Academic Quality and Standards Committee

Committee description

Secretary: Ms Liz McAleer, Email: e.mcaleer@liverpool.ac.uk

Terms of Reference

(a)       To oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and approval of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring and enhancing the quality and standards of its learning, teaching and assessment.

(b)       To approve requests for exemption from the Code of Practice on Assessment and make recommendations to Senate in response to new or revised Ordinances.

(c)       To oversee the University’s interactions with the relevant external bodies responsible for quality assurance, including professional and statutory bodies with responsibility for accrediting the University’s taught programmes, and the Higher Education Academy.

Reporting Relationship

The Academic Quality and Standards Committee reports to Senate, and refers matters to the Education Committee as appropriate.

Frequency of Meetings

The Academic Quality and Standards Committee usually meets on five occasions during the academic year.

Quorum

The quorum for meetings of the Academic Quality and Standards Committee shall be one quarter of the membership.

Members or key people

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education (Chair)

Professor G Brown

Three academic staff members from each Faculty

 

          Science and Engineering

Dr J Haddley

 

Dr D Hutchcroft

 

Professor L Sheffield (Deputy Chair)

          Health and Life Sciences

Professor A German

 

Dr F Watkins

 

Professor C Youngson

          Humanities and Social Sciences

Ms L Crolley

 

Dr A Plowman

 

Professor K Spelman Miller

Head of Careers and Employability Service

Ms E Moore

The Head of Academic Quality and Standards

Ms T Barker

The Director of the Leadership, Organisational, Staff and Academic Development Academy

Dr J Howard

The Director of Student Administration and Support or his/her nominee

Mrs A M Fowles (nominee)

The Librarian or his/her nominee

Ms E Thompson (nominee)

The Director of Computing Services or his/her nominee

Mrs T Marsh (nominee)

Two Student Representative Officers

Mr A Hussain

 

Ms F Thomas

Other members may be co-opted or invited to attend for specific meetings at the discretion of the Committee.


Invited to attend

Curriculum Manager Project Manager, Mr A Dolben

Chair of OPOG, Mr N Greer

Meeting dates

  • 24 September 2020, 2.00pm
  • 26 November 2020, 2.00pm
  • 16 February 2021, 2.00pm
  • 28 April 2021, 2.00pm
  • 9 June 2021, 10.00am

A full schedule of Committee meeting dates can be viewed here.