Quality Assurance Committee Sub-Groups

Ethics Sub-Committee

Partnership Quality Sub-Committee

Regulations Sub-Group

External Examiner Approval Panel

Ethics Sub-Committee

Composition

Chairperson: Nominee of the Chairperson of Quality Assurance Committee
Faculty ethics champions
Head of CELT
Chairperson of Research Programmes Sub-Group
Other members as required
Members independent of the research and teaching activities of the University
Secretary: Nominee of the Head of Research Office

Membership

Chairperson:

Dr Louise Bright

Faculty Ethics Champions:

Dr Paul Messenger
Steven Higgins
Ian Beech
Professor Howard Williamson
Dr John Cranmer

Head of CELT:

Clare Kell

Chair of Research Programmes Sub-Group:

Professor Paul Roach

Other members as required

The four faculty Postgraduate Research Student Voice Representatives:

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Members independent of the research and teaching activities of the University

External member:

Dr Mair Coombs-Davies

Secretary:

Dr Sarah Theobald

Terms of Reference

1. To review the operation of the University’s ethics policy and guidelines in the light of experience and external developments and to make recommendations to Academic Board or other appropriate university bodies.
2. To ensure that an effective programme of staff development and training is delivered to support the University’s ethics policy and guidelines.
3. To consider any matters referred to the committee by FQACs, FRPCs, QAC or RPSG.
4. To submit an annual report to Quality Assurance Committee
5. To consider any matters referred to the committee by Quality Assurance Committee.

Meetings in 2017/18

Wednesdays at 10am on the following dates:

8 November 2017
18 April 2018

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Partnerships Quality Sub-Committee

Membership and Composition

Chairperson: Chris Laity, Deputy Director of Academic Standards and Quality

Members:
One nominee of each higher education faculty selected on the basis of experience
and expertise in the quality assurance of collaborative provision:

Helen Stacey, Faculty of Business and Society
Steven Higgins, Faculty of Creative Industries
Prof Geoff Elliott, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
Caroline Whittaker, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

Director of Strategic Alliance and Partnerships:
Dr Francis Cowe

Marketing and Student Recruitment Representative:
Bobby Mehta, Marketing and Student Recruitment

Student Union Representative:
SU President

International:
Maria Fernandes, International Partnership

Collaborative Quality Unit:
Catherine Moss, Joanne Phillips, Ryan Powell, ASaQS

Secretary:
Mel Aitchison – Senior Quality Officer, Collaborative Quality Unit

Reports to:
Quality Assurance Committee

Terms of reference of the Partnership Quality Sub-Committee

1. To ensure collaborative partners are operating appropriately by:
• Considering the outcomes of the Annual Monitoring exercise run at collaborative partners, including progress against action plans;
• Considering the content of External Examiners’ reports in respect of collaborative partnership provision identifying causes for concern, features of good practice and emerging trends;
• Considering the University and Partner Link Officers Annual Report;
• Analysing the recruitment, progression and achievement of students at collaborative partners;
• Considering the outcomes of the Marketing and Student Recruitment audits of information published by partner institutions.

2. To maintain oversight of the partner approval process by:
• Signing off the evidence for academic due diligence for proposed new partners;
• Reviewing the timeliness of the fulfillment of any conditions and recommendations of approval;
• Ensuring signed contracts are in place prior to commencement of any arrangement.

3. To review the register of collaborative partners to ensure it is appropriate and accurate.

4. To undertake any other task delegated to it by the Quality Assurance Committee or Academic Board/College Academic Board.

Meetings 2017/18

Wednesdays at 10am on the following dates:

4 October 2017
29 November 2017
14 February 2018
4 April 2018
6 June 2018

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Regulations Sub-Group

Membership and Composition

Chairperson: Nominee of the Chair of QAC (Barry Atkins)
Secretary: Nominee of the Director of ASAQS (Chris Laity)
Clerk: As directed by ASAQS (Helen Bowen)
Members: One academic from each Faculty/RWCMD:
Representative for the Faculty of Business and Society: Maria Keyse
Representative for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education: Karl New
Representative for the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science: Dawn Story
Representative for the Faculty of Creative Industries: Dr Andy Smith
Representative for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama: Iestyn Henson (temporary)

One member of the Research Office (Elaine Huntley)
One member of CELT (Clare Kell)
Two members of Student Administration Services (Head of AAAU and a Campus Admin Manager) (Andrea Davies/Chris Griffiths)
One member of the University Secretary’s Office (Siobhan Coakley)
One member of the SU- Ellen Rose-Jones (S.U President)

Notes: Where members are unable to attend, they should send a suitable replacement
Work, where possible, will be carried out by correspondence A member (unless nominated due to their role) will have a normal tenure of 3 years with a maximum of one further term

Terms of Reference

1)To consider proposals for changes to regulations for University taught and research awards and forward recommendations to QAC
2)To consider any proposals for exemption and or exception to the University regulations and forward recommendations to QAC
3)To attend Progression/Award Boards where an external examiner is absent and to report that procedures have been followed correctly.

Meetings 2017/18

Meetings TBC

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External Examiner Approval Panel

1. Terms of Reference

1.1 To approve external examiner nominations.

1.2 To approve extensions to external examiners’ tenures and reallocations of their duties.

1.3 To refer any contentious appointments/extensions/reallocations to QAC.

1.4 To consider any matters of policy in relation to external examiners reporting as necessary to QAC.

2. Membership

Director of Academic Standards & Quality Service (Chair) – Mary Hulford

Deputy Director of Academic Standards & Quality Service – Chris Laity

Faculty of Business & Society & Co-opted member nominated by the Chair of QAC – Karen Fitzgibbon

Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science and member of QAC – Dawn Story

Faculty of Creative Industries – Mark Jackson

Faculty of Life Sciences and Education – Nicky Genders

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama – Andrea Jones
(Co-opted member attendance on an ad-hoc basis)

Member of the Quality Unit (Secretary) – Evanna Evans

Quorum: 50%

Meetings 2017/18

The External Examiner Approval Panel meet on an ad-hoc basis.

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