SOAS University of London

SOAS Standing Orders: Annex IX: Information Strategy Committee

Annex IX Information Strategy Committee

Information Strategy Committee is a sub-committee of Resources & Planning Committee. It is required to report to Resources & Planning Committee on a regular basis. It also has a responsibility to liaise with other committees and to keep them informed as necessary.

(i) The membership of Information Strategy Committee will comprise

A Pro-Director

Ex-officio Members:
Director of Academic Services
Director of Library & Information Services
Director of Marketing, Communications & Student Recruitment
Head of Planning

Other Members:
1 Dean nominated by the Chair
1 member of academic staff nominated by each Faculty
1 full member of the Students' Union nominated by the Students' Union Executive Committee

(ii) The Registrar will nominate a Secretary.  The Committee will normally hold three ordinary meetings per annum.

(iii) Information Strategy Committee will have the following terms of reference.

(a)   To consider strategic planning and policy development matters relating to the School's requirements for managing its intellectual property (including the holdings of the SOAS Library) and the provision and management of information essential for its teaching, learning and research, management information and information compliance, and to make recommendations to Resources & Planning Committee, Academic Board, Executive Board and other committees as appropriate;

(b) To oversee the development of an Information Strategy in the context of the School’s Vision and Strategy and the School’s other sub-strategies;

(c) To monitor the overall delivery of the Information Strategy;

(d)   To review the Information Strategy on an annual basis and recommend changes as appropriate;

(e)   To ensure that the Information Strategy contains Performance Indicators and targets and to periodically monitor their delivery;

(f)   To make periodic reports to Resources & Planning Committee regarding the delivery or otherwise of the PIs and targets set in the Information Strategy;

(g)   To make an annual report to Resources & Planning Committee regarding the overall delivery of the Information Strategy.