Statutory Bodies and Committees

Aacdemic Staff Development (Accredited Provision) Sub-committee

The Academic Staff Development (Accredited Provision) sub-committee is a sub-committee of the University Learning and Teaching Quality Committee (ULTQC).

Secretary to the Sub-committee: If you would like further information about the Bath Scheme Sub-committee, please contact James McCombe


Dr Alan Hayes Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) (Chair)
Dr James Bilzon Head of Department for Health
Vacant Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Dr Helen King Head of Academic Staff Development
Professor Gareth Price Academic Staff Committee Representative
Ms Hannah South Library Representative
Mr Adam Kearns Students' Union Postgraduate officer
Dr Rachael Carkett Bath Scheme Director
Dr Andrea Taylor Bath Scheme Recognition Panel Member
Dr Giles Martin Bath Course Director
Dr Neill Campbell Bath Course Participant Representative
Dr Julie Letchford Bath Course Tutor
 Dr Sue Martin  Department of Education Link Tutor
Dr Philippe Blondel  UCU Representative
In attendance:  
Mr L Emery Students' Union Representative and Engagement Manager

Terms of Reference

These terms of reference apply to the Bath Scheme for the Professional Recognition of Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education ('The Bath Scheme'), including the Bath Course for Enhancing Academic Practice ('The Bath Course') and the Teaching Introduction for Postgraduates ('TIPs').

  1. To consider the on-going development and delivery of the Bath Scheme (including the Bath Course and TIPs) and to ensure its continued alignment tot he UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (UKPSF).
  2. To ensure high standards for the Bath Scheme with respect to academic quality and participant learning experience.
  3. To discuss the Scheme's operations and to make recommendations to ULTQC on its future plans and strategic direction.
  4. To consider and respond to reports from the Bath Course Board of Examiners and Bath Scheme Panels, including External Examiner reports.
  5. To monitor participant feedback arising through various sources including from Bath Course participant representatives, Bath Course Section evaluations, Bath Scheme (experienced-Based route) evaluations and TIPs evaluations, and ensure that appropriate actions are in place and communicated back to participants.
  6. To monitor and at regular intervals review the effectiveness and strategic suitability of the Bath Course.