Terms of Reference

Approved by Senate 9 June 2010, Revised by Senate 8 June 2011, 13 June 2012, 15 October 2014

  1. To identify and promote opportunities for further development of the University's portfolio of programmes and collaborative provision:
    • encouraging innovation, flexible learning provisions, interdisciplinary and cross-Faculty/School/Collaboration;
    • ensuring an integrated approach to portfolio development so that the capacity of the University and its partners to deliver a consistently high quality student learning experience is maintained.
  2. To consider and determine, on behalf of Senate, Proposals for:
    • (a) initial approval of new programme (including a programme which constitutes and expansion of the university's discipline base/extension of the existing discipline base into new levels of study or require the allocation of additional Home/EU student numbers);
    • (b) initial approval of an existing taught programme to be delivered by an existing or prospective collaborative partner;
    • (c) initial approval for research degree collaborative arrangements;
    • (d) withdrawal of programmes;
    • (e) initial approval of major programmes changes requiring to strategic consideration including programme title changes;
    • (f) amendment, renewal and withdrawal of collaborative provision arrangements (including articulation arrangements);
    • (g) new articulation agreements;
  3. To consider and recommend to Senate proposals for new institutional partners.
  4. To support reject a proposal to proceed with a new or the renewal of a student exchange arrangement.

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 a member of Senate, the Vice-Chancellor will nominate a replacement to serve for the remainder of their term of office (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: Once third of the membership of the committee (Senate Standing Order 16).
  • Rules for Voting: None
  • Minutes: Submitted to Senate and the Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee.