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University of Essex

Committees of Senate

Education Committee

  • Members

    Ex-officio members

    • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
    • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair): Professor Aletta Norval
    • Executive Dean (Humanities): Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahony
    • Executive Dean (Science and Health): Professor Graham Underwood
    • Executive Dean (Social Sciences): Professor Sasha Roseneil
    • Deputy Dean (Education) (Humanities): Dr Peter Luther
    • Deputy Dean (Education) (Science and Health): Dr David Penman
    • Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences): Professor Jackie Turton
    • Dean of Partnerships: Professor Dominic Micklewright
    • Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education: Professor Martyna Sliwa
    • Assistant Director of Human Resources: Dr Jo Andrews
    • Head of Equality and Diversity: Karen Bush
    • University Librarian and Director of Library Services: Cathy Walsh
    • Academic Registrar: Richard Stock
    • Director of Academic Services: Emma Hardy
    • Director of Student Life: Paddy Reilly
    • President, Students’ Union: Zoe Garshong
    • Vice-President (Education), Students’ Union: Josh Gulrajani
    • Faculty Convenors:
      Humanities: Eseosa Omoruyi
      Science and Health: Mohab Elbishbishy
      Social Sciences: Andrei Duma
    • A Postgraduate Research Student: Andrew McIntosh

    Meetings

    Four times per year

  • Terms of reference

    • To be responsible for the development and recommendation for approval by the Senate of the University’s Education Strategy, having due regard for issues of equality and diversity, and for oversight and monitoring of the effective implementation of the strategy, including the provision of an annual report to the Senate on strategy implementation
    • To receive reports from the Faculty Education Committees and Partnerships Education Committee, including regular reports on the delivery and implementation of the Education Strategy at Faculty and Departmental level and across collaborative partnerships
    • To consider relevant issues related to all aspects of Education policy and practice across all University awards and to make recommendations to the Senate as appropriate
    • To maintain oversight of the quality of the student experience in the broadest sense, including the monitoring of internal and external student satisfaction survey outcomes, oversight of action plans resulting from surveys and to receive termly reports from the Student Experience Committee
    • To be responsible for the University’s overall policies and procedures for research degree programmes, overseeing the continuing professional development of research students, including Graduate Teaching Assistants/Demonstrators and advanced research skills training, responding to external initiatives and developments that relate to research students and receiving regular reports from the Faculty Education Committees, Partnerships Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Committee as appropriate
    • To develop and recommend to the Senate University policy regarding the admission of students
    • To consider and propose recommendations on the rules for progression, degree classification and award for all University programmes of study and to make recommendations for approval by the Senate
    • To develop and recommend to the Senate policies and procedures for maintaining the academic quality and standards of the University’s educational provision, and to ensure the systematic enhancement of academic quality and the student experience, and ensure the effective implementation of the policies approved by the Senate
    • To be responsible for the institutional oversight of major external quality assurance audits and reviews
    • To consider and monitor relevant issues relating to student access, transition, engagement, retention, progression and success
    • To allocate funding related to Education initiatives as appropriate, to monitor the implementation of specific Education initiatives funded by external or internal grants, and to act as an advisory body for professional development activity in Education practice, including receiving reports on specific initiatives in professional development
    • To consider and recommend to the Senate proposals for the establishment of new types of award of the University
    • Under delegated authority from the Senate, to approve proposals for the introduction, review and discontinuation of all University programmes of study
    • To appoint the Chair of the Academic Quality and Standards Committee from within the membership of the Academic Quality and Standards Committee
    • To report after each meeting to the Senate on relevant aspects of the Committee’s areas of responsibilities and the work of its Committees, specifically:
      • Faculty Education Committee (Humanities)
      • Faculty Education Committee (Science and Health)
      • Faculty Education Committee (Social Sciences)
      • Partnerships Education Committee
      • Academic Standards and Quality Committee
      • Student Experience Committee

