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Academic Resourcing Committee

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Membership 2020/21

Provost (Chair)

Professor Christine Ennew

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Christopher Hughes

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Professor Pam Thomas

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)

Professor Michael Shipman

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning Experience)

Professor Gwen Van der Velden

The Vice-Provosts/Chairs of the Boards of the Faculties:

Professor Penny Roberts (Arts)

Professor Caroline Meyer (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Professor Matthew Nudds (Social Sciences)

Four Faculty representatives, one from each of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and two from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine:

Professor Rachel Moseley (Arts)

Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams (Social Sciences)

Professor Lorenzo Frigerio (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Professor Sudhesh Kumar (Science, Engineering and Medicine)

In Attendance

Group Finance Director
Finance Director

Deputy Finance Director (Departmental Services Team)
Academic Registrar (Secretary)

Strategy Director
HR Engagement Director
Director of Strategic Planning and Analytics
Director of Research and Impact Services

Assistant Registrar (Strategic Planning and Analytics)

Administrative Officer (Strategic Planning and Analytics) (Assistant Secretary)

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Terms of Reference

1. To guide the strategic, performance and financial planning process for academic departments, ensuring that their plans both inform and are informed by the University’s strategy.

2. To develop financial strategies and approve departmental budgets for the support of academic activities within the overall available funding envelope and within the context of the University's strategic goals and priorities.

3. To guide the setting of admissions targets and monitoring of intake for degree programmes and the determination of appropriate entry requirements.

4. To monitor income and expenditure and achievement of plans by departments, including research income and targets, and help departments to take corrective action where performance deviates adversely from plan.

5. To approve and monitor the staffing establishment of academic departments in the ARC envelope, and to consider bids for the establishment of new posts.

6. To monitor and review performance against plan for new degree-level undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, reporting to other bodies in the University (e.g. Steering Committee) as appropriate.

7. To ensure that the impact of academic resourcing decisions on other areas such as capital space and planning, professional and support services, commercial services and core academic infrastructure are considered and referred to other bodies as appropriate.

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Reporting Structure

The Academic Resourcing Committee reports to the Senate and to the Council via the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Click here to see a diagrammatic representation of the Committee Structure.

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Secretary: Dr Chris Twine (Academic Registrar)

Assistant Secretary: Administrative Officer (Strategic Planning & Analytics)

Papers for consideration by the Academic Resourcing Committee should be submitted to the Secretary one week in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered (ARCAdministrators at warwick dot ac dot uk).

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Dates of meetings of the Academic Resourcing Committee can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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