The Academic Policy and Regulations Committee reports to Senate and provides advice and reports to the Quality Assurance Committee on academic policy and regulations and on general issues that may arise.
At the Autumn meeting APRC receives the annual report from the Progress and Awards Board on business undertaken throughout the year.
Terms of Reference
a) To keep under review policy and academic regulations for the operation of taught and research programmes.
b) To monitor national and international developments in relation to academic policy and to recommend appropriate actions and responses. This includes policy developments related to academic provision and experience, including student complaints and discipline.
c) To consider and, if thought appropriate, approve on behalf of the Senate proposals for amendments to, exemptions from and creation of new academic and student-related Regulations and guidance / policies / Codes of Practice below the level of Regulation.
d) To consider and make recommendations to the Senate and the Council regarding proposals for amendments to, exemptions from and creation of new academic and student-related clauses of Statute, Charter and Ordinances.
e) To monitor strategic risks relevant to the work of the Committee as determined by the Strategic Risk Register.
f) Acting as a Progress and Awards Board:
To determine recommendations made notwithstanding regulations (where special or extenuating circumstances have not been considered previously) received from Boards of Examiners for taught programmes.
To determine decisions concerning the progress and status of individual research students, within and notwithstanding regulations.
For further information about the Academic Policy and Regulations Committee please use the following contact details -
Dr Stephen Gower
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4892