Proposed Terms of Reference

  •  To make recommendations on major changes to existing programmes
  • To facilitate the development of inter-disciplinary programmes
  • To consider changes in regulations
  • To consider policy in relation to academic issues concerning students
  • To liaise with AC Student Needs and Academic Development Committee
  • To consider admissions policy

Academic Development Committee Membership


Functions of the Advisory Board are to:

  1.  Advise on the overall strategy and direction of the CACSSS, particularly in terms of issues such as strengthening relationships with the cultural and creative sectors; corporate engagement in general and developing relationships with local and national stakeholders; external image, identity and positioning of the College
  2. Assist in the establishment and development of the College’s position within networks of relevant practice, locally, nationally and internationally
  3. Advise on fund raising activities, including identifying opportunities especially those most relevant to the focus areas of the College
  4. Act as a sounding board for new ideas and developments in the College
  5. Assist the Head of College and Executive Team to build and deliver cases for institutional change where these are required
  6. Provide appropriate and constructive challenges to the assumptions and operating routines of the College and the University

External Advisory Board Membership

  • To consider all issues pertaining to Graduate Studies within CACSSS, both taught and research
  • To consider issues concerning postgraduate students
  • To consider applications from postgraduate students
  • To award College scholarships and prizes
  • To liaise with College DGSCs and CACSSS Staff/Supervisors
  • To liaise with AC Graduate Studies Committee

Graduate Studies Committee Membership

  • To consider issues concerning the College in the context of the international agenda
  • To consider issues concerning the development of strategic programme planning and partnership agreements in the context of globalisation
  • To consider issues concerning recruitment of overseas/international students

International Committee Membership

(Incorporating Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee)

To bring forward strategy and policy in support of the following and to advise on national and international good practice in these matters:

  • College’s learning and teaching agenda. 
  • College’s information services and educational resources
  • To lead and have oversight responsibility for the programme of staff development in learning, teaching and good practice in assessment. 
  • To liaise with the appropriate Academic Council Standing Committees

Learning & Teaching Committee Membership

  • To co-ordinate College Research policy
  • To support research excellence in the College
  • To assist in the development of new research strategies
  • To make recommendations on library policy with regard to research support
  • To co-ordinate the College Research website
  • To co-ordinate the delivery of research support to members of the College
  • To support the search for new sources of research funding
  • To consider the allocation of research funding under the RAM
  • To further the development of Research Projects, Centres and Institutes
  • To further the development of College research priority areas
  • To award Research Achievement awards
  • To oversee College publications on Research
  • To liaise with AC Research and Innovation Committee
  • To liaise and collaborate with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation                  

Research & Innovation Committee Membership

Guidelines in line with University Research Sabbatical Leave Policy 

  • There should be 75% attendance when decisions are being taken at meetings.  Any member missing more than three meetings will have their membership of the Committee revoked.

Research Sabbatical Leave Committe Membership

  • To consider all issues pertaining to Undergraduate students within CACSSS
  • To consider applications from undergraduate students
  • To consider general issues concerning academic policy arising from undergraduate student applications

Student Affairs Committee Membership

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