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HYMS Joint Senate Committee

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

  1. To approve on behalf of the Senates of the Universities, Regulations and appropriate Codes of Practice relating to academic awards for programmes of study offered by HYMS, upon recommendation of the appropriate committee of the Universities, acting jointly
  2. To approve new HYMS programmes and major modifications to existing HYMS programmes
  3. To assure the quality of HYMS programmes and ensure the maintenance of academic standards of such joint awards of the two universities offered through HYMS
  4. To instigate interim programme reviews and periodic reviews in accordance with approved codes of practice
  5. To identify good practice from HYMS and to disseminate this as appropriate within the two universities
  6. To receive, evaluate and provide feedback to HYMS on annual programme reviews which HYMS will conduct
  7. To consider progress and developments in HYMS on the delivery of its programmes and the quality of the student learning experience
  8. To consider changes to the learning, teaching and quality requirements of the two universities in so far as they impact upon HYMS
  9. To receive reports to and from the General Medical Council regarding HYMS
  10. To ensure that teaching, learning and assessment practices promote equality ofopportunity, with appropriate regard for fitness to practise requirements
  11. To approve the appointment of internal and external examiners, on the recommendation of the HYMS Board of Studies, in accordance with agreed criteria
  12. To approve appointments to Honorary Clinical Academic status at Professorial level of teachers in HYMS programmes employed in the National Health Service or other institutions external to the Universities, in accordance with agreed criteria
  13. To approve the academic management structures for progression and for awards on the recommendation of the HYMS Board of Studies
  14. To ratify recommendations for the award of Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees
  15. To consider recommendations and reports from the University Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee of the University of Hull and the Teaching Committee of the University of York relating to programmes offered by HYMS
  16. To create as required a sub-committee to act as Joint Academic Appeals Board for the Hull York Medical School, to hear appeals against decisions of the HYMS Board of Studies in respect of awards, progression, termination, suspension, and other disciplinary sanctions, as laid down in HYMS Code of Practice on Academic and Fitness to Practise Appeals
  17. To create, as required, a sub-committee to hear appeals against decisions of the HYMS Board of Studies taken upon recommendations made by the Fitness to Practise Panel, as laid down in HYMS Code of Practice for Fitness to Practise Medicine
  18. To instruct the Dean of HYMS to instigate any action which may be deemed necessary to maintain and/or enhance the academic quality of any programme of study offered by HYMS
  19. To provide a record of its decisions to the Senates of the Universities

Membership

Membership

  • The Pro-Vice-Chancellors for Teaching and Learning of both universities (one to take the Chair and the other to act as Deputy Chair, alternating every two years) - Professor Alan Speight (Chair, PVC, Hull) and Professor John Robinson (Deputy Chair, PVC, York)
  • Two representatives appointed by the Senate of the University of Hull (but excluding any member of the HYMS Board of Studies) - Dr Jacquie White (to 2020), Professor Gillian Greenway (to 2018)
  • Two representatives of the University of Hull Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee, nominated by its Chair - Professor Graham Scott (to 2017) and Dr Claire Hookham Williams (to 2020)
  • Two representatives appointed by the Senate of the University of York (but excluding any member of the HYMS Board of Studies) - Professor Martin Chalkley (to 2018) and Dr Penny Spikins (2017)
  • Two representatives of the University of York Teaching Committee, nominated by its Chair - Dr Richard Waites (to 2017) and Dr Jan Hardman (to 2018)
  • HYMS Faculty Representative of the University of Hull and Students Union - Vassili Crispi
  • The SU Vice-President Education of the University of Hull - Matt Thorneycroft
  • Any two of the following four with the proviso that for parity one attends from the York University Students Union (YUSU) and one from the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)
    • The President of YUSU - Millie Beach
    • The Academic Officer, YUSU - Tamaki Laycock
      The President of GSA - Rasha Ibrahim
    • The Vice President (Wellbeing and Community), GSA - Kate Stephenson
  • Dean of HYMS (ex officio) – Professor Una Macleod
  • Chair of the Board of Studies (ex officio) - Dr Sam Cobb
  • Chair, Postgraduate Board, HYMS (ex officio) - Dr Roger Sturmey

In attendance:

  • Secretary of the Committee - Dr Adrian Lee, University of York
  • Head of the Academic Support Office, University of York - Nigel Dandy
  • Quality Officer, University of Hull - Lisa Tees
  • Dean of Faculty of the Sciences, University of York - Professor Brian Fulton
  • Chief Operating Officer, HYMS - John Busby
  • Head of Quality and Standards, HYMS - Alison Pettigrew
  • Student Chair, Staff Student Committee, HYMS - Oladunni Adeleye

Meeting Dates

Meeting dates 2016/2017

  • Wednesday 26 October 2016, 2.00-4.00pm, 1st floor meeting room HYMS York/Loxley building Hull
  • Wednesday 25 January 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm, 2nd floor meeting room HYMS York/ 1st floor Loxley building Hull
  • Thursday 4 May 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm, 1st floor meeting room HYMS York/Loxley building Hull
  • Wednesday 26 July 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm, 1st floor meeting room HYMS York/Loxley building Hull

HYMS Joint Senate Committee
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