Creation of the Steering Group
Following the initial work of the Working Group on the Management of Student Records during 1999/2000, the Registrar set up a Student Records Management Steering Group (Spring 2001). In March 2004 the remit of the Steering Group was extended to include all types of records created and maintained within the University. The core membership of the Steering Group currently comprises:
The Steering Group was asked:
The Steering Group consults with other colleagues in the University in pursuit of both aims.
Having been asked from a number of areas for guidance about the retention or destruction of particular types of student records material, the Steering Group worked through 2001 on a survey of current practice in academic departments. It then began (early 2002) to draft documents and to consult with the University community with a view to establishing key elements of a retention schedule.
Consultative documents are available to the University community via these web pages. Anyone within the University community may respond as part of these consultations. Each round of consultation is also drawn to the attention of those particularly involved (especially those groups of staff who would be responsible for particular actions, such as Directors of Studies, Departmental Administrators, Student Records & Examinations Office staff).