College Committees

College Executive Management Committee

 

College Rules - Chapter 7.

 

  1. Functions. The College shall have an Executive Management Committee to assist and advise the Head of College in the discharge of his/her responsibilities (E.2.d.). The Executive Management Committee shall normally meet monthly during the academic year and periodically during the summer recess depending on need. The Executive Management Committee shall meet:
  2. to consider policy proposals from the Head of College and assist in their development;
  3. to engage with the Head of College in strategic planning;

 

  1. to provide a forum for sharing management information;
  2. to ensure that operational matters are dealt with efficiently and effectively throughout the College;
  1. to approve student applications at College level, during the Summer recess, if required;
  2. to support the Head of College and Vice Head(s) of College in the discharge of their duties;
  1. to advise the Head of College and Vice Head(s) of College on all issues relating to the management and good governance of the College;
  2. to advise the Head of College as appropriate on the allocation of budgets and decisions concerning staffing.

 

Membership

 

Chair:  Professor Chris Williams

Dr. Helena Buffery            

Dr. Jenny Butler  

Dr. Fiona Chambers          

Ms. Karen Coughlan         

Dr. Armida De La Garza  

Mr Conor Delaney             

Mr Michael Delargey         

Dr. Maria Dempsey           

Ms. Maeve Doyle               

Professor Jools Gilson       

Dr. Martin Howard            

Professor Lee Jenkins        

Dr. Maire Leane 

Dr. Orla Lynch   

Professor John McCarthy 

Dr. Barry Monahan           

Dr. Orla Murphy

Professor William O’Brien               

Professor Cathal O’Connell              

Dr. Mervyn O’Driscoll       

Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin          

Ms. Majella O’Sullivan     

Professor Don Ross            

Professor David Ryan       

Dr. Silvia Ross    

 

Teaching and Learning Committee

 

Terms of Reference

 

The existing T&L Committee will change to become a broad forum for teaching interests and concerns in the College. This requires a shift from representation at school level to the functional areas of teaching at discipline and interdisciplinary level. The forum will convene once a semester to discuss broad areas of teaching and learning policy.

 

Three sub-committees will be drawn from membership of the main T&L Committee:

 

  1. A College Academic Development Sub-Committee (CADC) will continue to process the introduction of new teaching programmes and changes to current programmes.
  2. A new Student Experience Sub-Committee will develop policy and practice to support student engagement with teaching (attendance, digital environment, Library, etc.), student well-being, and the quality of the teaching environment (space etc). This will replace the old Student Affairs Committee, with Chair’s Action to continue in respect of student applications/requests (Vice-Head will assume responsibility for same).
  3. A new Recruitment and Marketing Sub-Committee to support income generation and the sustainability of teaching, through measures such as open days, school promotions, social media campaigns, etc. targeting domestic and international markets. New initiatives in adult education, access, part-time and distance learning.

 

These three sub-committees to be supported by special-purpose working groups (as required).

Membership – Subject/Discipline Level

 

Chair:  Professor William O’Brien

 

School of Applied Psychology:       Dr. Reagan Murphy

 

School of Applied Social Studies:   Dr.Simone McCaughren                                              

 

School of Education:                         Dr João Costa

 

School of English:                           

English:  Dr. Heather Laird (Dr. Maureen O’Connor Sem 1)

DAH:       Dr. Mike Cosgrave 

 

School of Human Environment:

Geography:       Mr. Ray O’Connor (to be replaced by Dr Denis Lenihan until January 2019)

Archaeology:     Dr Ben Gearey

Classics:              Dr Catherine Ware

 

School of History:       

History:             Dr. David Fitzgerald

History of Art:  Dr. Flavio Boggi

 

School of Irish Learning:

Béaloideas:     Dr. Ciarán Ó Gealbháin

EMI:                 Dr.Catriona O’Dochartaigh

Modern Irish: Dr Ken Ó Donnchú

School of Language, Literature and Cultures

Asian Studies:   Dr Constantin Hozier

French:             Dr. Kate Hodgson

German:           Dr.Emma Riordan

Italian:              Dr.Darragh O’Connell

SPLAS:               Ms. Eugenia Bolado-Colina (Ms. Sofia da Silva Mendes as alternate)

