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Constitution and Membership for 2015-16
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 2014-15 session. Length of service is not indicated for ex officio and student members, or for observers.
|Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs) (Chair)||Professor Anthony Smith|
Chair, Academic Regulations and Quality Assurance Sub-Committee
Professor Norbert Pachler
Chair, Quality Review Sub-Committee
||Professor Tim McHugh|
|Director of Academic Services||Mr Derfel Owen|
Director of Education Planning
Ms Clare Goudy
|Director of Student Administration||Mr David Ashton|
|Registrar||Ms Wendy Appleby|
|UCLU Education & Campaigns Officer||
Ms Wahida Samie
|UCLU Welfare & International Officer||
Mr Tom Robinson
|UCLU Postgraduate Students' Officer||
Ms Suguna Nair
|Arts and Humanities||Dr Arne Hofmann|
|Brain Sciences||Dr Julie Evans|
|Built Environment||Ms Susan Ware|
|UCL Institute of Education||Professor Don Pennington|
|Engineering Sciences||Dr Simon Banks|
|Laws||Ms Olga Thomas|
|Life Sciences||Dr Hazel Smith|
|Mathematical and Physical Sciences||Dr Caroline Essex|
Dr Brenda Cross
|Population Health Sciences||Dr Mike Rowson|
|Social and Historical Sciences||[Dr Arne Hofmann]|
One member of staff of the Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT), nominated by the Director of CALT
- Dr Dilly Fung (1)
One member of staff of the Finance and Business Affairs Division, nominated by the Director of Finance and Business Affairs
- Ms Valerie Hogg (5)
One member of staff of the Information Services Division, nominated by the Director of Information Services
- Dr Fiona Strawbridge (5)
One member of staff of Library Services, nominated by the Director of Library Services
- Ms June Hedges (5)
One taught graduate student, nominated by the UCLU
- Mr Abdulrahman Alahmari
One undergraduate student, nominated by the UCLU
- Ms Andrea Nahum
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 (5)
- Professor Derek Tocher (3)
- Dr Helen Matthews (4)
Ms Lizzie Vinton
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:
- 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.
- To approve UCL regulations relating to taught degrees and amendments thereto.
- To develop, review and monitor the implementation of UCL's Personal Tutoring Scheme.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To receive an annual report on the proceedings of Faculty Teaching Committees/equivalent bodies within Faculties, during the preceding 12 months.
- To receive and consider from each Faculty proposals for the award of degrees of UCL and of the University of London.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 2015-16
- Tuesday 6 October 2015, 2.00pm
- Tuesday 1 December 2015, 2.00pm
- Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2.00pm
- Tuesday 26 April 2016, 2.00pm
- Tuesday 7 June 2016, 2.00pm