The Chair and nine members appointed by the University Teaching Committee. The Chair should be an active member of the Teaching Committee. Membership of the committee should have, where possible, a balanced representation from across the three faculties.
The student members of the Committee shall not be present nor receive any papers for any business regarding the academic assessment of any individual student, or personal matters relating to any individual staff member, student or external examiner.
Purpose of the Committee: on behalf of University Teaching Committee, to develop, consider, monitor and review policies and procedures relating to the assessment of all taught and research students; on behalf of Senate, to approve, report and monitor the results of assessment for University awards, including those of higher doctorates, and appoint internal and external examiners.
Reporting Structure: the Standing Committee on Assessment is a sub-committee of University Teaching Committee, but also reports directly to Senate on students’ achievement of University awards.
To approve the appointment of external examiners at all levels, including terms of appointment on behalf of Senate. For taught provision approved nominees are appointed to the office of external examiner and the SCA determines:
a) the fee arising from the office;
b) the role and responsibilities of external examiners;
c) the term of office and extensions to the defined term of office;
d) provisions for the early termination of appointment, and considers and approves the early termination of an external examiner’s appointment.
|Member||Department||To serve until|
|Prof Mike Bentley (Chair)||Physics||31st July 2021|
|Dr Louise Jones||Biology||31st July 2019|
|Prof Helen Smith||English||31st July 2019|
|Dr Francesco Bravo||Economics||31st July 2019|
|Dr John Stringer||Music||31st July 2019|
|Anita Savage Grainge||Health Sciences||31st July 2020|
|Dr Danijela Trenkic||Education||31st July 2020|
|Dr Daniel Baker||Psychology||31st July 2021|
|Simon van der Borgh||TFTV||31st July 2021|
|Dr Patrick Gallimore||York Law School||31st July 2021|
|Professor Tom Stoneham||York Graduate Research School||ex officio|
The Students’ Union and Graduate Students Association are permitted to designate alternates to student members of the committee.
The meeting dates for 2018/19 academic year are as follows:
|Deadline for papers||Meeting|
|Monday 10 September 2018||Friday 21 September 2018|
|Monday 15 October 2018||Friday 26 October 2018|
|Monday 19 November 2018||Friday 30 November 2018|
|Monday 14 January 2019||Friday 25 January 2019|
|Monday 18 February 2019||Friday 1 March 2019|
|Monday 22 April 2019||Friday 3 May 2019|
|Monday 24 June 2019||Friday 5 July 2019|
November 2017 SCA Minutes (MS Word , 28kb)
October 2017 SCA Minutes (PDF , 413kb)
October 2016 (PDF , 451kb)
September 2016 (PDF , 525kb)
April 2016 (PDF , 427kb)
February 2016 (PDF , 430kb)
May 2015 (PDF , 347kb)
Who to contact
- Stephen Gow, Academic Support Office
For agendas, minutes, apologies and queries