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Interested in joining the Contact Hours Working Group?

ClockAre you a member of staff in an academic department whose work will be impacted by any decision the University might make with regard to minimum contact hours? Have you ever wondered how and why important decisions had been made and how you could have suggested solutions or raised concerns in the consultation period? The Contact Hours Working Group is seeking academic and administrative staff to join the group. Expressions of interest should be submitted by Monday 30 September 2013.

About the Contact Hours Working Group

The Academic Quality and Standards Committee (AQSC) decided earlier this year that a Contact Hours Working Group should be set up to develop guidance for academic departments on appropriate contact hours at University/discipline level and at different levels of study; to draft a University definition of ‘contact hours’; to propose appropriate mechanisms of dissemination information on contact hours to prospective and current students and staff; and finally to report on the feasibility and desirability of developing a University Policy on Contact Hours, setting minimum expectations for courses at either University or discipline level and level of study.’

At the same time, we are keen to widen the circle of staff involved in discussions shaping our policies to ensure, as much as possible, that decisions made take account of and accommodate the richness and variety of learning and teaching provision offered at Warwick.

The Chair of the Contact Hours Working Group, Dr Cathia Jenainati (English), is seeking expressions of interest to serve on the Working Group from staff in academic departments across the University.

How to apply

Academic and administrative colleagues are invited to consult with your Head of Department and email Martin Mik, Secretary to the Working Group, by Monday 30 September 2013 to express your interest.

The first meeting of the Contact Hours Working Group will take place on Wednesday 16 October 2013 between 4.30-5.30pm (venue to be confirmed).