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Academic Council Committees

Committees

Academic Council Committees

Academic Council has a number of Standing Committees which report directly to it. Sub-Committees report indirectly to Academic Council via the Standing Committees.

Chair: Professor Steve Olivier, Principal
Secretary: Mrs Fiona McLean Whyte, Deputy Academic Registrar

Membership, Remit and Composition

The Remit and Composition of the Academic Council are contained in Organisational Regulation O3:

Minutes

 

Meetings 

Session 2020/21

  • 16 December 2020
  • 17 March 2021 
  • 16 June 2021

Meetings commence at 2pm and take place on Microsoft Teams.


Committees of Academic Council

Sub-Committees, their memberships and Conveners will be reviewed not less than every three years.

Quality Assurance &  Enhancement Committee

Quality Assurance & Enhancement Committee

The remit is to advise on the future shape and structure of the academic portfolio in response to ongoing market analysis and performance analysis, and approve course developments and collaborative ventures based on criteria and financial parameters agreed by Academic Council and the Executive.

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Academic Regulations Sub-Committee

Academic Regulations Sub-Committee

This is a Sub-Committee of the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee. The remit includes to consider revisions to the Academic Regulations and make recommendations to the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee and to promote good practice and consistency in the application of the Academic Regulations.

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Learning Infrastructure Sub-Committee

Learning Infrastructure Sub-Committee

This is a Sub-Committee of the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee. The remit includes to contribute to the development and monitoring of institution-level quality enhancement activities, pertaining to the student experience, aligned to the University’s Strategic Plan.

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Teaching Learning and Assessment Sub-Committee

Teaching Learning and Assessment Sub-Committee

This is a Sub-Committee of the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee. The remit includes to promote best practice within the University in respect of teaching, learning and assessment and to monitor and advise on the implications of national initiatives/legislation.

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Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee

Equality and Diversity Sub-Committee

This is a Sub-Committee of the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee. The remit includes to inform strategic equality and diversity priorities and direction, based on robust evidence, data, involvement and consultation with the University’s Equality and Diversity Forum and other appropriate stakeholders.

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Academic Development Committee

Academic Development Committee

The remit is to advise on the future shape and structure of the academic portfolio in response to ongoing market analysis and performance analysis, and approve course developments and collaborative ventures based on criteria and financial parameters agreed by Academic Council and the Executive.

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Research Committee

Research Committee

The remit is to advise the university on the appropriate strategic direction, priorities & activities in order to be internationally, nationally & regionally recognised for excellence in translational research, enterprise and innovation in key thematic areas and to demonstrate tangible success in applying that research for the benefit of the wider community and the university’s course portfolio

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Research Degrees Committee

Research Degrees Committee

The remit is to support the Vice-Principal for Research and Head of the Graduate School in developing and enhancing the University’s Graduate School and provision of research degree programmes.

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Research Integrity and Ethics Sub-Committee

Research Integrity and Ethics Sub-Committee

This is a Sub-Committee of the Research Committee. The remit includes to oversee the implementation of a research governance quality management system for the University and the maintenance and enhancement of ethical standards in the conduct of research (including consultancy and professional practice) undertaken by employees and students of the University.

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Student Appeals Committee

Student Appeals Committee

The remit is to consider, on behalf of Academic Council, any appeals by students against decisions of Assessment Boards or, in the case of students registered for research degrees, against decisions of examiners or the Research Degrees Committee, or appeals in respect of misconduct, and to take the action that it considers to be appropriate and in accordance with Academic Regulations.

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School Academic Boards

School Academic Boards

The Academic Boards monitor, review and agree action relating to the operation, management, quality assurance and development of the School’s academic portfolio and subject base. This includes ensuring the effective implementation of University policy in respect of quality enhancement, including teaching, learning and assessment policy.

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Honorary Degrees Committee

Honorary Degrees Committee

The remit is to consider nominations for the award of Honorary Degrees.

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ICRGU Joint Strategic Partnerships Management Board

ICRGU Joint Strategic Partnerships Management Board

This group reports to the Academic Development Committee.

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