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Partnerships Committee (formerly Collaborative, Flexible and Distributed Learning Sub-Committee)

In July 2017, following the 2016/2017 Academic Governance Review, the University Senate and Council approved the re-naming of this committee with revised terms of reference.

Membership
Terms of Reference
Reporting Structure
Secretariat
Meetings


Membership 2017/18

Chair (Academic Director (Partnerships))

Dr Will Curtis

Two Representatives from the Faculty of Arts

Dr David Lees

Dr Michael Piggott

Two Representatives from the Faculty of Medicine

Dr Kate Owen

Alyson Quinn

Two Representatives from the Faculty of Science

Professor Mark Newton

Dr Scott Habershon

Two Representatives from the Faculty of Social Science

Dr Jo Angouri

Dr Trevor McCrisken

One member of the Board of Graduate Studies

Professor Colin Sparrow

Representative from the Warwick Business School

Dr Vikki Abusidualghoul

Representative from the Centre for Teacher Education

Des Hewitt

Representative from the Centre for Education Studies

Dr Dimitra Hartas

Representative from the Centre for Lifelong Learning

Dr Anne Hollinshead

Representative from the Warwick Manufacturing Group

Mike Newton

One Student Representative appointed by the Students' Union

Emily Dunford

Up to two co-opted members as required

TBC

TBC

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Terms of Reference

(a) To advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on University policy on validated and franchised provision, joint awards in partnership with other Higher Education institutions, provision involving a consortium of providers, or any other collaborative arrangement leading to the award of a University qualification

(b) To advise the Academic Quality and Standards Committee on University policy on provision involving distance delivery or delivery falling within its remit

(c) Through representatives’ membership of the University Course Approval Panel, to scrutinise the rationale for and strength of the partnership or distance learning arrangements for new or restructured courses or modules involving collaborative provision, distance learning or distance delivery and to make recommendations to that Panel as appropriate

(d) To consider and approve proposals for University and departmental international exchange partnerships

(e) To establish and monitor appropriate mechanisms for the continued quality assurance and risk management of awards involving collaborative provision distance learning or distance delivery falling within its remit

(f) To promote best practice in the operation and quality management of collaborative, distance learning or distance delivered provision across University departments

(g) To consider the reports of External Examiners for validated and franchised awards 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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Secretariat

Secretary: Lauren Baker Lauren dot Baker at warwick dot ac dot uk
Assistant Secretary: Gabriella Bersanetti (Gabriella dot Bersanetti 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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Meetings

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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