Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Academic Staff Committee, please contact Juliet Hills (ext 6094, or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Professor K A Edge||Chair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor||
|Professor B J Morley||Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)||
|Professor J I Millar||Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)||
|Professor G J Price||Faculty of Science||
|Professor G A McCusker||Faculty of Science||
|Professor T Ridge||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences||
|Dr P Lambert||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences||
|Professor V Hart||Faculty of Engineering & Design||
|Professor G Lock||Faculty of Engineering & Design||
|Professor V Hope Hailey||School of Management||
|Professor A I Millington||School of Management||
|Professor F Li||Faculty of Engineering & Design||
|professor D Stanton Fraser||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences||
The following Officers routinely attend meetings of the Committee:
|Mr I C Cheetham||Director of Human Resources|
|Mrs J A Hills||HR Manager (Secretary)|
Terms of Reference
Approved by Council on the recommendation of Senate, 28th February 2008, amended by Senate 14th April 2010.
a) To consider and determine matters relating to the appointment and progression of staff in the Education & Research job family in accordance with the principles and framework agreed for that purpose by Senate. The main responsibilities of the Committee in relation to pre-probation, probation and promotion are as follows:
Pre-Probation and Probation
On the recommendation of the Head of Department/School, to consider and determine whether a pre-probationary Lecturer progresses to probation. If so, the Committee will set a framework for the forthcoming probationary period.
To determine, by means of an ad hoc sub-group of the Academic Staff Committee, claims for exemption from the requirement to undertake probationary service. Such a group will consist of the Chair of the Academic Staff Committee and two members of the Academic Staff Committee (one of whom must be from the same Faculty/School as the claimant for exemption) in consultation with the Head of Academic Staff Development. Grants of exemption will be reported to the Academic Staff Committee.
On the recommendation of the Head of Department/School, to consider a report on the progress of a Lecturer at the end of each year of the probationary period and determine whether a probationary Lecturer progresses to the next year of probation.
On the recommendation of the Head of Department/School, to consider and determine whether the appointment of a Lecturer be confirmed following completion of the normal period of probation of three years. If it is considered necessary, the Head of Department/School may recommend an extension of probation for a period not exceeding one year. The Committee will, in such cases, set detailed objectives to be monitored and form the basis of the new final report at the end of the extension period.
On the recommendation of the Head of Department/School, to consider and determine candidatures for promotion to Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Teaching Fellow, and Reader.
To consider personal applications for promotion to Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Teaching Fellow, and Reader. If the Committee determines that a prima facie case for promotion exists, the Director of Human Resources will initiate the normal procedure for each category of promotion.
The Committee will routinely report to Senate:
the names of staff whose appointment as Lecturer/Research Fellow/Teaching Fellow has been confirmed;
the number of staff required to serve an additional period of probation or who have not successfully completed probation;
the names of staff who have been promoted and the nature of their promotion;
the number of staff declined promotion either with interview or without interview.
b) To guide and monitor the work of the Research Fellow and Teaching Fellow Sub-Groups of the Academic Staff Committee.
c) To advise Senate on matters relating to the appointment and progression of staff in the Education & Research job family in general.
d) To approve amendment of Professorial Titles as delegated by Senate.
- Tuesday 18th June 2013, 2.15pm
- Tuesday 18th June 2013, 9.15am
- Thursday 18th April 2013, 9.15am
- Tuesday 16th April 2013, 2.15pm
- Tuesday 16th April 2013, 9.15am
- Tuesday 26th February 2013, 2.15pm
- Tuesday 27th November 2012, 2.15pm
- Tuesday 27th November 2012, 9.15am
- Tuesday 25th September 2012, 2.15pm
The minutes and summaries of meetings of the Academic Staff Committee are not published here because they contain information which the University has declared will not be routinely published under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Further information about the Act (including the reasons why such information is exempt from publication) is available at http://www.bath.ac.uk/foi/faqs-staff-general.htm. If you have any queries about the business conducted by the Committee, please contact Juliet Hills (ext 6094, or email email@example.com).
Appointment of Chair and membership:(i) The members of each Faculty/School
are elected by Senate and must hold Education & Research job family posts
at the level of Professor or Reader/Senior Teaching Fellow. Their term of
office is for three years and they are eligible for re-election. The two members
of each Faculty must be from different Departments. (ii) The members of Education
and Research job family staff nominated by the Vice-Chancellor must hold Education
& Research job family posts at the level of Professor or Reader/Senior
Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow/Senior Teaching Fellow. Their term of office
is for one year (renewable). (iii) Deans of Faculty and Heads of School are
not eligible for membership of the Committee.
Co-option: See Senate Standing Orders 16(ii) and (iii).
Alternates: See Senate Standing Orders 17(iii) and (iv).
Quorum: One third of the membership (Senate Standing Order 16).
Rules for voting: None specified.
Minutes: To Senate.
- Annual Review of Lecturers on Probation : General Information
- Report by Head of Department : Probationary Lecturers
- Report by Probationary Lecturer
- Teaching Observation Form
- The Role of Mentors