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TQEC Terms of Reference

 

  • The Teaching and Quality Enhancement Committee is a Committee of Academic Board. It has been established to report to Academic Board on the implementation of the College’s mission in relation to all learning, teaching and quality assurance and enhancement related matters, and specifically the provisions of the College’s mission to:
    • Provide part-time and flexible higher education courses which meet the changing educational, cultural, personal and career needs of adults; in particular those who live or work in the London region;
    • Enable adult students from diverse social and educational backgrounds to participate in our courses.
    • Make available the results of research, and the expertise acquired, through teaching, publication, partnerships with other organisations and the promotion of civic and public debate
  • The Committee also has responsibility for reporting to Academic Board on the achievement of the key supporting objectives of the College to:
    • Offer our students an integrated range of flexible, research-led courses across all levels of provision;
    • Ensure the College provides an inclusive working and learning environment for its students and staff so that all may develop to their full potential;
    • Develop the College’s capacity to respond rapidly to new and changing opportunities in higher and further education;
    • Develop sustainable partnerships with the London region and beyond.
  • In reporting to Academic Board, the Committee will:
    • Report and make recommendations upon the development of College strategy, regulation and policy in relation to all learning and teaching and quality assurance and enhancement activities, including the College’s Strategy for Learning and Teaching Enhancement.
    • Report on the engagement of the College with national standards and codes of practice on matters relating to learning and teaching and the assurance of academic quality and standards including, but not limited to the academic infrastructure of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA); HEFCE policy and Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) requirements.
    • Report and make recommendations upon the implementation of College strategies relating to the College’s learning and teaching and quality assurance and enhancement activities, including the College’s Strategy for Learning & Teaching Enhancement, by schools and professional services;
    • Consider the operation of College level processes for assuring quality and standards, approving methods to ensure the efficient and effective operation of procedures including, but not limited to internal review, annual programme monitoring and student feedback processes;
    • Report on the dissemination of issues and the sharing of good practice identified through learning/teaching and quality assurance/enhancement processes to Schools and the College;
    • Oversee the consideration of new programmes and approval of major amendments to existing programmes
    • To exercise any powers delegated by the Academic Board relating to: (i) learning and teaching (ii) quality assurance and enhancement.
  • The Committee will establish sub-committees and working groups to enable it to discharge these responsibilities, approving terms of reference and receiving regular reports. For 2016/17 this will include the College Programmes Committee.
  • The Committee will also receive regular reports from the School Teaching and Quality Enhancement Committees, and will report to Academic Board on the implementation of strategies and the effectiveness of processes for assuring quality and standards at School level.