Purpose of the Committee: on behalf of Senate, to assure the standards of taught programmes of study, and to monitor and promote the enhancement of, the quality of the academic experience of students on these programmes.
Teaching Committee is a sub-committee of Senate. The Standing Committee on Assessment reports to Teaching Committee (SCA reports directly to Senate on the approval of awards). Fora reporting to the Teaching Committee are noted below.
Terms of Reference:
* The following fora/groups currently report to Teaching Committee: Coordinating Group for Supplementary Programmes and the Distance Learning Forum
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students: Professor John Robinson (Chair)
Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students: Professor Tracy Lightfoot
Chair of the Standing Committee for Assessment: Dr Steve King (Computer Science)
The Academic Registrar: Ms Kate Dodd
Head of the Academic Support Office: Mr Nigel Dandy
Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities: Professor Judith Buchanan
Dean of the Faculty of Science: Professor Brian Fulton
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences: Professor Stuart Bell
Fourteen members, with at least four members from each of the three main subject areas. Members should normally have experience of a leadership/management role in relation to teaching and learning (eg present or former HoDs, Chairs of BoS, GSB or other departmental committees). Twelve of the members to be appointed by the Senate and two co-opted by the Committee without reference to Senate.
|To serve until|
|Vacancy (Social Sciences)|
|Professor John Hudson, Social Policy and Social Work (co-opted)||31 July 2018|
|Dr Emma Major, English||31 July 2018|
|Dr Katherine Selby, Environment||31 July 2018|
|Mr Edward Braman, Theatre, Film and Television||31 July 2019|
|Dr Gill Chitty, Archaeology||31 July 2019|
|Mr Joe Fagan, Education||31 July 2019|
|Professor Andy Hunt, Electronics (co-opted)||31 July 2019|
|Dr Barry Lee, Philosophy||31 July 2019|
|Professor Gulcin Ozkan, Economics||31 July 2019|
|Professor Dave Smith, Chemistry||31 July 2019|
|Professor Richard Waites, Biology||31 July 2019|
|Professor Maggie O'Neill, Sociology||(from January 2018) 31 July 2020|
1 undergraduate representative (for unreserved business)
1 postgraduate representative (for unreserved business)
The Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association are permitted to designate alternates to student members of the committee.
Assistant Registrar (Secretary): Jane Iddon
When considering new programme proposals, the approval decision must involve as a minimum: the Chair and two academic members of UTC. All other members, especially student members, must also have been given a reasonable opportunity to comment on the proposal.
Prior to the formal consideration of new programme proposals by UTC it is an expectation that programme proposers have sought advice from their designated Academic Quality Team (AQT) contact and that the proposal submitted to UTC has been informed by AQT advice.
Details of 2017/18 meetings are shown below (please note that meetings will take place on a Thursday from 09.30-13.30 with the exception of highlighted dates):
Planning approval by the relevant Faculty Learning and Teaching Group must be obtained prior to submission of a new programme proposal to UTC (to consider the academic case).
For more information:
- Academic Quality Team contact for your department
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010
2008 - 2009
2007 - 2008
2006 - 2007
2005 - 2006
2004 - 2005
2003 - 2004
For minutes relating to committee meetings from previous academic years, please contact the Academic Support Office.
- Alison McKay
Academic Support Office
Papers should be sent to email@example.com
|Deadline for papers||Meeting|
|Tuesday 12 September 2017||Thursday 5 October 2017|
|Tuesday 17 October 2017||Thursday 9 November 2017|
|Tuesday 14 November 2017||Thursday 7 December 2017|
|Tuesday 16 January 2018||Thursday 8 February 2018|
|Tuesday 20 February 2018||Thursday 15 March 2018|
|Tuesday 24 April 2018||Thursday 17 May 2018|
Tuesday 29 May 2018
|Thursday 21 June 2018|
- Professor John Robinson
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students
Who to contact
- For all Teaching Committee queries
For academic advice on programme proposals/modifications, contacts must also attend departmental APR meetings.