Overview

Academic Committee reports to Council and the Academic Board

Chair

Professor Michael Arthur


Who to contact

Mr Derfel Owen

for agendas and minutes; apologies for absence 
d.owen@ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7679 8594


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Constitution and Membership for 2014-15

Where the name of a committee member is italicised, this indicates that that member is serving on the Committee as a deputy or nominee of another member.

Where the name of a committee member appears in square brackets, this indicates that member’s second or subsequent appearance in the committee’s membership.

Number in brackets to the right-hand side of a committee member’s name indicates length of continuous service in years, up to and including the 2013-14 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio and student members, or for observers.


Ex Officio

President and Provost (Chair) Professor Michael Arthur
Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) Professor Anthony Smith
Vice-Provost (Enterprise and London)  Professor Stephen Caddick 
Vice-Provost (International)  Dame Nicola Brewer
Vice-Provost (Research) Professor David Price

Deans of Faculties (or nominees):
Arts and Humanities Professor Jonathan Wolff
Brain Sciences Professor Alan Thompson
Built Environment Professor Alan Penn
UCL Institute of Education  Professor Chris Husbands
Engineering Sciences Professor Anthony Finkelstein
Laws Professor Dame Hazel Genn
Life Sciences Professor Geraint Rees
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Professor Nick Brook
Medical Sciences  Professor Raymond MacAllister
Population Health Sciences  Professor Graham Hart 
Social and Historical Sciences Professor Mary Fulbrook

Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT)
Dr Dilly Fung
Director, UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE) Dr Christine Hoffmann
Director of Library Services Dr Paul Ayris
Director of Public and Cultural Engagement Ms Tonya Nelson
Director of Student Administration
Mr David Ashton
Pro-Provost (Doctoral School) Professor David Bogle
Registrar Ms Wendy Appleby
Faculty Tutors:
Arts and Humanities Dr Arne Hofmann
Brain Sciences  Dr Julie Evans
Built Environment Ms Susan Ware
UCL Institute of Education  Professor Norbert Pachler/
Professor Don Pennington 
Engineering Sciences Mr Marco Federighi
Laws Ms Olga Thomas
Life Sciences Dr Hazel Smith
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Dr Caroline Essex
Medical Sciences  Dr Brenda Cross
Population Health Sciences  Dr Christine Kinnon
Social and Historical Sciences [Dr Arne Hofmann]

UCLU Education & Campaigns Officer
Mr Lukmaan Kolia
UCLU Medical, Pharmacy & Health Students’ Officer Ms Harkiran Dhanjal
UCLU Postgraduate Students' Officer
Ms Mariana Ceccotti
Chair, Education Committee [Professor Anthony Smith]
Chair, Quality Management and Enhancement Committee [Professor Anthony Smith]
Chair, Joint Staff Student Committee Dr Ruth Siddall
Chair, Research Degrees Committee [Professor David Bogle]

Nominated

Two representatives of organisations with which UCL has educational partnerships or collaborations, nominated by the Chair of Academic Committee:

  • Ms Geraldine Davies (UCL Academy) (2)
  • Ms Anna Douglas (City and Islington College) (-)

Elected

Three academic staff - including at least one professor and one non-professor - elected by and from among the professorial and non-professorial academic staff members of Academic Board:

  • Professor Robert Brown (4)
  • Professor Michael Pitt (-)
  • Vacancy (for a non-professorial academic staff member of Academic Board)

Co-opted

  • Dr Helen Matthews (3)

Secretary Mr Derfel Owen

Terms of Reference

Subject to any general or particular direction that may from time to time be given by the Council, the Academic Committee is charged by Council:

  1. To consider and advise the Council, through powers delegated by the Academic Board, upon all academic matters and questions affecting the educational policy of UCL, the organisation of teaching, examining, research and courses of instruction, including the following: (i) matters concerning academic co-operation between UCL and any other body; (ii) appointments to established Chairs and Readerships tenable at UCL; (iii) the award or revocation of degrees of UCL and of the University of London.
  2. To maintain an overview of UCL's academic strategies, policies and procedures pertaining to the following: (i) research; (ii) teaching and learning; (iii) definition and maintenance of academic standards; (iv)  examinations and assessment; (v)  innovations in educational practice; (vi) programme development and review; (vii) student behaviour and discipline; (viii) student experience; (ix) academic staff development; (x) quality management and enhancement.
  3. In discharging the foregoing responsibilities, to: (i) set up working groups etc to assist the Academic Committee; (ii) prescribe their terms of reference and constitution; (iii) maintain an overview of all matters falling within their purview.
  4. To maintain an overview of the work of the following standing committees which report to Academic Committee, by receipt of an annual report on the work of the committee in the preceding 12 months and by such other arrangements as Academic Committee may define in particular cases: (i) Education Committee; (ii) International Strategy Board; (iii) Joint Staff Student Committee; (iv) Library Committee; (v) Quality Management and Enhancement Committee; (vi) Research Degrees Committee; (vii) Research Governance Committee; (viii) Scholarships and Student Funding Committee.
  5. To receive an annual report from the Vice-Provost (Research) on the development and implementation of UCL's research strategy and from such other UCL officers as may be determined by the Committee.
  6. To receive the Minutes of all meetings of standing committees and working groups etc reporting to Academic Committee.
  7. To report to Academic Board and Council by submission to the Academic Board officers and Council officers of the Minutes of each meeting of Academic Committee.

Meeting dates 2014-15

  • Thursday 16 October 2014, 9am
  • Thursday 18 December 2014, 9am
  • Thursday 12 March 2015, 9am
  • Thursday 7 May 2015, 9am
  • Thursday 25 June 2015, 9am

Minutes

Committee Minutes for sessions prior to 2010-11 are not publicly accessible.

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