Statutory Bodies and Committees

Learning, Teaching & Quality Committee

The Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee is responsible to Senate for the maintenance of high academic standards and the development and enhancement of an excellent taught student learning experience.

Secretary to the Committee: If you would like further information about the Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee, please contact Sarah Ibbitson, ext 3491.

Committee members

Terms of office expire on 31st July in the year stated. 

Professor P Lambert Chair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
ex-officio
Dr A Heath One Associate Dean nominated by the Dean of Engineering and Design
2016
Dr C Wilson One Associate Dean nominated by the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
2016
Dr A Hayes One Associate Dean nominated by the Dean of Science
2016
Dr P Cooper Head of Learning and Teaching, School of Management
ex-officio
Mr B Davies One SU Officer nominated by the Students' Union
2018
Miss C Page One SU Officer nominated by the Students' Union
2018
Professor B Crittenden One current or former Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the Faculty of Engineering and Design nominated by the Dean of Engineering and Design
2016
Dr R Joiner One current or former Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences nominated by the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
2016
Dr F Laughton One current or former Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the Faculty of Science nominated by the Dean of Science
2016
Professor N Kinnie One current or former Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the School of Management
2016
Professor C Budd One National Teaching Fellow employed by the University nominated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
2016
     

The following Officers routinely attend meetings of the Committee:

Mr A Lee Director of Computing Services  
Ms K Robinson Librarian  
Dr F Bisset Acting Head of Learning Partnerships  
Dr J Harris Director of the Academic Registry  
Vacant Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement  
Mrs G Eggleston Head of Student Learning Experience and Quality  
Ms K Anagnostopoulou Head of E-Learning  
Dr H King Head of Academic Staff Development  
Ms M Ward Goodbody Director, Academic Skills Centre  
     
Observer:    
     
Miss C Dangerfield Executive Assistant (Learning & Teaching)  
Mrs W Hopkins Quality Enhancement Officer  
Miss A Young Representation and Engagement Manager  

Terms of Reference

Approved by Senate 9th June 2010, Revised by Senate 8th June 2011, Revised by Senate 22nd February 2012, 16th October 2013.

  1. To support development of the University’s Education Strategy for approval by Senate and to be responsible for overseeing implementation of the Strategy. The Committee will promote innovation and good practice in learning, teaching and assessment (including the allocation and monitoring of the University’s Teaching Development Fund) and ensure effective student engagement in the development and enhancement of the student learning experience.
  2. To oversee the University’s quality assurance and enhancement framework including approval of revisions to the Quality Assurance Code of Practice, New Framework for Assessment, Assessment Regulations and credit framework as delegated by Senate.
  3. To formulate new policies and initiatives in response to regional, national and international developments in learning, teaching and assessment (including e-learning and e-assessment initiatives), quality assurance and enhancement practice, public information and student engagement, for approval by Senate.
  4. To develop and promote initiatives which further align quality assurance and enhancement processes and underpin the institutional approach to quality management, centred on reliance on sound academic principles in the design and delivery of learning and teaching, the importance of the informed student voice and rigorous peer review.
  5. To consider and determine the direction for staff development provision in support of quality of teaching, learning and assessment practice, academic guidance and learner support (subject to consultation with Academic Staff Committee where appropriate).
  6. To receive and consider overview reports and data in relation to operation of the quality framework, academic standards, student progression and achievement, collaborative provision and key aspects of the student learning experience. The Committee will disseminate good practice and address significant issues arising from these reports and data with reference to Senate as appropriate.
  7. To consider and determine matters relating to careers and the employability of students (including provision for placement learning and work-based learning).

Procedural Rules

Membership: The term of office for nominated members of the Committee is three years (renewable). In the event that a nominated member ceases to be eligible to serve, a replacement to serve for the remainder of their term of office will be nominated (renewable).
Co-option: At the discretion of the Committee in accordance with Senate Standing Order 16.
Alternates: Permitted in accordance with Senate Standing Order 17.
Quorum: One third of the membership of the Committee (Senate Standing Order 16).
Rules for Voting: None
Minutes: Submitted to Senate

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