The Role of Academic Boards
- a copy of the reports of External Examiners
- all response templates from each College Learning and Teaching Chair
The role of the Academic Boards is to:
- ensure that Colleges have considered the reports and have produced an acceptable and sufficiently detailed response and proposed actions to the External Examiner’s recommendations
- follow up with any inadequate responses
- identify examples of good practice
- highlight any issues that need to be addressed by the College or to be referred to the Regulations, Quality and Standards, Committee i.e. issues that lie outside the immediate control of the Academic Board
- monitor submission of External Examiner reports and college responses
- produce a detailed minute outlining the Academic Board’s scrutiny of External Examiners reports to the RQSC
- administrative support staff to the Academic Board will ensure that the College’s response and any specific comments are returned to the External Examiner.
If the response template is deemed to be incomplete or inadequate, the Dean may refer the response back to the College for revision.
Following this, if the response is still considered unsatisfactory, the Dean will inform the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) who might undertake further investigation of the matter with the Head of College.
The Role of the University’s Regulations, Quality and Standards Committee
The RQSC is responsible for:
- undertaking the relevant quality control functions to ensure that the procedures for considering reports have been applied
- responding to institutional level issues that arise from the reports.
Issues of good practice are drawn together into an institutional Digest and shared through the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee and SALT.