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 on Assessment: Professor Mike Bentley (Physics)
The Academic Registrar
Head of the Academic Support Office: Mr Nigel Dandy
Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students (Arts and Humanities): Dr Gill Chitty*
Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students (Science): Dr Steve King*
Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students (Social Sciences): Vacancy*
* subject to Senate approval
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|
|Mr Edward Braman, Theatre, Film and Television||31 July 2019|
|Mr Joe Fagan, Education||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||31 July 2020|
|Dr Michael Bate, Mathematics||31 July 2021|
|Dr Sabine Clarke, History||31 July 2021|
|Dr Claire Hughes, Environment and Geography||31 July 2021|
|Sinéad McCotter, Management||31 July 2021|
|Dr Matthew Perry, International Pathway College (Co-opted)||31 July 2021|
|Dr Jez Wells, Music||31 July 2021|
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
Minute 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.
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 the 2018/19 meetings are shown below (please note that meetings will take place on a Thursday from 09.30-13.30 with the exception of the highlighted date:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Deadline for papers||Meeting|
|Tuesday 11 September 2018||Thursday 4 October 2018|
|Tuesday 16 October 2018||Thursday 8 November 2018|
|Tuesday 13 November 2018||Thursday 6 December 2018|
|Tuesday 15 January 2019||Thursday 7 February 2019|
|Tuesday 19 February 2019||Thursday 14 March 2019|
|Tuesday 23 April 2019||Thursday 16 May 2019|
Tuesday 28 May 2019
|Thursday 20 June 2019|
- 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.