Academic Quality and Standards Committee

  • Members

    Ex-officio members

    • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
    • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Aletta Norval
    • Deputy Dean (Education) (Humanities): Dr Peter Luther (Chair)
    • Deputy Dean (Education) (Science and Health): Dr David Penman (Deputy Chair)
    • Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences): Professor Jackie Turton
    • Dean of Partnerships or nominee: Professor Dominic Micklewright
    • Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education: Professor Martyna Sliwa
    • Deputy Director of Academic Services (Quality and Development): Claire Nixon
    • Assistant Director of Human Resources or nominee: Paul Smart
    • One member of the Senate elected by academic members of the Senate for a 3 year term: Dr Ilaria Boncori

    Co-Opted

    • Student Engagement and Impact Manager, Students’ Union: Neil Bamber
    • Faculty Convenors:
      Humanities: Eseosa Omoruyi
      Science and Health: Mohab Elbishbishy
      Social Sciences: Andrei Duma
    • One Students’ Union Sabbatical Officer (to be nominated by the Students’ Union): Josh Gulrajani
    • Postgraduate Convenor: Andrew McIntosh
  • Terms of Reference

    • To support the development and maintenance of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality and standards, and enhancing academic quality and the student experience, with due regard for issues of equality and diversity, including determining and shaping policy and procedures for the development, validation, monitoring, periodic review and termination of all University programmes of study and regarding admissions policy and entry tariff
    • On behalf of the Education Committee, to approve as appropriate proposals and recommendations from the Faculty Education Committees and Partnerships Education Committee to establish, revalidate (after Periodic Review) and discontinue programmes of study and to report all decisions to the Education Committee
    • On behalf of the Education Committee, to approve as appropriate proposals and recommendations to establish, revalidate (after Periodic Review) and discontinue University-wide skills provision and to report all decisions to the Education Committee
    • On behalf of the Education Committee, to approve, monitor and review all University of Essex awards offered by the University's partner institutions (except those that fall within the remit of the UCS Joint Academic Committee); and to make recommendations to the Education Committee and to partner institutions on best practice and on the enhancement of the quality of collaborative education
    • To ensure that quality assurance and enhancement policy and practice meets the requirements and needs of all University validated provision and of external agencies, and to make recommendations to the Education Committee as appropriate
    • To assess the overall effectiveness of the policies and procedures for assuring academic quality and standards, and enhancing academic quality and the student experience in supporting the University’s Education Strategy, with a focus on:
      • curriculum renewal, development and innovation
      • student retention, progression and attainment and the impact of entry tariff and admissions policy
      • graduate employability
      • student survey outcomes and student feedback; and
      • External Examiner and professional, accrediting and statutory body reports, receiving regular reports from the Deputy Deans (Education), the Dean of Partnerships and the Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education
    • To monitor and assess the impact of the work of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and to make recommendations as appropriate to the Education Committee
    • To receive an annual report on academic appeals, academic complaints and academic offences in order to identify emerging issues and trends relating to academic quality and standards and to recommend action as appropriate to the Education Committee
    • To consider documents from external bodies, specifically but not exclusively the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), concerning academic quality and standards issues and the implications for provision leading to University of Essex awards and to co-ordinate a University-level response where required
    • On behalf of the Education Committee and related to all University awards, to ensure that the University identifies and disseminates systematically examples of good practice in Education, to oversee the conduct and development of sound pedagogic practice and to advise the Education Committee accordingly
    • To report after each meeting to the Education Committee on relevant matters of policy and practice related to all University awards.

    Meetings

    Four times per year

  • Faculty Education Committee (Humanities)

    • Members

      Ex-officio members

      • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
      • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Aletta Norval
      • Executive Dean: Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahony (Chair) 
      • Deputy Dean (Education): Dr Peter Luther
      • Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research and Education): Dr Matthew Grant
      • Faculty Heads of Department, School and Centre:
         
        • East 15: Professor Leon Rubin
        • Essex Pathways: Dr Nilufer Demirkan-Jones
        • History: Professor Edwards Higgs
          • Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies: Professor Philip Terry
          • Philosophy and Art History: Professor Fabian Freyenhagen
          • Law: Professor Andrew Le Sueur
          • Interdisciplinary Studies Centre: Dr Casper Pearson
          • Faculty Directors of Education:
            • East 15: Dr Michael Fry
            • History: Dr Jeremy Krikler
            • Essex Pathways: Dr Ritta Husted
            • Law: Professor Karen Hulme
            • Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies: Dr Deidre Serjeantson
            • Philosophy and Art History: Dr Irene McMullin
          • Senior Faculty Employability Manager: Lynne Jordan
          • Faculty Convenor (nominated by the Students’ Union): Eseosa Omoruyi
          • Three student representatives nominated from within the Faculty: to be confirmed
    • Terms of Reference

