Learning and Teaching Committee Meetings 2010-2011 Learning and Teaching Committee Meetings 2010-2011

Click on the date below to access the agenda, documents and minutes of the meetings. 

Please note that no confidential or confidential and reserved items will appear online.

Wednesday 27 October 2010
Wednesday 8 December 2010
Wednesday 2 February 2011
Thursday 17 March 2011
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011

Wednesday 27 October 2010 Wednesday 27 October 2010

AGENDA

MINUTES   26 May 2010 

  30 June 2010

3. STATEMENTS BY THE CHAIR – No document

4. CONFIRMATION OF CHAIR'S ACTION – Divider A (LTC10D001)

A1. ACADEMIC STRATEGY – No document

A2. ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

      (1) STUDENT SURVEYS – NNS – Divider B (LTC10D002)

                                              PRES – Divider C (LTC10D003)

      (2) LIBRARY ENHANCEMENT 2010 – Divider D (LTC10D004)

      (3) LEARNING AND TEACHING DAY 2011 – No document

A3. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ENHANCEMENT – Divider E (LTC10D005)

A4. LTC REVIEWS – No document

A5. UEA LONDON 

      To consider 
      (1) approval of three Masters courses – Divider F (LTC10D006)

      (2) approval of Year 1 BSc International Business Management – Divider G (LTC10D007)

      (3) report of the meetings of the Institutional Approval Sub-Group – Divider H (LTC10D008) 

      To confirm

      Approval of years 2 and 3 BSC International Business Management – Divider I (LTC10D009)

A6. FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY)

       (1) HUM – Divider J (LTC10D010)

            SCI – Divider K (LTC10D011) - This report has been deferred to the following meeting

            SSF – Divider L (LTC10D012)

            FOH – Divider M (LTC10D013)

      (2)  MCM3 (Annual Monitoring) report from FOH – Divider N (LTC10D014)

A7. TAUGHT PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – No document

A8. ‘BOLOGNA' – Divider O (LTC10D015)

A9. NEW COURSE PROPOSALS

       City College, Norwich – FdA Retailing – Divider P (LTC10D016)

       Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts – MA in Theatre Directing – Divider Q (LTC10D017)

B1. PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE ACTIVITY – Divider R (LTC10D018)

C1. STUDENT EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE – LTC10D019 - This report has been deferred to the following meeting

C2. PARTNERSHIPS – LTC10D020

C3. CONCESSIONS AND APPROVALS – LTC10D021

C4.  NEW COURSE PROPOSALS – LTC10D022

C5. UNIVERSITIES UK (UUK) – LTC10D023

C6. ‘BOLOGNA' – No document 

**D1. POSTHUMOUS AWARD - Divider S (LTC10D024) - This report is confidential & reserved and will there not appear online

Wednesday 8 December 2010 Wednesday 8 December 2010

AGENDA

2.         MINUTES – 27 October 2010    

3.         STATEMENTS BY THE CHAIR                                                              

            (1)        Browne review and the Education White Paper

(2)        Policy Half Day. See 'New Academic Model' 

(3)         HEFCE Consultation on changes to information published by institutions 
(http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2016/Name,109328,en.html )

(4)        Renewing learning and teaching strategies

(5)        QAA: Notification of changes to the causes for concern procedure

            http://www.qaa.ac.uk/news/circularLetters/CL1610.asp

(6)        Announcement of UEA Teaching Fellowships - Divider A (LTC10D025) 
            (7)        QAA Collaborative Provision audit of University Campus Suffolk

(8)        UEA representation on the Corporation of Easton College

4.         CONFIRMATION OF CHAIR'S ACTION                                                   

            (1)        Fitness for Study policy - Divider B (LTC10D026)

            (2)        Prizes and Scholarships - Divider C (LTC10D027)

A1.       STUDENT EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE – no document

A2.       EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES : NEW SINGLE EQUALITY ACT – Divider D (LTC10D028)

A3.       ISD: LOGIN TIME IN TEACHING ROOMS – Divider E (LTC10D029)

A4.       UEA LONDON – Divider F (LTC10D030)

