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Senate Effectiveness Review 2019/20

Reviewing the effectiveness of Senate

Senate is undertaking a review of its effectiveness. It has set up a review steering group, and appointed an external chair:

Membership:

    • Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Provost of Brunel University London (Chair)
    • Professor Julie Barnett, Senate member
    • Professor David Bird,Senate member
    • Dr Rob Branston, Senate member
    • Professor Andrew Heath, Academic Director of Centre for Learning & Teaching
    • Professor Richard Joiner, Chair, Director of Studies Forum
    • Professor Robert Kelsh, Chair, Academic Assembly Accountability & Transparency working group
    • Ruqia Osman, Students' Union Education Officer
    • Kate Robinson, Senate member
    • Dr Jane White, Chair of Academic Assembly
    • Angela Pater. Secretary, Deputy Director (Academic Governance & Compliance)

    Scope

Steering Group Meeting Dates:

    26 July 2019

    6 September 2019

    16 October 2019

    1 November 2019

    29 November 2019

    17/24 January 2020

    19 February 2020

    13 March 2020

    The group aims to report to Senate in April 2020.

Focus Group Dates

    • 22 November 2019 - SU Academic Reps
    • 22 November 2019 - Heads of Departments/Associate Deans/Directors of Studies and Directors of Teaching
    • 22 November 2019 - Academic Assembly members
    • 28 November 2019 - Council members
    • 29 November 2019 - Senate Committee Chairs
    • 29 November 2019 - Senate members

Updates

    • A report was made to Senate on 16 October and 20 November.
    • Online surveys were sent out on 24 October about Senate and its committees to members and other relevant staff and students.