Terms of reference

Strategic Responsibilities

  • To provide a forum for deliberation on matters of academic policy and the development of taught education* across the Faculty to enable the achievement of the College Strategy.  
  • To consider and advise on developments in the educational portfolio of the Faculty.
  • To assess the implications of proposed new policies and procedures (both internal and external) and contribute to QAEC discussion or directly to external bodies.
  • To advise, implement and monitor new policies and procedures (both internal and external) which affect the activities and/or administration of teaching.

* Includes undergraduate and Master’s level programmes of study and short course provision.

 Quality and Standards Responsibilities

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of student issues and to monitor the student experience, for example via student survey results and staff-student committees, at all points of delivery.
  • To provide oversight and scrutiny of the processes of quality assurance for the Faculty’s academic provision in accordance with the College’s Academic Standards Framework.
  • To oversee the implementation of the College’s Annual Monitoring process by (i) the receipt and consideration of Department’s Annual Monitoring Reports (AMRs) (ii) the preparation of an annual summary report on issues and emerging themes arising from the Committee’s consideration of the AMRs, for submission to the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Committee (QAEC).
  • To identify through the annual monitoring, periodic review and other quality assurance mechanisms, good practice and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment and promote its dissemination across the Faculty and elsewhere in the College.
  • To consider on an annual basis College summaries of external examiner reports.
  • To consider reports of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies on undergraduate and postgraduate taught provision.
  • To approve minor changes to existing programme curricula (including for existing collaborative provision) and short course provision in accordance with the College Academic Standards Framework and report these to the Programmes Committee.
  • To approve changes to entry requirements for existing programmes of study.
  • To approve and keep under review programme specifications for taught degree programmes and approve and keep under review course specifications for short course provision and inform QAEC.
  • To approve and keep under review marking schemes and schemes for award of honours and inform QAEC.
  • To appoint panels to consider special cases for admission and other circumstances.
  • To oversee all special cases.
  • To oversee the professional skills development programme for Master’s level students.
  • To approve new student exchange partnerships and the renewal of existing student exchange partnerships and report these to QAEC.
  • To receive and consider reports from the Undergraduate School Board and the Postgraduate Education Board.
  • Where applicable, receive minutes from the joint management boards for the Faculty’s collaborative programme.
  • To report regularly through formal minutes and termly summary reports to QAEC.
  • Where appropriate to appoint sub-committees to carry out the above responsibilities.

 To be quorate a minimum of one third of members need to be present.

Constitution and membership

  • A senior representative for educational leadership for the Faculty as Chair;
  • A College Consul;
  • A student representative;
  • Additional members to be determined by each Faculty

For meetings including consideration of quality and standards matters:

  • At least one representative from the Registry nominated by the Academic Registrar or Head of Academic Services;
  • A representative from the Education Development Unit;
  • Student representation including the ICU Deputy President Education and GSU President or Deputy President;
  • Additionally the Faculty of Medicine Education Committee should include representation from the LKC Medical School

    Membership (Academic year 2017/18)
    Professor Desmond Johnson Vice-Dean (Education) as Chair
    Mr Martin Lupton Associate Dean
    Dr Sophie Rutschmann  Academic Lead for Postgraduate Education
    Dr Jo Harris  Deputy Head of the Undergraduate School
    Dr Laki Buluwela  Academic Lead for Postgraduate Research Programmes
    Professor Jeremy Levy  Director of the Clinical Academic Training Office
    Professor Steve Gentleman  Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Alison McGregor  Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Sue Smith  Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Helen Ward  Departmental Education Lead*
    Professor Myra McClure  College Consul
    Dr Naomi Low-Beer  Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Representative
    Mr Nigel Buck  Faculty Operating Officer
    Mr Richard Viner  Faculty Finance Officer
    Miss Susan English  Director of Education Management
    Mr Gerry Greyling  Head of Business and Educational Development
    Ms Rebekah Fletcher  Head of the School Secretariat (Secretary)
    Mr Chris Harris  Head of Programme Management
    Ms Sophie White  Registry Representative
    Ms Jo Horsburgh  Educational Development Unit Representative
    Mr Nick Burstow  ICU Deputy President Education
    Mr Luke McCrone  GSU President
    *Departmental representatives are expected to send an alternate when they are unable to attend.
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Meeting dates and deadlines

Committee dates (Academic year 2017/18)Submission deadlines (Academic year 2017/18)
25 September 2017 11 September 2017
04 December 2017 20 November 2017
05 March 2018 19 February 2018
16 April 2018 04 April 2018
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 Agenda items (including papers) should be submitted to the committee secretary two weeks prior to the committee meeting. Papers will normally be circulated to members one week prior to the committee meeting. 



Academic year 2016/17
Academic year 2015/16

*Minutes to be approved at the next meeting.