by the Head of Department. This representative will normally be intimately involved in taught degree programmes and be a Director of Studies. In addition the Director of Studies for the Natural Sciences Programmes will be a member. Representatives will be appointed on an annual basis. The Chair will be appointed by the Dean. The Faculty Executive Assistant will act as Committee Secretary.

Three or four meetings per semester as required.

Reporting Mechanisms
The Faculty Teaching & Quality Committee will report to the Faculty Board of Studies via its minutes. It will receive the minutes of the relevant Departmental teaching committees.

Minutes of Meetings


9 June 2010

28 April 2010

24 March 2010

17 Feb 2010

2 Dec 2009

21 Oct 2009


3 June 2009

29 April 2009

25 March 2009

25 Feb 2009

14 Jan 2009

12 Nov 2008

15 Oct 2008

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