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 Rachel Sheer, ext 4823

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 M Ellis One Associate Dean nominated by the Dean of Engineering and Design
2019
Dr C Wilson One Associate Dean nominated by the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
2019
Dr A Hayes One Associate Dean nominated by the Dean of Science
2019
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
Dr S Cayzer 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
2019
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
2019
Dr M Hejmadi One current or former Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the Faculty of Science nominated by the Dean of Science
2019
Dr B Rayton One current or former Director of Studies/Director of Teaching from the School of Management
2019
Dr C Edmead One National Teaching Fellow employed by the University nominated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
2019
 Professor A Heath  Academic Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching
       ex-officio

The following Officers routinely attend meetings of the Committee:

Director of Academic Registry

 

Observers:

Students' Union 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, 7th June 2017.

  1. To support development of the University’s Education Strategy for approval by Senate and to be responsible for overseeing implementation of the Strategy including the development of systems supporting learning and teaching. 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 management 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 use of learning technologies), quality assurance and continuous improvement, public information and student engagement, for approval by Senate.
  4. To develop and promote initiatives to support the continuous improvement of the student academic experience the institutional approach to quality management, which is 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 commission, receive and consider overview reports and data in relation to the objectives of the Education Strategy, operation of the quality framework, academic standards, student progression and achievement 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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