Members and contact details
The DoS (Taught courses) & DoT Forum run by and for DoS and DoTs of both undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses. The Forum enables more effective communication between DoS and DoTs as well as with the Pro-Vice-Chancellors on learning, teaching, wider student experience and related topics , considers proposals for strategic change, and shares best practice.
The Forum is chaired by a member of the Planning Group, in 2022/23, this is Professor Richard Joiner, Department of Psychology, and is attended by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Julian Chaudhuri, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), Professor Cassie Wilson.
For any questions about the forum, please contact Nadine Grimmett, Academic Staff Development Programmes Administrator.
An overall list of the Directors of Studies is maintained.
To contact all Directors of Teaching, email email@example.com.
To contact all Directors of UG Studies, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact all Directors of PGT Studies, email email@example.com.
Forum meetings for 2023/24 will be added shortly. There is an away day planned as follows:
|Monday 11th September 2023||09:30 - 16:00||Away Day||10W 2.47|
Annual Away Day
Details for away days will be added through the year, but generally they occur once each semester.
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for activities or agenda items for the Away Day, please email Nadine Grimmett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DoS & DoT Planning Group
The DoS & DoT Planning Group drafts the agenda and programme for our both the scheduled meeting of the Forum and the annual Away Day. Our current members are:
Engineering and Design
Dr Jannis Wenk, Chemical Engineering
Dr Emma Emanuelsson Patterson, Chemical Engineering
Dr Ricardo Codinhoto, Architecture & Civil Engineering
Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor Richard Joiner, Psychology (Chair)
Dr Cressida Lyon, Life Sciences
Dr Christine Edmead, Life Sciences
Dr Paul Snow, Physics
Dr Zoë Burke, Life Sciences
Dr Sadegh Javaheriafif, Management
Mr Ian Crawford, Management
There are currently vacancies for the Planning Group, and both DoS and DoT are invited to contact Nadine Grimmett with expressions of interest.
In the event of large interest in these roles, the existing members of the DoS Planning Group together with the chair of the group we will ensure a suitably balanced membership.
Roles and responsibilities
Following consultation, Senate agreed in the autumn of 2018 (S18/19-14533) to updated and revised indicative role profiles for Directors of Studies (DoS) and Directors of Teaching (DoT). These changes will apply from the 2019/20 academic year. These new roles bring clarity and consistency to learning and teaching leadership roles whilst preserving departmental flexibility and existing good practice.
Overall, key changes include:
- Creation of a role profiles for DoS and DoTs to better reflect their remits and more clearly distinguish between these two roles.
- A clearer delineation of responsibilities and how DoS and DoTs will operate in relation to other key positions, for example Associate Deans (Learning & Teaching).
- Courses with multiple DoSs are asked to allocate a single DoS with responsibility to act as the key course contact for the DoT and central services, and to liaise with their colleagues as appropriate. This is intended to clarify communication routes and responsibilities whilst still maintaining departmental flexibility to have multiple DoSs if helpful.
- For consistency, all DoTs will be referred to as ‘Directors of Teaching’ rather than ‘Directors of Learning and Teaching’.
The clarification of the roles provide effective leadership and operational support for learning and teaching initiatives and activities. It also ensure that the designation of responsibilities for learning and teaching within departments are accurately represented in QA CoP, Ordinances, and Regulations.
The reference to Directors of Teaching here does not include those members of the Education and Research job family who are individually contracted as Directors of Teaching as their substantive post. Their individual role profiles are distinct from the proposals discussed in this paper