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Membership 2011/12

Professor Francis 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 Philip Rogers

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Dr Christopher Todd

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

Professor Sue Wonnacott

Department of Biology & Biochemistry (Associate Dean)

 

 

Mr Alex Pool

Undergraduate Representative

Miss Manasi 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

Mrs Jennifer Cantell
or
Mrs Hannah Dennis


An Undergraduate Manager


Dates of meetings 2011/12

Date

Day

Time

Room

Deadline for Papers

21 September 2011

Wednesday

2.15 pm

WH 3.36

Friday 9 September

26 October 2011

Wednesday

2.15 pm

Council Chamber

Monday 17 October

7 December 2011

Wednesday

2.15 pm

1W 4.40

Monday 28 November

11 January 2012

Wednesday

2.15 pm

WH 3.36

Tuesday 3 January

29 February 2012

Wednesday

2.15 pm

Council Chamber

Monday 20 February

28 March 2012

Wednesday

2.15 pm

WH 3.36

Monday 19 March

2 May 2012

Wednesday

2.15 pm

1W 4.39

Monday 23 April

30 May 2012

Wednesday

2.15 pm

1WN 3.10 TBC

Monday 21 May

11 July 2012 (reserve)

Wednesday

10.15 am

WH 3.36

Monday 2 July

Membership - Faculty

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) (Chair) ex officio

Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) ex officio

One representative from each department nominated by the Head of Department*

One member from the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office, to be nominated by the Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement

Two students (one undergraduate and one postgraduate student) elected by and from the student members of the Faculty.

* This will include a representative of Natural Sciences in the case of the Faculty of Science.

In attendance:

The list of those who may routinely attend meetings of the Committee is subject to approval by the Chair. However, it will include one Sabbatical Officer nominated by the Students' Union.

Terms of Reference

The Faculty/School/Division Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee will be responsible to the Board of Studies/Standing Committee for Lifelong Learning for the academic standards and quality of the undergraduate and taught postgraduate provision of the Faculty/School/programmes within the Division for Lifelong Learning, through:

(1) implementation, monitoring and promotion of good practice and innovation in relation to the enhancement of the quality of learning and teaching in the Faculty/School/Division, including oversight of e-education initiatives;

(2) promotion of continuing dialogue between staff and students in the development and enhancement of the student learning experience, including the identification and implementation of effective student engagement practice;

(3) consideration of key draft documentation for full programme proposals prior to consideration of full documentation by the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee, including their academic content and coherence, academic standards and quality, relationships with existing provision, and conformity with the University's academic framework and Quality Assurance Code of Practice;

(4) consideration of proposed collaborative provision, including Institutional Agreements and Exchange Partners, for recommendation to the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee;

(5) consideration and approval of the renewal of department level arrangements with exchange partners;

(6) consideration and approval of Degree Scheme Review outcomes and action plans and determination of the process for monitoring implementation of each action plan in line with expectations set out in the Quality Assurance Code of Practice, apart from those relating to the School of Management and the Division for Lifelong Learning where the relevant Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee will advise the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee which will give final consideration and approval;

(7) consideration of proposed amendments to units, programmes and schemes of assessment, including approval of minor/intermediate amendments to programmes of study and units where authority has been delegated by the Board of Studies, and recommendation of major amendments to programmes of study and units to the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee;

(8) consideration of professional accreditation submissions and for recommendation to the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee;

(9) systematic analysis of recruitment, admissions and retention statistics in the context of national trends and any Faculty/School/Division-specific educational objectives;

(10) receiving and considering of overview reports and data in relation to academic standards, student progression and achievement and key aspects of the student learning experience (including annual monitoring reports for programmes, External Examiners' reports, accreditation reports and student feedback) taking action as may be required;

(11) consideration and approval of an annual quality report for submission to the University Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee;

(12) formulation of Faculty/School/Division responses to internal and external consultation papers relating to quality assurance, learning and teaching and widening participation;

(13) implementation of relevant QA procedures and the promulgation of good practice across the Faculty/School;

(14) recommendation of delegation of authority by the Board of Studies to appropriate subject-level fora to approve minor and intermediate changes to units and monitoring the effectiveness of the subsequent exercise of this delegation on behalf of the Board of Studies/Standing Committee for Lifelong Learning;

(15) effective interaction with departmental programmes committees or equivalent and collaborative partners.

Notes:

Membership: The term of office for nominated members of the Committee is three years (renewable). The term of office for elected members of the Committee is one year (eligible for re-election). In the event that a nominated/elected member ceases to be eligible to serve, a replacement to serve for the remainder of their term of office will be nominated/elected (renewable/eligible for re-election).

Co-option: At the discretion of the Committee. Co-option shall be for one year at a time and for a maximum period of three successive years; thereafter, a member shall not be eligible for co-option for a period of one year.

Alternates: If an ex-officio member of the Committee is unable to attend a meeting, they may nominate an alternate to attend that meeting. If a nominated member of the Committee is unable to attend a meeting, an alternate may be nominated to attend that meeting.

Quorum: One third of the membership of the Committee.

Rules for Voting: None

Minutes: Submitted to the Faculty/School Board of Studies and Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee.

Revised by Senate
19th October 2011


Minutes of Meetings

2011/12

11 July 2012

30 May 2012

2 May 2012

28 March 2012

29 Feb 2012

11 Jan 2012

7 Dec 2011

26 Oct 2011

21 Sept 2011

2010/11

18 July 2011

8 June 2011

11 May 2011

30 March 2011

23 Feb 2011

12 Jan 2011

8 Dec 2010

20 Oct 2010

27 Sept 2010

2009/10

9 June 2010

28 April 2010

24 March 2010

17 Feb 2010

2 Dec 2009

21 Oct 2009

2008/09

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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