Faculty Quality Assurance Committee

Faculty Quality Assurance Committee (FQAC)

Faculty of Creative Industries FQAC

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science FQAC

Faculty of Life Sciences and Education FQAC

Faculty of Business and Society FQAC

Faculty Quality Assurance Committee (FQAC)

Composition

TBC

Membership

Acting Chair: Karen Jones, Head of School of Law, Accounting and Finance (09/14 – 08/2018)
Karen Fitzgibbon, Head of Student Experience (09/14 – 08/2018)
Julie Prior, Associate Head of Business School (09/14 – 08/2018)
Karen Jones, Head of School of Law, Accounting and Finance (09/14 – 08/2018)
Tim John, Associate Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences (09/14 – 08/2018)
Jo Jones, Academic Admissions Manager (09/14 – 08/2018)
Paul Davies, Academic Enterprise Manager (09/14 – 08/2018)
Sarah Grabham, Associate Head of School of Law, Accounting and Finance (09/15 – 08/2019)
Ian McKim, Criminology (09/12 – 08/2016)
Jonathan Deacon, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (09/14 – 08/2018)
Gideon Calder, Social Ethics (09/14 – 08/2018)
Howard Williamson, Faculty Ethics Champion
Sally Lisk-Lewis, Auditor, Faculty of Creative Industries (09/15 – 08/19)
Paul Jones, Auditor, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science (09/2015 – 08/2019)
Jeff Evans, Senior Auditor, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education (11/2013 – 08/2017)
Mutsa Gova, Student Voice Representative, School of Law, Accounting and Finance (09/2015 – 08/2016)
Gijsbert Machielsen, Student Voice Representative, South Wales Business School (09/2015 – 08/2016)
Secretary: Principal Quality Officer
Clerk: Quality Administrator

Terms of reference

• To coordinate and manage the procedures which will assure the quality and standards of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the faculty/RWCMD, receive assurance that these have been carried out and ensure that academic standards and quality meet University expectations, in areas to include the following:
1. the approval and review of all University taught courses;
2. student assessment and performance;
3. the conditions of appointment of external examiners;
4. consideration of external examiner reports;
5. external scrutiny by PSRBs;
6. academic collaborative arrangements with other institutions;
7. the approval and review of Recognised Teacher Status applications;
8. ethical systems and procedures related to students on taught courses

• To ensure the Faculty/RWCMD portfolio courses adhere to the University’s Academic Regulations;
• To advise Quality Assurance Committee on the Faculty/RWCMD’s response to external quality reviews and initiatives, where appropriate and to be responsible for ensuring appropriate follow-up action arising is undertaken;
• To refer upwards to Faculty Board/College Academic Board issues relating to the enhancement of the student experience;
• To consider and report on such matters as may be referred to the Committee;
• To establish, as appropriate, such sub-committees or other working groups as the Committee requires in order to fulfil its role.

Meetings in 2018/19

TBC

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Faculty of Creative Industries FQAC

Composition

•Chairperson: The Dean or Deputy/Associate Dean;
•A senior auditor from another Faculty, nominated by the Chairperson of Quality Assurance Committee;
•Up to ten Faculty staff, normally with some experience of a range of quality assurance activities, nominated by the Chairperson after consultation with the Dean of Faculty;
•Faculty Ethics Champion;
•Between two and four auditors, nominated by the Chairperson;
•Librarian
•Up to two student representatives;
•Secretary: Principal Quality Officer
•Clerk: Faculty Quality Administrator

All members must be approved by the Chairperson of Quality Assurance Committee.

Terms of reference

1.To coordinate and manage the procedures which will assure the quality and standards of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the Faculty/RWCMD, receive assurance that these have been carried out and ensure that academic standards and quality meet University expectations, in areas to include the following:

•The approval and review of all University taught courses;
•Student assessment and performance;
•The conditions of appointment of external examiners;
•Consideration of external examiner reports;
•External scrutiny by PSRBs;
•Academic collaborative arrangements with other institutions;
•The approval and review of Recognised Teacher Status applications;
•Ethical systems and procedures related to students on taught courses.

2.To ensure the Faculty/RWCMD portfolio courses adhere to the University’s Academic Regulations;
3.To advise Quality Assurance Committee on the Faculty/RWCMD’s response to external quality reviews and initiatives, where appropriate and to be responsible for ensuring appropriate follow-up action arising is undertaken;
4.To refer upwards to Faculty Board/College Academic Board issues relating to the enhancement of the student experience;
5.To consider and report on such matters as may be referred to the Committee;
6.To establish, as appropriate, such sub-committees or other working groups as the Committee requires in order to fulfil its role.