      • To be responsible for oversight and delivery of all aspects of the University’s Education Strategy within the Faculty
      • To provide a forum for discussion of student and Education-related matters in the Faculty and to strengthen academic links between Departments, Schools and Centres within the Faculty, across the University and with collaborative partners
      • To recommend for approval by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee proposals to establish and to discontinue all taught programmes of study within the Faculty
      • To ensure the effective implementation within the Faculty (including for articulation arrangements, dual and multiple awards) of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality and standards, and enhancing academic quality and the student experience, with due regard to equality and diversity issues, and to report to the Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Committee as appropriate, with a focus on:
        • curriculum renewal, development and innovation
        • student recruitment, retention, progression and attainment and links with admissions policy and entry tariff
        • graduate employability
        • student survey outcomes and student feedback
        • External Examiner report outcomes
      • To consider and approve Departmental and School Annual Review of Courses Reports and to report relevant issues to the Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Committee as appropriate
      • To receive reports from Periodic Review Panels for programmes offered by the Faculty and to make a recommendation to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee
      • To approve, monitor and review all postgraduate research degrees offered by the Faculty and to make recommendations to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Education Committee as appropriate
      • To report and make recommendations to the Education Committee on developments that fall outside existing rules, policies and procedures
      • To advise the Education Committee and the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on the effectiveness of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality within the context of the work of the Faculty
      • To report after each meeting to the Education Committee.

      Meetings

      Normally three times per year.

    Faculty Education Committee (Science and Health)

    • Members

      Ex-officio members

      • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
      • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Aletta Norval
      • Executive Dean: Professor Graham Underwood (Chair)
      • Deputy Dean (Education): Dr David Penman
      • Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research and Education): Professor Ian Colbeck
      • Faculty Heads of Department, School and Centre:
         
        • Biological Sciences: Professor Christine Raines
        • Computer Science and Electronic Engineering: Professor Simon Lucas
        • Health and Human Sciences: Vikki-Jo Scott
        • Mathematical Sciences: Professor Berthold Lausen
        • Psychology: Professor Paul Hibbard
        • Faculty Directors of Education:
          • Biological Sciences: Dr Julie Lloyd
          • Computer Science and Electronic Engineering: Dr Martin Colley
          • Health and Human Sciences: Dr Mark Francis-Wright
          • Mathematical Sciences: Dr Chris Saker
          • Psychology: Dr Tracy Robinson
          • Senior Faculty Employability Manager: Nicholas Goodman
          • Faculty Convenor (nominated by the Students’ Union): Mohab Elbishbishy
          • Three student representatives nominated from within the Faculty: to be confirmed
    • Terms of Reference

      • To be responsible for oversight and delivery of all aspects of the University’s Education Strategy within the Faculty
      • To provide a forum for discussion of student and Education-related matters in the Faculty and to strengthen academic links between Departments, Schools and Centres within the Faculty, across the University and with collaborative partners
      • To recommend for approval by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee proposals to establish and to discontinue all taught programmes of study within the Faculty
      • To ensure the effective implementation within the Faculty (including for articulation arrangements, dual and multiple awards) of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality and standards, and enhancing academic quality and the student experience, with due regard to equality and diversity issues, and to report to the Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Committee as appropriate, with a focus on:

        • curriculum renewal, development and innovation
        • student recruitment, retention, progression and attainment and links with admissions policy and entry tariff
        • graduate employability
        • student survey outcomes and student feedback
        • External Examiner report outcomes.
      • To consider and approve Departmental and School Annual Review of Courses Reports and to report relevant issues to the Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Committee as appropriate
      • To receive reports from Periodic Review Panels for programmes offered by the Faculty and to make a recommendation to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee
      • To approve, monitor and review all postgraduate research degrees offered by the Faculty and to make recommendations to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Education Committee as appropriate
      • To report and make recommendations to the Education Committee on developments that fall outside existing rules, policies and procedures
      • To advise the Education Committee and the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on the effectiveness of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality within the context of the work of the Faculty
      • To report after each meeting to the Education Committee.

