Teaching Committee is responsible for detailed annual course planning and quality assurance, monitoring and strategic consideration of admissions and graduate employment performance, and any other issues as determined by the BoS.
Chair - Dr Gareth Evans
Week 2 autumn term
Week 8 autumn term
Week 3/4 spring term
Summer term - if required
Summer vacation: joint meeting with Examinations Committee, early September
From March 2016 the archive of Teaching Committee papers including all agendas and enclosures is available to members of the Committee and Board of Studies in google drive
Minutes of meetings 2015-16
Minutes of meetings 2014-2015
Minutes of meetings 2013-2014
Minutes of previous meetings (of Biology Undergraduate Studies Board, "BUSB")
Minutes March 2011
Minutes March 2009
Minutes March 2008
Minutes March 2007
Biology Teaching Committee develops planning, strategy and policy related to the taught degree programmes administered by the Biology department. Currently, these undergraduate programmes are:
Teaching Committee typically takes responsibility for initiatives (e.g. development of new programmes), response to new University policies, and oversight of on-going activities across our programmes (admissions, visiting students, year in industry/ Europe schemes, employability, teaching quality, tutorials, project allocation, etc). Biology Board of Studies routinely delegates activities to Teaching Committee.
Reports to: Biology Board of Studies
Delegates to: Module Committees
Receives reports from:
Admissions (on issues affecting planning)
Year in Industry coordinator
Year in Europe coordinator
Undergraduate student representatives
Considers minutes from:
Consider reports from:
Sends minutes to:
Biology Board of Studies
Biology Graduate School Board
Associate Head of Department (internal)
Chair of Biology BoS
Associate Chair BoS
Undergraduate Office Manager
Chair of each Module Committee
Chair of Examinations Committee
Senior Admissions Tutor
One student representative from each programme and stage
Other staff with specific responsibilities (e.g. Careers Liaison Officer, Year-in-Industry Organiser, Year-in-Europe Organiser, International Student Co-ordinator, Chief Technician of Teaching Laboratories, Manager AV/IT Support for Teaching, Disability Advisor, VLE coordinator) can be co-opted at the Chair’s discretion.
Teaching Committee can set up ad hoc groups to deal with any business that arises that falls within its purview.
Meetings and Business
An annual cycle of activity for Teaching Committee is as follows:
Summer vacation: joint meeting with Examinations Committee.
Week 2: TC meeting.
To outline the agenda for the annual plan for the following academic year, including:
Week 8: TC meeting.
Week 6: TC.
No standing business. To meet as required to deal with any relevant issues that fall within the remit of TC.