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.
3. To develop and monitor the implementation of policy and practice to align with the University strategy regarding academic provision and the academic experience of students on taught programmes, including for example:
4. To approve proposals, and modifications, for higher and degree apprenticeship programmes, taught programmes delivered with external partners (including collaborative provision, International Pathway College and York Online programmes).
5. To recommend to Senate the approval of new awards of the University.
6. To monitor the standards of taught and research degree programmes (in conjunction with the York Graduate Research School Board) and the quality of students' academic experience including through consideration:
7. To support the development and recognition of achievement of those involved in teaching.
8. To oversee the Annual Teaching & Learning Conference.
9. To promote student engagement on all matters relating to the academic experience of students.
10. To consider any matters concerning the academic experience of students on taught programmes that may be referred to it by Senate, Faculty Boards, Faculty Learning and Teaching Groups, Boards of Studies or other committees.
11. To refer to the appropriate University Committee of Body regarding any resource matters arising from its work.
12. To establish fora and working groups to facilitate its work.
13. To monitor and review the effectiveness of managing the corporate risk(s) and other key risks related to the Committee's business and advising and assuring any relevant UEB corporate risk owner.
14. To consider ways of promoting inclusivity, diversity and equity in relation to all the above.
1 SCA reports directly to Senate on the approval of awards
2 These may be subject to approval via Senate or associated sub-committees of UTC
Deputy Chair: in the absence of the PVC, the Associate PVC shall be nominated to Chair
The Faculty Dean shall be the designated alternate for the respective Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students, in their absence.
Nine members, with at least two members from each of the three main subject areas, and three members co-opted. 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). Details are below:
|To serve until|
|Arts and Humanities|
|Dr Richard McClary (Department of History of Art)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Michelle Alexander (Department of Archaeology)||31 July 2025|
|Dr Jen Gibbons (York Law School)||31 July 2024|
|Professor Claire Ball-Smith (Department of Education)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Michael Bate (Department of Mathematics)||31 July 2024|
|Professor Paul Bishop (Department of Psychology)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Simon O'Keefe (Department of Computer Science)||31 July 2025|
|Dr Lisa O'Malley (School of Business & Society)||31 July 2024|
|Dr Matthew Perry (International Pathway College)||31 July 2026|
One undergraduate representative - Debayan Dey, YUSU Academic Officer (1 year)
One postgraduate representative - Teng Lingshuai Zhang, GSA Vice President Academic (1 year)
The Students' Union and Graduate Students' Association are permitted to designate alternates to student members of the committee.
Assistant Secretary: David Gent
The quorum shall be one third of members of the Committee, including at least one student representative.
When considering new programme proposals, the approval decision must involve as a minimum: the Chair or Deputy Chair, two further members of UTC and one student representative. All other members must also have been given a reasonable opportunity to comment on the proposal.
Details of the 2022/23 meetings are shown below:
|29 September 2022||
UTC Agenda September 2022 (PDF , 72kb)
|24 November 2022||
UTC Agenda November 2022 (PDF , 80kb)
|30 March 2023||
UTC Agenda March 2023 (PDF , 73kb)
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
Date of the Meeting
|Thursday 29 September 2022||Thursday 15 September 2022|
|Thursday 24 November 2022||Thursday 10 November 2022|
|Thursday 19 January 2023||Thursday 5 January 2023|
|Thursday 30 March 2023||Thursday 16 March 2023|
|Thursday 8 June 2023||Thursday 25 May 2023|
|Thursday 13 July 2023||Thursday 29 June 2023|
* to note - from January 2021, with the exception of collaborative programmes and proposals which incorporate a new University award, approval of the academic case for a new taught programme resides with the relevant Faculty Learning and Teaching Group (FLTG). New collaborative programmes (inclusive of provision involving an external provider for example International Pathway College programmes, apprenticeship programmes and online provision delivered in partnership with Higher Ed Partners UK) and proposals which incorporate a new University award, remain with University Teaching Committee.
Prior to submission of new programme proposals to UTC it is an expectation that programme proposers have sought advice from their designated Academic Quality Team (AQT) contact and their Programme Design and Learning Technology Team contact, and that the proposal submitted to UTC has been informed by that advice.
Professor Tracy Lightfoot
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Students
Who to contact
For all Teaching Committee queries