CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE EDUCATION AND THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
Deriving its authority from the Academic Board, the Education and the Student Experience Committee has strategic oversight of the management of academic standards, the quality assurance and enhancement of student learning opportunities and the student learning experience.
The Committee shall:
1. Scrutinise and recommend to the Academic Board for approval
i. policy relating to quality assurance and enhancement, learning, teaching and assessment, student engagement and student support, including for international students
ii. new academic regulations and amendments to the Regulation and Credit Framework for the Conferment of Awards, as well as Special Regulations relating to particular courses or groups of courses
iii. annual summary reports on student engagement, the operation of student procedures, student outcomes and the operation of courses (including both taught and research degrees)
iv. courses leading to University awards; via the course approval process, the approval process for collaborative provision and the periodic course review process.
i. strategies relating to quality assurance and enhancement; learning, teaching; student engagement and student support
ii. procedures for the design, approval, modification, monitoring, periodic review and termination of courses (including research degree and collaborative courses)*
iii. procedures for the approval, monitoring, review and termination of collaborative partnerships, including international collaborative partnerships
iv. amendments to the assessment procedures, in relation to all elements of assessment and student procedures, ensuring that such procedures are in line with relevant University policies
v. procedures for the nomination and approval of external examiners for both taught and research degrees
vi. external examiner nominations, extensions to External Examiner’s terms of office and duties, on the basis of recommendations from the External Examiner Nomination Panel and the Research Degrees Sub-Committee, and early terminations of external examiners’ contracts
vii. procedures for the participation of external examiners in courses and boards of examiners (including for research degrees), and for the consideration of their reports
viii. faculty policies, where these relate to matters of the student experience, as recommended by Faculty Board, and policies that have cross-institutional implications.
i. national and international developments in relating to quality and standards, quality enhancement and the student experience
ii. the way in which the University facilitates widening access, inclusion and participation and continued retention and future employability through admissions and marketing procedures, the operation of its courses and student support mechanisms, receiving reports and agreements as necessary
iii. student data in relation to admission (and widening access, inclusion and participation), progression, retention and completion, and appropriate work streams, especially in relation to academic quality and standards, equality and diversity, and international students
iv. learning, teaching and student experience issues as they relate to the University’s Access and Participation Plan
v. the management of academic standards for both taught and research degrees, through the consideration and approval of summary reports pertaining to course and partner approval, Boards of Examiners, external examiners, continuous course improvement and associated work streams
vi. the application of student procedures, including extenuating circumstances, plagiarism, appeals, complaints, fitness to practice/professional suitability, through the consideration of summary reports
vii. the quality of student learning opportunities and the student experience through the consideration of outcomes of student surveys (including NSS)
viii. the quality of the student experience where courses and collaborative partnerships are being terminated
ix. matters relating to academic quality and the student learning experience emanating from the periodic review process;
x. internationalisation activity as it relates to learning and teaching, quality and standards and the student experience
xi. education for sustainability activity as it relates to learning and teaching, quality and standards and the student experience
xii. the application of authority delegated to faculties.
*Schedule of Delegation Of its responsibilities, the ESE shall delegate:
1. to Faculty Quality Committees the monitoring of the recognition of prior learning, approval of short courses, approval of minor modifications, approval of coursespecific variations to policies relating to timely feedback, pre-meetings for Boards of Examiners, External Examiner access to the VLE, the use of Turnitin
2. to the Quality Monitoring and Review Sub-Committee authority for the operational oversight of the outcomes of quality assurance processes and for the approval of procedural materials relating to those processes
3. to the Collaborative Provision Sub-Committee authority for the operational oversight of procedures and documentation for collaborative provision, including placements, work-based learning and study abroad
4. to the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Working Group authority for the detailed development of proposals for policy in relation to Learning, teaching and assessment, student procedures and associated regulatory and procedural material
5. to the Research Degrees Sub-Committee authority for the operational oversight of the University’s Research Degree courses and the outcomes thereof, including the scrutiny of nominations for external examiners 6. to the External Examiner Nomination Panel the scrutiny of external examiners nominations.