The Teaching Quality section of the Academic Office will keep a list of JCDCs, for which a designated “home” department or joint “home” departments are clearly identified. They will also keep a circulation list of JCDC academic staff course directors and liaison officers for each course. These lists will be updated on an annual basis throughout the Summer vacation.
The Senior Assistant Registrar (Teaching Quality) will convene at least one annual meeting for course directors and liaison officers at an appropriate point in each academic year. Attendance is highly recommended for course directors and liaison officers. The meeting will be chaired by the Chair of the Board of Undergraduate Studies and will consider areas of common concern, examples of good practice, updates to this Guide, issues raised in student feedback, timetabling and other issues.
The Teaching Quality section will maintain this Guide on its website, and update it periodically. Any major revisions (including those suggested at the annual meeting or arising from University periodic review processes) will be considered by the Academic Quality and Standards Committee.
The Board of Undergraduate Studies will continue to monitor and draw attention to issues of JCDC liaison, delivery of marks, dates of exam boards and degree classification conventions that particularly affect JCDC courses.
The Chair of the Board of Undergraduate Studies will liaise with the Space Management and Central Timetabling section and the Exams Office about issues (such as the timetabling of larger lectures) as they arise.
University Committees, the SSLCs Coordinators and the Teaching Quality section will monitor feedback from students concerning the management of and support for JCDC students.
The University Course Approval form asks for full details about academic and support arrangements for new and revised JCDCs. Faculty Undergraduate Studies Committees and the Board of Undergraduate Studies will examine and monitor these proposed arrangements as part of the course approval process.