      Meetings

      At least once per year.

    Faculty Education Committee (Social Sciences)

    • Members

      Ex-officio members

      • Vice-Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
      • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Aletta Norval
      • Executive Dean: Professor Sasha Roseneil (Chair)
      • Deputy Dean (Education): Professor Jackie Turton
      • Deputy Dean (Postgraduate Research and Education): Dr Magda Abou-Seada
      • Faculty Heads of
        • Professor Katharine Rockett
        • Essex Business School: Professor Geoffrey Wood
        • Government: Professor Lawrence Ezrow
        • Institute for Social and Economic Research: Professor Nick Buck
        • Language and Linguistics: Professor Nancy Kula
        • Psychoanalytic Studies: Dr Matt ffytche
        • Sociology: Professor Sean Nixon
        • UK Data Archive: Professor Matthew Woollard
        • Faculty Directors of Education
          • Economics: Professor Gianluigi Vernasca
          • Essex Business School: to be confirmed
          • Government: Dr David Howarth
          • Institute for Social and Economic Research: Professor Paul Clarke
          • Language and Linguistics (UG): Professor Louisa Sadler
          • Language and Linguistics (PG): Dr Rebecca Clift
          • Psychoanalytic Studies: Dr Chris Nicholson
          • Sociology: Professor Joan Busfield
          • UK Data Archive: Louise Corti
          • SSenior Faculty Employability Manager: Antony Cotterill
          • Faculty Convenor (nominated by the Students’ Union): Andrei Duma
          • Three student representatives nominated from within the Faculty: to be confirmed

    • Terms of reference

      • To be responsible for oversight and delivery of all aspects of the University’s Education Strategy within the Faculty
      • To provide a forum for discussion of student and Education-related matters in the Faculty and to strengthen academic links between Departments, Schools and Centres within the Faculty, across the University and with collaborative partners
      • To recommend for approval by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee proposals to establish and to discontinue all taught programmes of study within the Faculty
      • To ensure the effective implementation within the Faculty (including for articulation arrangements, dual and multiple awards) of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality and standards, and enhancing academic quality and the student experience, with due regard to equality and diversity issues, and to report to the Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Committee as appropriate, with a focus on:
        • curriculum renewal, development and innovation
        • student recruitment, retention, progression and attainment and links with admissions policy and entry tariff
        • graduate employability
        • student survey outcomes and student feedback
        • External Examiner report outcomes
      • To consider and approve Departmental and School Annual Review of Courses Reports and to report relevant issues to the Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Committee as appropriate
      • To receive reports from Periodic Review Panels for programmes offered by the Faculty and to make a recommendation to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee
      • To approve, monitor and review all postgraduate research degrees offered by the Faculty and to make recommendations to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Education Committee as appropriate
      • To report and make recommendations to the Education Committee on developments that fall outside existing rules, policies and procedures
      • To advise the Education Committee and the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on the effectiveness of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality within the context of the work of the Faculty
      • To report after each meeting to the Education Committee.

      Meetings

      Three times per year.

    Partnerships Education Committee

    • Members

      Ex-officio members

      • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
      • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Aletta Norval
      • Dean of Partnerships: Professor Dominic Micklewright
      • Deputy Dean of Partnerships (Chair): Allan Hildon
      • Deputy Dean (Education), Humanities: Dr Peter Luther
      • Deputy Dean (Education), Science and Health: Dr David Penman
      • Deputy Dean (Education), Social Sciences: Professor Jackie Turton
      • Deputy Director of Academic Services (Quality and Development): Claire Nixon
      • Senior Partnership Manager: Rachel Frost
      • Partner representatives:

        • Colchester Institute: Tom Toolan, Chris Mills
        • Edge Hotel School Ltd: Andrew Boer, Adrian Martin
        • Kaplan Open Learning: David Dixon, Nicola Pittman
        • South Essex College: Jitinder Hans, Nabeel Zaidi
        • The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Brian Rock, Dr Simon Carrington
        • Writtle College: Lesley Graham, Dr Andy Williamson
      • Partner student representatives:

