Secretary: Mr Mike Edge, Email: email@example.com
Terms of Reference
a) To be responsible to the Senate and the Council for the implementation of the academic student experience priorities of the University’s Strategic Plan and maintain oversight of the Education Strategy and monitor performance in this area.
b) To have oversight of all academic aspects of the Student Experience in the University and to promote its ongoing enhancement.
c) To be responsible to the Senate and the Council for promoting high quality learning and teaching in the University.
d) To work with the Guild to enhance the academic aspects of the Student Experience.
e) To highlight and promote innovations and best practice from across the University in learning, teaching and assessment.
f) To propose the development of new learning and teaching policies and initiatives, to liaise with other committees/bodies about such policies and initiatives and to monitor their implementation and effectiveness.
g) To receive reports from the Faculties in relation to the implementation of the University’s Education Strategy.
h) To oversee any funds made available to support and promote learning and teaching, including funds for teaching excellence awards.
i) To oversee the University’s student representation systems.
j) To oversee the University’s arrangements for promoting core internal and external surveys to its students and to co-ordinate its response to the outcomes of the surveys.
k) To oversee the University’s performance on student outcomes, including but not limited to, non-progression and non-completion rates, degree outcomes and student employment outcomes; and to co-ordinate its response to such findings, as well as positioning the University in an optimum place for external assessments.
l) To commission market research (including student evaluation surveys), to consider the outcomes of such research and to promote appropriate action in response.
m) To consider relevant aspects of the University’s policies and practices for the promotion of diversity and equality of opportunity among the student population.
n) To advise the Planning and Resources Committee on resourcing issues related to the academic Student Experience.
o) To engage in horizon scanning to anticipate and prepare for new opportunities and likely future developments in learning, teaching and assessment.
The Education Committee reports to Senate and Council and to the Planning and Resources Committee in relation to planning and resource allocation matters.
The Guild Liaison Sub-Committee, the Student Success Boards and the Faculty Education Committees report directly to the Education Committee.
Frequency of Meetings
The Education Committee usually meets on four occasions during the academic year.
The quorum for meetings of the Education Committee shall be one quarter of the membership, including at least one lay member of the Council.