 

School of Music & Theatre:       

Music:     Dr.Jillian Rogers (for 3 years from Sept 2017)

Theatre:  Dr.Fionn Woodhouse (for duration of contract)

FSM:        Dr.Barry Monaghan (for 3 years from Sept 2017)

 

School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government, & Poltics:

Criminology:                    Dr. James Windle

Government & Politics: Dr. Fiona Buckley

Philosophy:                      Dr Jason Dockstadter

Sociology:                        Dr Tracey Skillington

Study of Religions:          Dr Tatsuma Padoan

 

Academic Development Sub-Committee  (see T&L above)

 

Terms of Reference

 

  • Approval of new programmes and participation in PAP processes
  • Approval of ‘minor’ changes to Level 8 and 9 programmes
  • Approval of ‘major’ changes to Level 8 and 9 programmes
  • Approval of ‘late’ changes to Level 8 and 9 programmes
  • Approval of ACE programmes that directly involve CACSSS units
  • Approval of online courses
  • Approval of extra-mural courses with Irish HEIs and other bodies
  • Approval of teaching collaborations outside of Ireland.

 

In addition, this sub-committee may be asked to comment on specific areas of T&L strategy and delivery in CACSSS. This will be in response to requests from the Head of College, our T&L Executive, CEMC, from central University offices (Registrar and Vice-President for Teaching), or arising from policy development initiated by a CACSSS T&L Forum.

Membership

Membership drawn from Teaching and Learning Committee membership above.

 

Chair: Dr Barry Monahan

 

Dr Mike Cosgrave

Dr Jason Dockstader

Dr Kate Hodgson

Dr Raegan Murphy

Dr Catriona Ó Dochartaigh

Dr Daragh O’Connell

Dr Tracy Skillington

Dr Catherine Ware

Majella O’Sullivan (College Manager)

 

Ex officio - Dr Mervyn O’Driscoll (Associate Dean Graduate School)

 

Marian Cotter (CACSSS Office) – Admin support

 

Student Experience Sub-Committee (new) (see T&L above)

 

Terms of Reference

 

  • The physical environment of teaching (space and facilities; Student Hub, etc.)
  • Student engagement with learning (attendance and participation)
  • Academic support (mentoring, tutorials, VLEs; interface with Library Committee)
  • The Digital Environment (managing positive and negative aspects)
  • Disciplinary issues (plagiarism) and mitigation policy
  • Examination and assessment
  • Student personal welfare (financial aspects, mental health, special circumstances)
  • Employability (placements, in-course and other professional training, etc).

 

In addition, this sub-committee may be asked to comment on specific areas of T&L strategy and delivery in CACSSS. This will be in response to requests from the Head of College, our T&L Executive, CEMC, from central University offices (Registrar and Vice-President for Teaching), or arising from policy development initiated by a CACSSS T&L Forum.

 

Membership

Membership drawn from Teaching and Learning Committee membership above.

 

Chair: Dr Maria Dempsey

 

Ms. Eugenia Bolado-Colina

Dr Flavio Boggi

Dr João Costa

Dr David Fitzgerald

Dr Constantin Hozier

Dr Heather Laird

Dr Ciarán Ó Gealbháin

Ray O’Connor

Dr Jillian Rogers

Dr Fionn Woodhouse

 

Marian Cotter (CACSSS office) – Admin support

 

Recruitment and Marketing Sub-Committee (new)  (see T&L above)

 

Terms of Reference

 

  • Development of new income streams in taught programmes
  • Protection of existing income streams (course viability and student retention)
  • Teaching and budget policy (part-time pay, equipment and facilities)
  • Fees policy, scholarships and discounts
  • Marketing of new and existing programmes (print, social media, UCC web-sites)
  • Design and support for school visits
  • Design and support of Open Days (with and outside UCC)
  • International student intake
  • Growth of mature and part-time learner courses

 

In addition, this sub-committee may be asked to comment on specific areas of T&L strategy and delivery in CACSSS. This will be in response to requests from the Head of College, our T&L Executive, CEMC, from central University offices (Registrar and Vice-President for Teaching), or arising from policy development initiated by a CACSSS T&L Forum.

