Education Committee

The Education Committee reports to Senate and liaises with the Quality Assurance Committee on general learning and teaching issues affecting the remit of these groups.

Membership 2021-22

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Chair) Professor Kathleen Armour                               
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Robin Mason
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Jon Green
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) Professor Deborah Longworth
Director of Student Engagement Dr Celia Greenway
Education Officer, Guild of Students Mr J Singh                               
Postgraduate Students Officer, Guild of Students Ms D Murinas
Directors of Education  

Professor E Fulton, College of Arts & Law

Professor J Pritchard, College of Life & Environmental Sciences

Professor N Wilkin, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Professor J Curnow, College of Medical & Dental Sciences

Professor C Mangan, College of Social Sciences

Academic Registrar Dr Emma Robinson
Dean of Postgraduates Professor D Shepherd
Director of Postgraduates (PGT)

 Dr A Hodder

Senate Representatives

Dr A Mahomed

Professor J Taylor

Director of Registry and
Academic Affairs (Secretary)

 Dr M Hollingsworth

 

Terms of Reference

To develop and deliver the University's Education Strategy and the education-related Key Performance Targets within the context of the Strategic Framework.

To set coherent strategic priorities for education at University, College and School level.

To promote innovation in learning, teaching and assessment in order to enhance the quality, effectiveness and reputation of education provision, and to ensure best practice is shared.

To ensure that the initial and continuing professional development of academic staff for teaching is fit for purpose.

To monitor and respond to new external education policy frameworks or initiatives (such as the Teaching Excellence Framework).

To maintain strategic oversight of academic and student-related policy and legislation, considering significant policy amendments on behalf of Senate and delegating more operational matters to UQAC, consulting Legal Services as appropriate.

To consider significant education-related issues, lessons learnt and themes arising from quality assurance processes.

To analyse the outcomes of external and internal student surveys in order to develop strategy, recommend appropriate actions at different levels in the University, and evaluate progress on the actions.

To coordinate the work of the University-level education committees, sub-committees and working groups/task and finish groups.

Dates of Meetings

The 2021/22 meeting dates are:

  • 30 September 2021
  • 27 October 2021
  • 24 November 2021
  • 26 January 2022
  • 23 February 2022
  • 23 March 2022
  • 27 April 2022
  • 25 May 2022
  • 29 June 2022
  • 10 August 2022

Contact

For further information about the Education Committee, please use the following contact details:

Andreas Constantinou
Head of Academic Policy Partners
Email mailto: a.k.constantinou@bham.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)121 41 46719 (Mon, Tues, Fri) or 46568 (Weds, Thurs)