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Partnerships Committee

Terms of Reference
Reporting Structure

Membership 2022/23

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

Professor Will Curtis

Director of Flexible and Online Learning

Dr Sam Hardy

Academic Director (Education and Internationalisation) Professor Jo Angouri
Academic Director (Postgraduate Taught) Lee Griffin
Associate Director of International Strategy and Relations Emily Lim
Director of Centre for Lifelong Learning Professor Ruth Hewston
Director of Overseas Programmes, Warwick Manufacturing Group Mike Newton

Two representatives from the Faculty of Arts

Dr Qian Liu

Dr Jonathan Clarke / Dr Marta Guerriero

Two representatives from the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Medicine

Alyson Quinn

Professor John Hanna

Two representatives from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Dalvinder Singh

Dr Tom Parr

Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies

Professor Daniel Branch

Up to two co-opted members as required

Mahfia Watkinson (Head of Education, Quality and Partnerships, Education Policy and Quality)

Helen Ure (Head of Work-Based and Professional Learning)

Representatives from the Warwick Business School

Laura Youngman

Dr Ashley Roberts

Representative from the Centre for Teacher Education

Dr Andy Hind

Representative from Warwick Manufacturing Group

Sue Parr

Representative from the Warwick Medical School

Julie Shore

One Student Representative Appointed by the Students' Union

Chih-Hsiang Lo

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Terms of Reference

(a) To advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on University policy for University academic partnerships with one or more providers, leading to the award of a University qualification.

(b) To operate a risk-based process of scrutiny of the rationale for; and strength of; the partnership arrangements falling within its remit.

(c) To consider regular updates and reports on the management of international exchange agreements, with a focus on quality and standards, from the Internationalisation Steering Committee and to approve, where appropriate, new international exchange partnerships.

(d) Through its sub-group for Degree Apprenticeships (Apprenticeship Approval and Review Group), to consider and recommend for approval to the Course Proposal Scrutiny Panel proposals for Degree Apprenticeships, and to review provision.

(e) To consider and recommend for approval to the Course Proposal Scrutiny Panel proposals for flexible and online programmes and to review provision.

(f) To establish and monitor appropriate mechanisms for the continued quality assurance and risk management of University academic partnerships.

(g) To promote best practice in the operation and quality management of academic partnerships across University departments.

(h) To consider the reports of External Examiners for partnership provision and to follow through any issues of concern in connection with these or the other courses within its remit.

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Reporting Structure

The Partnerships Committee reports to the Academic Quality and Standards Committee.

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

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Secretary: Lauren Baker, Education Policy and Quality

Assistant Secretary: TBC

(collaborative at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Papers for consideration by the 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 Partnerships Committee can be found within the University Committee Timetable.

Click here to access minutes of previous meetings.

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