University Boards and Committees
The terms of reference and membership of University Boards and Committees are available on the Registrar's website:
The communication and reporting lines between committees are illustrated in the T&L structures diagram.
Teaching and Learning Network
The Teaching and Learning Network replaces the former Academic Boards as the consultation forum for TLB and QSC and their sub-committees. School representatives receive copies of all consultation documents for wider dissemination within their School/Department, and the TLN meets 3 times a session. TLN representatives also receive regular updates on changes to the Quality Manual for distribution to School colleagues as appropriate.
Terms of reference and membership are available on the TLN workspace (login required).
The systematic involvement of Schools in this manner should lead to the development of policy which is comprehensible to staff and students, is practicable for Schools to implement, and, perhaps most importantly, has legitimacy within the institution.
Teaching and Learning Directorate
The T&L Directorate, led by the Director of Teaching and Learning (Prof. Wyn Morgan) and housed within Academic Services Division, supports the implementation of the Teaching, Learning and Assessment strategy, and the Grand Challenges.
Members of the T&L Directorate
Professor Wyn Morgan
Director of Teaching and Learning
Director of Academic Services
Dr Rachel Scudamore
Head of Teaching Enhancement Information
Head of Quality and Standards
PA to the Director of Teaching and Learning
School Teaching and Learning Committees
All schools have a Teaching and Learning Committee, or equivalent body, which is the forum for local decisions about teaching and teaching development in the school. Terms of reference will differ between schools, but the agenda will often include issues such as implementation of Quality Manual requirements, identification of priorities concerning teaching provision, consideration of student feedback, and formation of responses to central initiatives.
There are usually academic members of staff who take on the roles of Director of Teaching, or Director of UG/PG programmes or similar, Disability Liaison Officer, Exams Officer, etc. and who will be familiar with University requirements and local policy in these areas. Staff in the school office will also be familiar with University requirements and local policy, and will be well equipped to offer advice on relevant administrative procedures.
Learning Community Fora
The LCF offers an opportunity for students' opinions to feed into course review processes, and for any concerns about teaching to be raised and addressed. All schools will have at least one Learning Community Forum (LCF), perhaps more depending on the size of the school and the range of its provision. The online LCF (login required) is intended to encourage engagement from all students.