A5.       NEW AWARDS AND NEW COURSE PROPOSALS

(1)       Divider G (LTC10D031)    

(2)       Divider H (LTC10D032)    

(3)       Divider I (LTC10D033) 

A6.       LTC REVIEWS

(1)         New Academic Model - Divider J (LTC10D034)

(2)         Review of Programme Monitoring and Review - Divider K (LTC10D035)

A7.       FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY)

FOH – Divider L (LTC10D036)

SSF – Divider M (LTC10D037)

A8.       PG RESEARCH PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – Divider N (LTC10D038)          

B1.       PARTNERSHIPS – LTC10D039 

B2.       MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

(1)         academic appeals 2009-10 LTC10D040

(2)         academic complaints 2009-10 LTC10D041

(3)         academic discipline 2009-10 LTC10D042

(4)         professional misconduct and/or unsuitability LTC10D043

(5)         plagiarism and collusion 2009-10 LTC10D044

C1.       PARTNERSHIPS – LTC10D045

C2.       NEW COURSE APPROVALS – LTC10D046  - please note no document went to this meeting                                           

C3.       MODULE AND COURSE MONITORING, UPDATE AND REVIEW – LTC10D047         

C4.       FACULTY LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY COMMITTEES

FOH  -   LTC10D048

HUM -   LTC10D049

SCI -     LTC10D050 - no document

SSF      LTC10D051 - no document                                                                              

C5.       QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCY

i)          A Circular Letter 18/10 regarding Master's Degrees in Computing:-

ii)        LTC10D052

the University's  response to the consultation regarding the proposed new process for reviewing quality 
and standards in higher education in England and Northern Ireland. LTC10D053

Wednesday 2 February 2011 Wednesday 2 February 2011

AGENDA

2.      MINUTES – 8 December 2010

3.      STATEMENTS BY THE CHAIR – No document                                                                                              

     (1)   Timetabling for spring semester 2011

     (2)   Tuition fees for 2012

     (3)   HEFCE grant statement

     (4)   Doctoral Training Centres

     (5)   Learning and Teaching Strategy Day, 5 May 2011

     (6)   ISD Education Board report to LTC

     (7)   Student progress meetings

     (8)   National Teaching Fellowships 2011                                                                                           

4.      CONFIRMATION OF CHAIR'S ACTION                                                                                   

     (1)   Prizes and Scholarships. Divider A (LTC10D034)

     (2)   Professional Misconduct and Unsuitability procedure

     (3)   Japanese language programmes                                                                                                             

A1.    LEARNING ENHANCEMENT – Divider B (LTC10D035) - this item was deferred

A2.    GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY AND FIRST DESTINATION STATISTICS – Divider C (LTC10D036)

A3.    NETWORKING PROBLEMS – Divider D (LTC10D037)

A4.    CSED ACTIVITIES – Divider E (LTC10D038)                                                                                               

A5.    NEW ACADEMIC MODEL – No document

A6.    REVIEW OF GUIDELINES FOR THE PEER OBSERVATION OF TEACHING – Divider F (LTC10D039)

A7.    NEW COURSE PROPOSALS

(1)   Approval of for a new course in the School of Political, Social and International Studies for an MA in Broadcast Journalism: Theory and Practice. Divider G (LTC10D040) 

(2)   Approval of a new course in the School of Philosophy for an MA in Environmental Sciences and Humanities.  Divider H (LTC10D041)

(3)   Approval for a new course in the School of Literature and Creative Writing for a BA in Drama.  Divider I (LTC10D042)

(4)   Approval for a new course in the School of Literature and Creative Writing for a BA in English Literature and Drama.  Divider J (LTC10D043)

(5)   Approval for a new course in the School of Literature and Creative Writing for a BA in Scriptwriting and Performance.  Divider K (LTC10D044)                                                             

A8.    FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY) – No document                                               

A9.    PG RESEARCH PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – No document                         

A10.  UEA INTO LONDON – No document

B1.    PARTNERSHIP - Divider L (LTC10D045)

B2.    TAUGHT PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – Divider M (LTC10D046)

C1.    FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY)

