Revisions to Ordinances 7 and 9
At its meeting on 11 July 2018, the Council approved for the first time amendments to University Ordinance 7 on Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties and University Ordinance 9 on Board of Graduate Studies.
Rationale: to incorporate changes following Council's approval that the Faculties of Science and Medicine merge to create a new Faculty, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Revisions to Regulations 32 and 38
At its meeting on 11 July 2018 the Council approved amendments to the following University Regulations, with changes taking effect immediate effect:
- Regulation 32 on Courses of Study Validated or Franchised by the University
Rationale: To ensure that terminology used is aligned with changes brought about by the Academic Governance Review approved by the Senate in July 2017.
- Regulation 38.12 on Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)
Rationale: To be amended following clarifications to course regulations, the requirement of exit qualifications and the responsible officer and/or Degree awarding body wherever one is referenced in relation to this collaborative course delivered jointly and awarded with Coventry University.
Revisions to Regulations 9 and 42
Chair's action was taken on 18 June 2018 to confirm proposed changes to Regulation 9 on Constitutions of Boards of Examiners, with changes taking effect immediate effect.
Rationale: To operationalise the introduction of the CertHE and DipHE qualifications for undergraduate students who were unable to complete their degree course. The proposed amendments to Regulation 9 will enable the creation of an institution-level Board of Examiners, with appropriate external examiner oversight, to enable these qualifications to be awarded this summer.
Chair's action was taken on 18 June 2018 to confirm proposed changes to Regulation 42 on Governing Academic Appeals, with changes taking effect immediate effect.
Rationale: To clarify the constitution of the Preliminary Review Panel (PRP) considering academic appeals for taught students, and also provide further clarification regarding the removal of the member of the relevant Appeals Committee from the PRP. In addition, the University has also received further guidance from the Office of the Independent Adjudicator on timelines of consideration of an academic appeal, which need to be incorporated in Regulation 42.
Revisions to Regulations 8, 26, 37, 38 and 40
At its meeting on 16 May 2018 the Council approved amendments to the following University Regulations:
- Regulation 8 on Regulations for First Degrees
Rationale: To reflect the introduction of a cross-institutional mechanism to award exit qualifications in the form of a Certificate of Higher Education or Diploma of Higher Education, which recognise partial completion of undergraduate degrees in cases where students have withdrawn from their course due to personal/medical reasons or have made insufficient academic progress to continue to the next level of study.
- Regulation 26 on Safety Regulations
Rationale: To remove a reference to the Safety in the University publication, which has been replaced by the University’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing website.
- Regulation 37 on Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Rationale: To reflect the revised names of MSc programmes offered as part of the University’s partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, changes in the named responsible officers, and changes to the academic governance of Warwick and relevant committee responsibilities.
- Regulation 38 on Research Degrees
Rationale: To clarify the process for appeals relating to upgrading from MPhil to PhD.
- Regulation 40 on Collaborative Courses
Rationale: To reflect changes to the academic governance of the University and relevant committee responsibilities.
Revisions to Ordinances 7 and 9
At its meeting on 16 May 2018, the Council approved for the second time amendments to University Ordinance 7 on Constitution of the Boards of the Faculties and University Ordinance 9 on Board of Graduate Studies.
Rationale: To reflect further amendments arising from the academic governance review, addressing operability issues identified by the Faculties and to update the Board of Graduate Studies constitution, previously approved by the Senate.