 

Membership

Membership drawn from Teaching and Learning Committee membership above.

 

Chair: Professor William O’Brien

 

Loretta Brady

Dr Fiona Buckley

Conor Delaney

Dr Ben Gearey

Dr. Simone McCaughren

Dr Ken Ó Donnchú

Dr Tatsuma Padoan

Dr. Emma Riordan

Dr James Windle

CACSSS Assoc. Dean International

 

Ex officio – Dr. Armida de la Garza, Director CACSSS Director of International Strategy

 

Elaine O’Connor (CACSSS office) – Admin support

 

Graduate Studies Committee

 

Terms of Reference

                                               

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

Membership – one representative from each School

 

Chair: Dr Mervyn O’Driscoll

 

School of Applied Psychology:          Dr. Nadia Pantidi

School of Applied Social Studies:      Dr Eleanor Bantry White. 

School of Education:                           Dr Siobhan Dowling            

School of English:                                 Dr Ken Rooney (semester 1); 

                                                                Dr Tom Birkett (semester 2)

School of History:                                 Dr Andrew McCarthy        

School of Irish Learning:                      Dr Seán Ua Suilleabhain

School of Human Environment:         Dr Katharina Becker         

School of Language, Literatures & Culture: Dr Barbara Siller

School of Music & Theatre:               Dr Griff Rollefson (for 3 years from Jan 2018)

School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government & Poltics:  Dr Joel Walmsley

    

International Committee

 

Terms of Reference

 

  • 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

 

 

Membership as per current membership - one representative from each School

 

Membership and terms of reference of the CACSSS International Committee will be revisited once the outcome of the university level review of internationalisation is published.

 

Committee to co-opt members from Central University Offices, as appropriate

 

Chair: Dr Armida De La Garza

 

Dr Angela Veale - School of Applied Psychology

Dr Jacqui O’Riordan - School of Applied Social Studies

Dr Till Weingartner – School of Asian Studies

Dr. Declan Kennedy – School of Education

Dr Adam Hanna – School of English

Dr Tomas Ó Carragáin (Archaeology) – School of Human Environment: Geography,

       Archaeology and Classics

Dr Katherine McGarry – School of History

Dr Aidan Doyle (S1); Dr Seán Ua Suilleabháin (S2) – School of Irish Learning

Dr Martin Howard – School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr. Bernadette Cronin – School of Music and Theatre

*Dr. Mary Murphy – Dept of Government and Politics, School of Sociology, Philosophy,

       Criminology, Government and Politics

*Dr. Lidia Guzy – Study of Religions, School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology,

      Government and Politics

*Dr. Kieran Keohane, Sociology, School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology,

      Government and Politics

 

Ex officio:

Professor Chris Williams – Head of College

Ms. Majella O’Sullivan - College Manager

Mr Conor Delaney – College Finance Analyst

 

Co-opted members:  Ms. Marita Foster

 

Elaine O’Connor (CACSSS office) – Admin support

 

*Issue of representation arises due to recent transfer of two departments to this School.

 

Community Engagement

 

Terms of Reference

 

  • Need for a systematic approach for the College and the University to recognise the importance of external engagement in terms of recognition of external partner/civil society contributions, recognition of staff contribution including within promotion procedures, support for external engagement and funding.
  • Develop activities related to promoting external engagement activities such as initiating and maintaining an external engagement website; possibility of an event to highlight external engagement; possibly an awards ceremony to recognise external partners and staff members who contribute to external engagement.
  • Ensure equality of esteem of external engagement activities – activities at both individual, day-to-day level to be captured as well as at School level. 
  • Actively engage with USREP and ensure complementarity of work e.g. support the USREP survey process and utilise the data to complement the interviews carried out by this committee with Heads of School to understand nature and extent of external engagement now and into the future.  
  • Seek clarification at institutional level on status of contribution in relation to probation, establishment and promotion scheme criteria.
  • The committee will advocate for broad range of external engagement activities.