FOH: 24 November 2010 LTC10D047

SSF: 15 September 2010 and 3 November 2010 LTC10D048

HUM: 1 December 2010 LTC10D049

SCI : 6 October 2010 LTC10D053

C2.    PARTNERSHIPS - LTC10D050

C3.    NEW COURSE PROPOSALS - LTC10D051

C4.   CSED ACTIVITIES - LTC10D052

C5.   QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCY - no document http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/Quality-Code-Changes-to-Academic-infrastructure.pdf                                                                                                         

C6.    HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND - no document www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2010/10_31/

C7.    OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT ADJUDICATOR - no document www.oiahe.org.uk/ 

Thursday 17 March 2011 Thursday 17 March 2011

AGENDA

2.         MINUTES – 2 February 2011  

3.         STATEMENTS BY THE CHAIR – no document

4.         CONFIRMATION OF CHAIR'S ACTION

AMS:    Amendment to the Will Jordan Memorial Scholarship

PHI:      Prize for distinguished performance by an MA student

Divider A (LTC10D054)            

A1.       ELLUMINATE – Divider B (LTC10D055)

A2.       ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: LEARNING AND TEACHING DAY – Divider C (LTC10D056)

A3.       POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – Divider D (LTC10D057)

A4.       UEA LONDON – (1) An update from the Dean of UEA London Divider E (LTC10D058) 
                         (2) Updated Action Plan LTC10D076

A5.       FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY) – No document

A6.       PARTNERSHIP OFFICE ACTIVITY – Divider F (LTC10D059) (Report) 
           
            Appendix 1       Appendix 2         Appendix 3        Appendix 4     Appendix 5     Appendix 6     Appendix 7     Appendix 8

A7.       QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ENHANCEMENT: NEW COURSE APPROVALS AND PROCESS

            (1)        approval in principle for:

            Norwich City College

            BA Hons Leadership and Management Divider G (LTC10D060)

                       approval for:

           School of Political, Social and International Studies       

           MA in Broadcast Journalism: Theory and Practice. Divider H (LTC10D076)

(2)        a report on an audit of new courses approved by the Associate Deans and Faculty Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee. Divider I (LTC10D061)

A8.       LTC REVIEWS

(1)        the new academic model

(2)        Programme Monitoring and Review Group Divider J (LTC10D062)

A9.       PROGRAMME MONITORING AND REVIEW 2011/2012 – Divider K (LTC10D063)

C1.       FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY)

SSF - LTC10D064

FOH - LTC10D065  

C2.       PARTNERSHIPS - LTC10D066            

C3.       AUDIT OF APPOINTMENT OF BOARDS OF EXAMINERS - LTC10D067

C4.       NEW COURSE PROPOSALS - LTC10D068                                                                                    

C5.       OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT ADJUDICATOR FOR HIGHER EDUCATION - LTC10D069

C6.       UNIVERSITIES UK : EUROPE UNIT – no document

C7.       FUNDING OF HIGHER EDUCATION - LTC10D070

C8.       SOCIAL NETWORKING: GUIDANCE DOCUMENT - LTC10D071

C9.       EXTERNAL CONSULTATIONS

(1)        the consultation by the Office of Independent Adjudicator with regard to the Pathway Consultation – 2nd round. - LTC10D072

(2)         the consultation by the Quality Assurance Agency on proposed changes to the Academic Infrastructure. - LTC10D073 (for the proposed changes, see  

http://www.qaa.ac.uk

(3)        the joint consultation by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, Universities UK and GuildHE on proposals for the provision of public information about higher education. - LTC10D074

(4)       1994 Group response to the HEFCE/UUK/GuildHE joint consultation on changes to information published by institutions. - LTC10D075

Wednesday 27 April 2011 Wednesday 27 April 2011

AGENDA

2.         MINUTES – 17 March 2011

3.         STATEMENTS BY THE CHAIR – no document                                                    

A1.       BACKGROUND TO NEW ACADEMIC MODEL 

(i)         an overview of the external and internal drivers which underpin the development of the new academic model – Divider A (LTC10D060)

(ii)         a secret report by Graham Gibbs following his visit to UEA (this report will be tabled and collected at the meeting) – Divider B (LTC10D061)

