Quality Management and Enhancement Committee Academic Committee


Professor Anthony Smith

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Ms Sandra Hinton

for agendas and minutes; apologies for absence  
020 7679 8590


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Quality Management and Enhancement Committee

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.

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.

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
Registrar (or nominee) Mr Derfel Owen
Director of Academic Services [Mr Derfel Owen] 
Director of Education Planning  Ms Clare Goudy 
UCLU Education & Campaigns Officer
Mr Lukmaan Kolia
UCLU Postgraduate Students' Officer  Ms Mariana Ceccotti
Chair of the Internal Quality Review Panel Professor Sue Hamilton
Head of Student Data Services  Mr Gary Smith 


One member of staff from each faculty, with responsibility for quality management and enhancement at either faculty or departmental level, nominated by the Dean of the faculty:
Arts and Humanities Dr Arne Hofmann (3)
Brain Sciences  Dr Julie Evans (2)
Built Environment Dr Kevin Mansfield (6)
UCL Institute of Education  Professor Don Pennington (-)
Engineering Sciences Mr Marco Federighi (8)
Laws Dr Iris Chiu (-)
Life Sciences Dr Alasdair Gibb (6)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Dr Caroline Essex (4)
Medical Sciences  Professor Tim McHugh (4)
Population Health Sciences  Ms Ruth Harper (1)
Social and Historical Sciences Dr Helen Matthews (3)

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

  • Dr Dilly Fung (-)

A Vice-Head of the Doctoral School, nominated by the Pro-Provost (Doctoral School)

  • Dr Dave Spratt (-)

One Faculty Tutor, nominated by the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs)

  • [Professor Tim McHugh] (4)

One external member with professional experience of quality management and enhancement issues, nominated by the Vice-Provost (Education and Student Affairs)

  • Mr Jonathan Morgan (4)


One member of non-professorial academic staff, elected by and from the elected non-professorial academic staff members of Academic Board

  • Dr Alastair Greig (-)

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 Quality Management and Enhancement 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 processes for the maintenance of academic standards, and the assurance and enhancement of the quality of its educational provision.
  2. To be responsible for the implementation, review and development of UCL's Internal Quality Review (IQR) methodology.
  3. To be responsible for the review and development of UCL's processes for Annual Monitoring and Augmented Annual Monitoring by departments and faculties through (i) receipt of annual summary reports from faculties on issues arising from the faculties' review of the Annual Monitoring Reports and Augmented Annual Monitoring Reports prepared by their constituent departments, and (ii) considering any generic quality management and enhancement issues or themes arising from the faculties' summary reports, and advising the Academic Committee thereon.
  4. To co-ordinate UCL's preparations for Higher Education Review and any other review process by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) including the provision of information and advice to academic and administrative staff involved in such preparations.
  5. To co-ordinate the development and monitor the implementation of UCL processes relating to the QAA's UK Quality Code for Higher Education.
  6. To co-ordinate the development, and monitor the implementation, of UCL processes in relation to all other aspects of national quality assurance system as defined by the Higher Education Funding Council or England and the representative bodies, including the relevant public information.
  7. To promote the development at institutional, faculty and departmental levels of initiatives relating to quality enhancement.
  8. To maintain a continuous overview of the work of the IQR Panel through the receipt from the Panel of: (i) reports on any matters arising from the Panel's scrutiny of IQR reports and/or departments' action plans which it deems have wider implications for UCL policy or procedure which require the attention of the Quality Management and Enhancement Committee; (ii) an annual report on the work of the Panel in the preceding 12 months; (iii) the Minutes of all of its meetings.
  9. To promote discussion and sharing of good practice between UCL and other institutions regarding institutional processes for self-evaluation and quality enhancement.
  10. To report to Academic Committee by (i) submission of an annual report to Academic Committee on the work of the Committee in the preceding 12 months, and (ii) submission to the Academic Committee officers of the Minutes of each meeting of the Quality Management and Enhancement Committee.

Meeting Dates 2014-15

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014, 2pm
  • Tuesday 24 March 2015, 2pm
  • Wednesday 10 June 2015, 2pm


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