Membership

Chairperson: Barry Atkins, Deputy Dean
Secretary: Gareth Beach, Principal Quality Officer
Clerk: Bethan Daniel, Quality Administrator
Senior Auditor: Nicky Lewis, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
Internal Member: Jonathan Baldwin, Associate Head, School of Art and Design
Internal Member: Garrabost Jayalakshmi, Associate Head, School of Media
Internal Member: Andy Smith, Associate Head, School of Music and Performance
Internal Member: Sarah Carter, School of Art and Design
Internal Member: Celia Jackson, School of Art and Design
Internal Member: Geraint D’Arcy School of Music and Performance
Internal Member: Marta Minier, School of Music and Performance
Internal Member: Jason Bevan, School of Media
Internal Member: Adam Martin, School of Media
External Member: Cath Jones, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
External Member: Kristen Harries, Cardiff and Vale College
Student Representative: tbc
Student Representative: tbc
Faculty Ethics Champion: Steven Higgins
Head of Learning, Teaching: Huw Swayne
and Student Experience:
Campus Librarian: John Wright
Campus Librarian: Angharad Evans
IT Services: Ryan Olden, Technical Support Officer

Meetings 2018/19

25 October 2018
7 February 2019
9 May 2019
2 July 2019

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Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science FQAC

Membership

TBC

Terms of reference

• To coordinate and manage the procedures which will assure the quality and standards of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the faculty/RWCMD, receive assurance that these have been carried out and ensure that academic standards and quality meet University expectations, in areas to include the following:
1. the approval and review of all University taught courses;
2. student assessment and performance;
3. the conditions of appointment of external examiners;
4. consideration of external examiner reports;
5. external scrutiny by PSRBs;
6. academic collaborative arrangements with other institutions;
7. the approval and review of Recognised Teacher Status applications;
8. ethical systems and procedures related to students on taught courses

• To ensure the Faculty/RWCMD portfolio courses adhere to the University’s Academic Regulations;
• To advise Quality Assurance Committee on the Faculty/RWCMD’s response to external quality reviews and initiatives, where appropriate and to be responsible for ensuring appropriate follow-up action arising is undertaken;
• To refer upwards to Faculty Board/College Academic Board issues relating to the enhancement of the student experience;
• To consider and report on such matters as may be referred to the Committee;
• To establish, as appropriate, such sub-committees or other working groups as the Committee requires in order to fulfil its role.

Meetings in 2018/19

31 October 2018
14 February 2019
17 April 2019
20 June 2019
3 July 2019

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Faculty of Life Sciences and Education FQAC

Membership

TBC

Terms of reference

1.To coordinate and manage the procedures which will assure the quality and standards of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the Faculty/RWCMD, receive assurance that these have been carried out and ensure that academic standards and quality meet University expectations, in areas to include the following:

•the approval and review of all University taught courses;
•student assessment and performance;
•the conditions of appointment of external examiners;
•consideration of external examiner reports;
•external scrutiny by PSRBs;
•academic collaborative arrangements with other institutions;
•the approval and review of Recognised Teacher Status applications;
ethical systems and procedures related to students on taught courses

2.To ensure the Faculty/RWCMD portfolio courses adhere to the University’s Academic Regulations;

3.To advise Quality Assurance Committee on the Faculty/RWCMD’s response to external quality reviews and initiatives, where appropriate and to be responsible for ensuring appropriate follow-up action arising is undertaken;

4.To refer upwards to Faculty Board/College Academic Board issues relating to the enhancement of the student experience;

5.To consider and report on such matters as may be referred to the Committee;

6.To establish, as appropriate, such sub-committees or other working groups as the Committee requires in order to fulfil its role.

Meetings in 2018/19

14 November 2018
13 February 2019
10 April 2019
21 June 2019

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Faculty of Business and Society FQAC

Membership

1.Chair: Karen Jones, Deputy Dean of Faculty of Business and Society (09/14 – 08/2018)
2.Karen Fitzgibbon, Head of Student Experience (09/14 – 08/2018)
3.Julie Prior, Associate Head of Business School (09/14 – 08/2018)
4.Karen Jones, Head of School of Law, Accounting and Finance (09/14 – 08/2018)
5.Tim John, Associate Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences (09/14 – 08/2018)
6.Jo Jones, Academic Admissions Manager (09/14 – 08/2018)
7.Paul Davies, Academic Enterprise Manager (09/14 – 08/2018)
8.Sarah Grabham, Associate Head of School of Law, Accounting and Finance (09/15 – 08/2019)
9.Ian McKim, Criminology (09/12 – 08/2016)
10.Jonathan Deacon, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (09/14 – 08/2018)
11.Gideon Calder, Social Ethics (09/14 – 08/2018)
12.Howard Williamson, Faculty Ethics Champion
13.Sally Lisk-Lewis, Auditor, Faculty of Creative Industries (09/15 – 08/19)
14.Paul Jones, Auditor, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science (09/2015 – 08/2019)
15.Jeff Evans, Senior Auditor, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education (11/2013 – 08/2017)
16.Mutsa Gova, Student Voice Representative, School of Law, Accounting and Finance (09/2015 – 08/2016)
17.Gijsbert Machielsen, Student Voice Representative, South Wales Business School (09/2015 – 08/2016)
18.Secretary: David Jacob, Principal Quality Officer
Clerk: Alex Szary, Quality Administrator

Meetings in 2018/19

26 September 2018
24 October 2018 (Continuous Monitoring)
6 February 2019
8 May 2019
26 June 2019 (Modifications)
24 July 2019 (Extraordinary Modifications)

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