        • Colchester Institute: Elysha Devlin
        • Kaplan Open Learning: to be confirmed
        • South Essex College: to be confirmed
        • The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: to be confirmed
        • Writtle College: Lorne Knights
    • Terms of Reference

      • To be responsible for University of Essex awards offered by the University’s partner institutions excepting those that fall within the remit of the UCS Joint Academic Committee.
      • To be responsible for the oversight and delivery of the University’s Education Strategy within the context of the University’s collaborative partnerships
      • To provide a forum for discussion of student and Education-related matters across the University’s collaborative partners and to strengthen academic links between the University’s Departments, Schools and Centres and partner institutions
      • To recommend for approval by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee proposals to establish and discontinue all taught collaborative provision
      • To ensure the effective implementation across the University’s collaborative provision of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality and standards, and enhancing academic quality and the student experience, with due regard for issues of equality and diversity and to report to the Education Committee and Academic Quality and Standards Sub-Committee as appropriate, with a focus on:
        • curriculum renewal, development and innovation
        • student recruitment, retention, progression and attainment and links with admissions policy and entry tariff
        • graduate employability
        • student survey outcomes and student feedback
        • External Examiner report outcomes
      • To consider and approve Annual Review of Courses and Institutional Annual Review Reports related to collaborative provision and to report relevant issues to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Education Committee as appropriate
      • To receive reports from Periodic Review Panels related to collaborative provision and to make recommendations to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee
      • To approve, monitor and review all postgraduate research degrees offered by partner institutions that lead to a University of Essex award, to consider new partner institutions for the delivery of research degrees and to make recommendations to the Education Committee as appropriate
      • To approve, monitor and review all international partnership arrangements involving progress arrangements (with recognition of credit), articulation arrangements, dual or multiple awards and validation arrangements, and to make recommendations to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee and the Education Committee as appropriate
      • To report and make recommendations to the Education Committee on developments which fall outside existing rules, policies and procedures
      • To advise the Education Committee and the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on the effectiveness of the University’s policies and procedures for assuring academic quality within the context of the University’s collaborative provision
      • To establish panels for the approval of new partner institutions, for the review of institutions, to consider institutional validation and institutional review reports and to make recommendations to the Education Committee
      • To report after each meeting to the Education Committee.

      Meetings

      Three times per year

    Student Experience Committee

    • Members

      Ex-officio members

      • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
      • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Aletta Norval
      • Academic Registrar: Richard Stock (Chair)
      • Director, Communications and External Relations or his/her nominee: Vanessa Potter
      • Director of Employability: Dave Stanbury
      • Director of Estates and Campus Services: Chris Oldham
      • Director of IT Services: Richard Murphy
      • Head of Student Support: Angela Jones
      • Director of Student Life: Paddy Reilly
      • Director of Sport: Dr Dave Parry
      • A Deputy Dean (Education) (nominated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)): Professor Jackie Turton
      • Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education: Professor Martyna Sliwa
      • PPresident of the Students’ Union or his/her nominee: Zoe Garshong
      • Students’ Union Vice-President (Welfare & Community): Jessica Rich
      • One member of Students’ Union permanent staff (nominated by the Students’ Union): Craig Stephens
      • Students’ Union Vice-President (International): Saffy Allayna
      • Southend Campus Co-ordinator: Zoe Manning
      • Loughton Campus representative: Owen Gillham
    • Terms of Reference

      • To provide strategic oversight of the student experience and the enhancement and development of the student lifecycle from enquiry to alumni
      • To be responsible for maintaining oversight of the extra-curricular elements of the student experience and for their development as part of the University’s Education Strategy
      • To be responsible for monitoring and reporting on the provision of services to students, receiving and considering reports from relevant services and making recommendations as appropriate to the Education Committee
      • To receive and comment on Professional Services strategies that have an impact on the student experience and delivery of the Education Strategy, and to receive updates on their implementation
      • To receive and comment on employability plans and proposals relating to extra-curricular initiatives in support of graduate employability
      • To receive an annual report on student complaints in order to identify emerging issues and trends and to recommend action as appropriate to the Education Committee
      • To consider student satisfaction survey outcomes as appropriate and to make recommendations to the Education Committee
      • To monitor matters relating to equality and diversity within the overall consideration of the student experience and to make recommendations to the Education Committee as appropriate
      • To receive reports as appropriate in order to inform and support University strategy and policy
      • To report after each meeting to the Education Committee as appropriate.

