SOAS University of London

SOAS Standing Orders: Annex IV: Faculty Learning and Teaching Committees

Annex IV Faculty Learning & Teaching Committees

Faculty Learning & Teaching Committees report to Academic Board.

(i) The membership of Faculty Learning and Teaching Committees will comprise

Chair:
Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) or equivalent

Ex-officio Member:
Academic Registrar

Other Members:
One academic member from each Department nominated by that Department (where possible, preference might be given to those with HEA certification)
One teaching assistant (Arts and Humanities only)
Two lectors and/or other teachers (Languages and Cultures only)
Two students, one taught postgraduate, one undergraduate

In attendance:
Quality Assurance Manager

(ii) The Registrar will nominate a Secretary.  The Team Leader Student Support Team, a representative of the Library and a representative of Student Services will be in attendance.  There will normally be two ordinary meetings of the Committee per term.

(iii) The remit of the Committee is to make proposals for curriculum management and development, ensuring that these meet School-wide quality standards and address priorities, and to keep under review and monitor aspects of student support services where they relate to taught courses.

(iv) Faculty Learning & Teaching Committees will have the following terms of reference:

(a) To ensure that proposals for inter-departmental degrees are properly co-ordinated;

(b) To approve proposals for curriculum development, new courses, and the amendment to or withdrawal of existing courses, ensuring that these meet quality standards and School requirements;

(c) To recommend to the Joint Faculties Programme Panel proposals for new programmes of study, and proposals to amend or withdraw existing programmes, ensuring that these proposals meet quality standards and School requirements;

(d) To keep under review and monitor aspects of student support services where they relate to taught courses and to make recommendations to Academic Board where appropriate;

(e) To consider reports from Visiting Examiners and to report to Learning and Teaching Quality Committee on these reports;

(f) To receive reports as appropriate from Departments, and to consult them on matters concerning learning and teaching;

(g) To report to Academic Board on a regular basis, and make an annual report to Learning and Teaching Quality Committee on the learning and teaching activities of the Faculty.