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Course Committees

Membership

Core minimum membership

  • Course Leader(s)
  • Academic staff who teach on the course(s)
  • Module leaders for those modules contributing to the course(s)
  • Student Representatives
  • For collaborative courses, the University Link Tutor

Membership may also include

  • Employer representatives
  • Collaborative partner representatives
  • External advisers
  • Members of internal service departments such as LIS or Registry

Frequency of meetings

A minimum of 2 meetings per year

Terms of Reference

Course Committees are the key mechanism for managing the day to day operation of courses. They also provide the primary formal mechanism for stakeholder involvement in the running of the course; the key stakeholders being the students.

Course Committees report to the relevant Faculty Quality Enhancement Committee and have as their main function the oversight of the learning opportunities provided to students on a course.

Each course must be allocated to a Course Committee. A Course Committee may be responsible for one course or a suite of courses in a cognate area.

  1. To be responsible for the maintenance of the academic standards of course(s) and the quality of learning opportunities in accordance with University policies and procedures.

  2. To regularly inform and consider the course journal and annual report of monitoring and to submit an agreed action plan for consideration by FQEC.

  3. To consider reports from external examiners, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies and internal reviews, and determine responses as appropriate.

  4. To consider feedback from students including, but not limited to National Student Survey results, outcomes of any institutional student experience survey and module evaluations.

  5. To keep under review the course(s) and seek approval for change through the appropriate mechanisms.

  6. To oversee the recruitment and admission of students to the course(s).

  7. To monitor students’ progress and achievement on the course(s) and oversee the implementation of action plans where required.

  8. To monitor overall patterns of recruitment, retention/progression and performance on the courses(s) and oversee the implementation of action plans as required.