      Meetings

      Up to four time per year

    Academic Staffing Committee

    • Members

      Ex-officio members

      • The Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster (Chair)
      • Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Professor Jules Pretty
      • The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research): Professor Heather Laurie
      • The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Aletta Norval
      • Executive Dean (Humanities): Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahony
      • Executive Dean (Science and Health): Professor Sasha Roseneil
      • Executive Dean (Social Sciences): Professor Graham Underwood

      Appointed Members

      • Faculty of Humanities: Professor Sabine Michalowski, Professor Geoffrey Geiger, Dr Susan Oliver
      • Faculty of Social Sciences: Dr Marjana Johansson, Professor Neil Kellard, Professor Florence Myles,
      • Faculty of Science and Health: Professor Jo Jackson, Dr Marie Junanchich, Professor Riccardo Poli,
    • Terms of Reference

      In the following terms of reference ‘staff’ means all academic and research staff:

      (a) To report to the Senate on the terms and conditions of appointment of staff or of sections of the staff;

      (b) to keep under review and advise the Senate on procedure for the appointment of staff;

      (c) to conduct the annual review of staff and to determine and report to the Senate on:

      • (i) extensions of probationary periods
      • (ii) confirmation of appointments as permanent
      • (iii) promotion to Lecturer/Senior Research Officer (Grade 8), Lecturer/Research Fellow (Grade 9), Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow (Grade 10), Reader (Grade 10) and Professor (Grade 11)

      (d) to approve Professorial appointments at University Campus Suffolk (UCS)

      (e) to consider candidates for, and to determine the award of, Writtle College Professor

      (f) to report to the Senate at any time on any matter relating to the staff, including such matters as may be referred to it by the Senate.

      The Joint Academic Committee for the University of Suffolk

      • Members

        Appointed by the University of East Anglia

        Ex-officio members

        • Academic Director of Partnerships: Professor Ian Dewing (Joint Chair)
        • Director of Learning and Teaching Services (or Nominee): Sally Walker
        • Head of Partnerships (or Nominee): Gavin Tash
        Appointed by the University of Essex

        Ex-officio members

        • Dean of Partnerships (or Nominee): Professor Dominic Micklewright (Joint Chair)
        • Deputy Dean of Partnerships (or Nominee): Allan Hildon
        • Deputy Director of Academic Services (Quality and Development) (or Nominee): Claire Nixon
        Appointed by the University of Suffolk

        Ex-officio members

          • Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Professor Mohammed Dastbaz
          • Academic Registrar: Fiona Fisk
          • Deputy Academic Registrar: to be confirmed
          • Head of Quality Enhancement: Dr Mark Lyne

        Appointed by the University of Suffolk Partner Colleges

        One senior representative from each Centre:

        • Great Yarmouth College: Ruth Harrison
        • Lowestoft College: Kathryn Langford
        • Suffolk New College: Christine Walters
        • West Suffolk College: Martyn Wagner

        President (Education and Engagement), University of Suffolk Students' Union: Rachel Gilbey

      • Terms of reference

        (a) To consider all matters related to the quality and standards of the academic provision of the University of Suffolk, which lead to a joint award of the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex and to make recommendations to the Education Committee of the Senate of the University of Essex and the Learning and Teaching Committee of the Senate of the University of East Anglia accordingly.

        (b) to prescribe and keep under review the quality assurance policies and procedures to be followed by the University of Suffolk to satisfy the requirements of joint awards of the two Universities.

        (c) to maintain an overview of the quality of the student experience for all University of Suffolk students registered on programmes leading to University of East Anglia and University of Essex joint awards, including the monitoring of internal and external student satisfaction survey outcomes; to receive annual reports on complaints, academic appeals and student discipline.

        (d) to have oversight of the Risk-based Monitoring and Enhancement (RiME) process for all University of Suffolk academic provision, on which students remain registered on programmes leading to University of East Anglia and University of Essex joint awards.

