Overview

Education Committee reports to Academic Committee

Chair

Professor Anthony Smith


Who to contact

Ms Sandra Hinton

for agendas and minutes; apologies for absence 
s.hinton@ucl.ac.uk
020 7679 8590


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Constitution and Membership for 2014-15

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

Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) (Chair) Professor Anthony Smith
Chair, Programme and Module Approval Steering Group Professor Tim McHugh
Chair, UCL Board of Examiners [Professor Tim McHugh]
Director of Academic Services Mr Derfel Owen
Director of Student Administration Mr David Ashton
Registrar Ms Wendy Appleby
UCLU Education & Campaigns Officer Mr Lukmaan Kolia
UCLU Welfare & International Officer Ms Leah Francis
UCLU Postgraduate Students' Officer Ms Mariana Ceccotti

Faculty Tutors:
Arts and Humanities Dr Arne Hofmann
Brain Sciences  Dr Julie Evans
Built Environment Ms Susan Ware
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]

Nominated

One member of staff of the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT), nominated by the Director of CALT

  • Dr Dilly Fung (-)

One member of staff of the Finance and Business Affairs Division, nominated by the Director of Finance and Business Affairs

  • Ms Valerie Hogg (4)

One member of staff of the Information Services Division, nominated by the Director of Information Services

  • Dr Fiona Strawbridge (4)

One member of staff of Library Services, nominated by the Director of Library Services

  • Ms June Hedges (4)

One taught graduate student, nominated by the UCLU

  • To be notified

One undergraduate student, nominated by the UCLU

  • To be notified

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

  • Dr John Mitchell (4)
  • Professor Derek Tocher (2)
  • Vacancy

Co-opted

  • Dr Helen Matthews (3)

Secretary Ms Sandra Hinton

Terms of Reference

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

  1. On behalf of Academic Committee, to define, monitor and review UCL strategy, policy and procedure in respect of UCL's taught students (including undergraduate and postgraduate-taught students) relating to: (i) student registration; (ii) student attendance at, and completion of, programmes and examinations, including suspension of regulations; (iii) the operation of UCL's student grievance procedures for taught students and monitoring thereof by consideration of an annual report thereon; and (iv) all aspects of the taught student experience.
  2. To approve UCL regulations relating to taught degrees and amendments thereto.
  3. To develop, review and monitor the implementation of UCL's Personal Tutoring Scheme.
  4. To define, monitor and review UCL strategy, policy and procedure for the approval and review of programmes of study and their constituent modules; to submit to Council annually summary details of all new programmes of study approved during the preceding 12 months.
  5. To maintain a continuous overview of the work of the Programme and Module Approval Steering Group, through the receipt from the Steering Group of: (i) recommendations for the approval of new programmes of study and constituent modules, for approval by the Education Committee; (ii) reports on any matters arising from the Steering Group's scrutiny of proposals for new programmes of study which it deems have wider implications for UCL policy or procedure which require the attention of the Education Committee; (iii) an annual report on the work of the Steering Group during the preceding 12 months; and (iv) the Minutes of all of its meetings.
  6. On behalf of Academic Committee, to define, monitor and review UCL strategy, policy and procedure in respect of all matters relating to the examination and assessment of taught students, including: (i) development and implementation of schemes of award for taught students; (ii) comparability of academic standards across UCL; (iii) approval of appointment of all examiners; (iv) approval and appointment of all Chairs and Deputy Chairs of Boards of Examiners; (v) consideration of issues arising from the reports of External Examiners; and (vi) acting as the ultimate forum within UCL in which to resolve issues arising from examination procedures other than those arising from allegations of examination irregularity or from grievances brought by students.
  7. To receive an annual report on the proceedings of Faculty Teaching Committees/equivalent bodies within Faculties, during the preceding 12 months.
  8. To receive and consider from each Faculty proposals for the award of degrees of UCL and of the University of London.
  9. To submit for approval by the Academic Committee recommendations for the award and revocation of taught degrees of UCL and of the University of London.
  10. To maintain a continuous overview of the work of the UCL Board of Examiners, through the receipt from the Board of: (i) reports on any matters arising from the Board's monitoring of the examination and assessment processes which it deems have wider implications for UCL policy or practice which require the attention of the Education Committee; (ii) an annual report on the work of the Board in the preceding 12 months; and (iii) the Minutes of all of its meetings.
  11. To refer to the Academic Committee such matters as the Education Committee deems to entail academic standards, quality assurance, or student experience implications which require the attention of Academic Committee.
  12. To report to the Academic Committee by (i) the submission of an annual report on the work of the Education Committee in the preceding 12 months, and (ii) the submission to the Academic Committee officers of the Minutes of each meeting of the Education Committee.

Meeting Dates 2014-15

  • To be notified