SOAS University of London

SOAS Standing Orders: Annex VII: Student Experience Committee

Annex VII Student Experience Committee

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

(i) The membership of the Student Experience Committee will comprise

Chair:
A Dean (nominated by the Chair of Academic Development Committee)

Ex-officio Members:
Director of Academic Services
Director of Estates & Facilities
Director of Library & Learning Resources
Students' Union General Manager

Other Members:
1 academic representative from each Department nominated by that Department (where possible, preference might be given to those with HEA Certification)
2 members of professional services/support staff nominated by the Registrar
3 full members of the Students' Union nominated by the Students' Union Executive Committee, one undergraduate student, one taught postgraduate taught student, and one research student

In attendance:
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Director of Career Services
Others by invitation of the Chair

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

(iii) Student Experience Committee will have the following terms of reference.

(a) To consider strategic planning and policy development matters relating to student support, retention, library, computing and other student services, student employability and the student experience as a whole, and to make recommendations to Academic Development Committee and other committees as appropriate;

(b) To oversee the development of the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience 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 Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Strategy;

(d) To review the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Strategy on an annual basis and recommend changes as appropriate;

(e)  To ensure that the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Strategy contains Performance Indicators and targets and to periodically monitor their delivery;

(f)  To make periodic reports to Academic Development Committee regarding the delivery or otherwise of the PIs and targets set in the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Strategy;

(g) To make an annual report to Academic Development Committee regarding the overall delivery of the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Strategy;

(h) To monitor and consider, in general terms, issues arising from students grievance and disciplinary matters which are of concern to the student experience overall.