On behalf of the York Graduate Research School Board, to develop and monitor strategies, policies and regulations relating to PGR programmes.
Policies and Programmes Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of York Graduate Research School Board. YGRSB reports directly to Senate.
1. To develop and monitor strategies, policies and regulations relating to research degree. With a focus on:
a. regulations for research degree awards (Regulation 2) and the University’s Policy on Research Degrees (in conjunction with the Standing Committee on Assessment);
b. policies and strategies relating to the nature of research degree provision at York, including collaborative research degrees;
2. To approve proposals (under powers delegated by Senate) for new research degree programmes, for the suspension/withdrawal of research degree programmes (with respect to the academic case) and for modifications to research degree programmes. Also to approve taught degree programmes taken only by research degree students as set out in the Policy on Research Degrees.
3. To recommend to Senate for approval proposals for double and joint research degree programmes;
4. To monitor, and contribute to, the quality assurance and enhancement of research degree programmes, including through annual programme review, periodic review and institutional review;
5. To consider ways of promoting equal opportunities and diversity in relation to all the above; to recommend to senate for approval proposals for double and joint research degree programmes;
6. To report to the York Graduate Research School Board.
When considering new programme proposals, the approval decision must involve as a minimum: the Chair and two academic members of PPSC. 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 PPSC 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 PPSC has been informed by that advice.
Unless otherwise stated, the deadline for receiving papers is two weeks before the meeting.