Membership – one representative from each School

 

Co-Chairs:  Professor Cathal O’Connell and Dr. Angela Veale

 

School of Applied Psychology:      Dr. Annalisa Setti

 

School of Applied Social Studies:    Dr. Eileen Hogan

 

School of English:             Mr Shawn Day

 

School of Education:        Dr Wesley O’Brien 

 

School of History:            Dr Malgortata D'Aughton, Dr Finola Doyle-O'Neill & Dr.Simon Knowles (in the past they shared this one position to good effect -- only one turns up at the meetings depending on agenda and availability).

 

School of Human Environment: Dr Stephan Faust (leaving in Jan 2019 so will need replacement)

 

School of Irish Learning:     Dr. Clíona O’Carroll

 

School of Language, Literatures & Culture:  Dr. Kate Hodgson

 

School of Music & Theatre: Marie Kelly (for 2 years from Sept 2017)

 

School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government, & Poltics

      Dr Ger Mullally, Sociology

      Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan, Government & Politics

 

tbc (CACSSS office) – Admin support

 

Research and Innovation Committee

 

Current Terms of Reference

  • 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 receive and coordinate nominations for 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

                       

Membership – two representatives from each School

 

Chair: Dr Helena Buffery

 

School of Applied Psychology:          Dr. Samantha Dockray and Dr. Conor Linehan

 

School of Applied Social Studies:     Dr. Órla O’Donovan and Mr. Joe Finnerty

 

School of Education:         Dr Máire Ní Ríordáin and Dr. Siobhán Dowling

 

School of English:             Dr James O’Sullivan (semester 1); Clíona O’Gallchoir (semester 2)

                                             Dr Maureen O’Connor

School of History:             Dr. Clare O'Halloran and Dr Sabine Kriebel.

School of Human Environment: Dr Kieran Hickey and Dr Colin Rynne

 

School of Irish Learning:            Dr. Marie-Annick (Béaloideas) and Dr. Kevin Murray 

 

School of Language, Literatures & Culture: Dr Daragh O’Connell and Dr Martin Howard)

 

School of Music & Theatre:     Mr John Godfrey (for 3 years from Sept 2017)

                                                     and Professor Laura Rascaroli

 

School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government, & Poltics:

Dr Katherine Furman and Dr Theresa Reidy,

 

  • ONE Director of Research Support Services, UCC
  • Library Representative
  • Head of College ACSSS
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
  • College ACSSS Research Officer
  • Two or more Research Officers of College Centres/Institutes (at least One from Humanities and One from Social Sciences)
  • Co-options where applicable

 

tbc (CACSSS office) – Admin support – Marian Cotter temp support

 

Sabbatical Research Leave Committee

 

Terms of Reference

The role of each College Sabbatical Research Leave Committee is to:

  • Operate within the guidelines set down in the University Sabbatical Research Leave Policy
  • Submit its discipline-specific criteria to the University Sabbatical Research Leave Committee
  • Develop discipline-specific practices, as appropriate
  • Advise Heads of Schools\Departments\Units regarding procedures and criteria relating to Sabbatical Research Leave Policy
  • Provide regular reports to the University Sabbatical Research Leave Committee
  • Consider all eligible applications for research leave against set criteria
  • Seek further clarification/information, where necessary for decision making
  • Make recommendations to the President in relation to each individual application
  • Record decisions taken on each application and the rationale for such decisions
  • Ensure cost-neutrality of Policy locally
  • Ensure appropriate arrangements have been put in place in the School/Department/Unit to cover the teaching and administrative duties of staff member for whom leave is approved
  • Monitor multiple applications for any one School/Department/Unit for the same time period
  • Review Sabbatical Research Leave reports received from staff and seek further information, as necessary
  • The Committee will receive administrative support from the HR Business Partner

Membership (until December 2018)

 

 

Chair – Professor Chris Williams, Head of College

 

  1. Eileen O’Rourke (Social Sciences)
  2. Sabine Kriebel (Arts/Humanities)

      School of the Human Environment: Geography, Archaeology and Classics

 

      School of History

 

  1. Lee Jenkins (Arts/Humanities)

      School of English

 

Professor Alan Kelly, Food and Nutritional Science,

 

 

tbc (CACSSS office) – Admin support

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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College Office, Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC

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