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.
¹SCA 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, an Associate Dean 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 (History of Art)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Michelle Alexander (Archaeology)||31 July 2025|
|Dr Jen Gibbons (Law)||31 July 2024|
|Dr Claire Ball-Smith (Education)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Michael Bate (Mathematics)||31 July 2024|
|Professor Paul Bishop (Psychology)||31 July 2026|
|Dr Lisa O'Malley (Business & Society)||31 July 2024|
|Dr Claire Hughes (Environment & Geography)||31 July 2025|
|Dr Matthew Perry (IPC)||31 July 2026|
One undergraduate representative (for unreserved business) - Debayan Dey, YUSU Academic Officer (1 year)
One postgraduate representative (for unreserved business) - 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: Jenny Brotherton
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.
Details of the 2022/23 meetings are shown below:
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
For academic advice on programme proposals/modifications, contacts may also attend departmental APR meetings.