        (e) to receive reports of course re-approval for University of Suffolk undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on which students remain registered on programmes leading to University of East Anglia and University of Essex joint awards and to make recommendations to the Education Committee of the Senate of the University of Essex and the Learning and Teaching Committee of the Senate of the University of East Anglia on the continuation or discontinuation of programmes as appropriate.

        (f) to receive annually at the last Joint Academic Committee meeting of each academic year, a formal assessment of and report on progress with regard to the PGR student experience

        (g) to receive reports of institutional reviews of the University of Suffolk Learning Network partner institutions, and to make recommendations to the Education Committee of the Senate of the University of Essex and the Learning and Teaching Committee of the Senate of the University of East Anglia as appropriate

        (h) to receive reports of external reviews of the University of Suffolk Learning Network partner institutions or programmes, including QAA reports and reports from professional, statutory and regulatory bodies,

        (i) to review annually the University of Suffolk's progression, retention and achievement data for programmes on which students are registered for University of East Anglia and University of Essex joint awards.

        (j) to agree arrangements for the appointment of External Examiners for all University of Suffolk programmes on which students are registered for University of East Anglia and University of Essex joint awards and have oversight of the External Examiner procedures for these awards.

        (k) to monitor the development of staff at the Learning Network Colleges through receipt of the annual Risk-based Monitoring and Enhancement (RiME) reports, to ensure they have opportunities for appropriate training and Continuing Professional Development that reflect the Higher Education ethos and focus of University of Suffolk.

        (l) to have oversight of the Assessment Board process for all University of Suffolk joint awards of the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex.

        (m) to receive an annual report from the Partnerships Management Group.

        Quoracy

        The quorum for meetings of JAC shall be not less than half of the members, rounded up to a whole number.

      Senate Committees which report annually

      Ethics Committee

      • Members

        Ex-officio members

        • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
        • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research): Professor Heather Laurie (Chair)
        • Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education: Professor Martyna Sliwa
        • Head of Health and Safety: Claire Saunders
        • Information Assurance Manager: Sara Stock
        • Research Governance and Planning Manager: Sarah Manning-Press
        • Vice-President (Education) or the Ethics and Environment Officer, Students’ Union: Josh Gulrajani

        Appointed Members

        • Dr Libby Bishop
        • Professor Tony Elston
        • Dawn King
        • PProfessor Wayne Martin
        • Professor Sabine Michalowski
        • Ms Auriol Stevens
        • One vacancy
      • Terms of reference

        (a) To advise the Senate on matters pertaining to the ethics of research

        ((b) to review proposals for research involving human participants to be carried out in the University or within the area of its authority

        (c) to review proposals for research involving human participants to be carried out by staff and students of the University in places other than the University. Where there is no Ethics Committee at the other institution, the University's Ethics Committee will act; where a committee exists at the other institution, the University's Ethics Committee must be notified and will determine whether or not to be involved

        (d) to provide authoritative and definitive guidance to the University on any specific ethical issue that might affect the University

        (e) to make an annual report to the Senate.

      Research Committee

      • Members

        Ex-officio members

        • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Anthony Forster
        • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research): Professor Heather Laurie (Chair)
        • Director of the Research and Enterprise Office: Vanessa Cuthill
        • Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education: Professor Martyna Sliwa

        Appointed Members

        • Professor Lorna Fox-O’Mahony
        • Professor Kristian Gleditsch
        • Professor Sabine Michalowski
        • Professor Massimo Poesio
        • Professor Sasha Roseneil
        • Professor Graham Underwood
        • Director of Library Services and University Librarian, Cathy Walsh
      • Terms of reference

        The Committee will:

        (a) Have oversight of research strategy at University and department levels

        (b) on behalf of Senate, monitor and review progress and development of the University’s research performance with a view to sustainability and improvement

        (c) on behalf of Senate, prepare the University’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework

        (d) establish and promote models of good practice for the management of research at departmental level, and to ensure that all departments have suitable structures in place

        (e) advise departments on the strategic use of the centrally-provided research funds available to them, and receive annual reports from departments on their strategic research investments and the outcomes

        (f) make an annual report to Senate on departments’ research performance, and any other research-related matters of which it wishes Senate to be aware.

      Joint Committee of the Council and the Senate

      Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee

      The Honorary Degrees and Honorary Fellowships Committee is a joint committee of the Council and the Senate