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Membership 2020/21

Chair, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Christopher Hughes

Deputy Chair, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Gwen van der Velden

Academic Director (Employability)

Professor Patrick Tissington

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education Quality and Standards)

Professor Will Curtis

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education and Policy)

Professor Andrew Clark

Academic Director (Postgraduate Research)

Professor Colin Sparrow

Academic Director (Postgraduate Taught)

Christopher Bisping

Academic Director (Education and Internationalisation)

Professor Jo Angouri

The Vice-Provosts and Chairs of the Board of the Faculties (or Deputies, as necessary)

Professor Penny Roberts (Faculty of Arts)

Professor Caroline Meyer (Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Professor Matthew Nudds (Faculty of Social Science)

The Chairs of the 3 Faculty Education Committees

Professor Sarah Richardson (Arts)

Professor David Davies (Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine)

Dr Naomi Waltham-Smith (Social Sciences)

The Chair of the WMS Education Committee

Professor Lesley Roberts

Dean of Students

Dr Rebecca Freeman

Representatives of IATL, WIHEA and ADC

Professor Jonathan Heron

Two student representatives appointed by the Students' Union

Megan Clarke (Education Officer)

Shingai Dzumbira (Postgraduate Officer)

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Terms of Reference

(a) To exercise, on behalf of the Senate, responsibility for the development and oversight of the implementation of the University’s Education Strategy.

(b) To ensure the preparation of periodic reports on the overall operation of the University’s quality assurance and quality enhancement architecture so as to assure the Senate and the Council of the adequacy of assurance arrangements for the University’s education provision and the quality of the student learning experience.

(c) To develop strategies and policies in relation to external quality assurance and enhancement operations including consideration of reports by Government, the relevant funding body and other relevant sector-wide bodies.

(d) To ensure the continuing alignment of Senate committees, University regulations and other elements of academic governance with the requirements of the external quality assurance landscape.

(e) To consider recommendations from the Academic Quality and Standards Committee with respect to the development of policies, regulations and guidance necessary to secure the University’s strategy in relation to quality and standards.

(f) To consider recommendations from the Student Learning Experience and Engagement Committee with respect to the further enhancement of the student learning experience and learning environment.

(g) To advise the Senate, in the light of reports and recommendations from these committees, of strategic matters of which it needs to be apprised in relation to the development, monitoring and evaluation of institutional Education

(h) To set the strategic direction for work in areas such as the Teaching Excellence Framework, the University’s Periodic Review processes, student survey feedback and action planning, interdisciplinarity and Widening Participation.

(i) To make recommendations to the Academic Resourcing Committee to secure the implementation of the University’s Education Strategy.

(j) To consider such other matters referred to it by the Senate.

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Reporting Structure

The Education Committee reports to the Senate.

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

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Working Groups of the Education Committee

Working Groups of the Education Committee are:

Employability and Skills Working Group

Internationalisation Steering Group


Secretary: Katharine Gray (educationcommittee at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Assistant Secretary: Craig Franklin

Papers for consideration by the Education Committee should be submitted to the Secretary two weeks in advance of the meeting at which they are to be considered.

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

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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