(iii)        a report from TPPG concerning development of a UEA assessment compact – Divider C (LTC10D062)

(iv)        a paper on the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) – Divider D (LTC10D063)

A2.       FEATURES OF THE NEW ACADEMIC MODEL

            To receive

(i)             A summary of responses to the consultation paper on the principles of the new academic model from Schools and the Union of UEA students – Divider E (LTC10D064)

(ii)            Features for LTC to discuss (listed below) – Divider F (LTC10D065)

To endorse

the following set of features relating to the Undergraduate assessment regulations for the new academic model:

(i)             All modules need to be passed.

(ii)            There is no automatic right to reassessment.

(iii)           The May/June exam period to be no more than 4 weeks.

(iv)          Free choice to be replaced by defined choice in course profiles.

(v)           Modules to follow a clear progression hierarchy from UEA levels 1 to 2 to 3

(vi)          Each BA/BSc (Hon) degree should consist of at least 360 credits with 90 credits being at UEA level 3 to comply with the Higher education credit framework for England

(vii)         Programme level outcomes, and their assessment, to be clear for all courses.

(viii)        More algorithmic degree classifications leading to a reduction in exam board discretion.

(ix)          Degree weightings between years (e.g. years 2 & 3 for a 3 year BA/BSc) to be harmonised across all subjects and to take account of exit velocity – Divider G (LTC10D066).

(x)           SITS output to be used for exam boards.

To consider

(xi)          Introducing a regulation to open to all Schools the practice in the School of Nursing and Midwifery regarding students who have failed their first assessments and reassessments in a module.

(xii)         Whether the new academic model should be phased in or whether it should be introduced with a ‘big bang' and a no detriment clause to ensure students who commenced their study on the existing CCS regulations will not be disadvantaged.

(xiii)        The assessment load of a module to be linked to its credit.

(xiv)        Ensuring wherever possible that reassessments should be of the item failed.

(xv)         Setting a minimum module size.

(xvi)        Adopting a limited number of course profile templates

(xvii)       Whether UEA should adopt the level descriptors in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications as part of the new academic model and discontinue the current UEA level 0, 1, 2, 3, and M-level descriptors – Divider H (LTC10D067)

(xviii)      Item and module assessment marks to be recorded as integers and year and degree aggregates to one decimal point.

(xi)          Whether additional marks schemes to the current pass/fail and 0-100 numerical schemes should be adopted (e.g. banding of marks)

A3.       NEW ACADEMIC MODEL AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MASTERS DEGREES (PGT AND IM) – Divider I (LTC10D068)

B1.       UEA POLICY ON MARKING AND DEALING WITH OFFENSIVE MATERIAL – LTC10D069

C1.       QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCY – No document

C2.       UNIVERSITIES UK AND GUILDHE: REVIEW OF EXTERNAL EXAMINING ARRANGEMENTS – No document

Wednesday 18 May 2011 Wednesday 18 May 2011

AGENDA

2.         MINUTES – 27 April 2011

3.         STATEMENTS BY THE CHAIR - No document

4.         CONFIRMATION OF CHAIR'S ACTION – Divider A (LTC10D078)

A1.       QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCY – Divider B (LTC10D079)

A2.       PROGRAMME MONITORING AND REVIEW – Divider C (LTC10D080)

A3.       EXTERNAL EXAMINERS' REPORTS: PGT and UG – Divider D (LTC10D081)

A4.       DEGREE CLASSIFICATIONS – Divider E (LTC10D082)

A5.       POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – Divider F (LTC10D083)

A6.       UEA LONDON – No document

A7.       LTC REVIEWS – No document

A8.       FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY) – No document

B1.       PARTNERSHIPS – LTC10D084

C1.       FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY)                    

            FOH : LTC10D085

C2.       PARTNERSHIPS – LTC10D086                                                       

C3.       TAUGHT PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – LTC10D087

C4.       PEER OBSERVATION – No document

Wednesday 29 June 2011 Wednesday 29 June 2011

AGENDA 

2.         MINUTES – 18 May 2011 

3.         STATEMENTS BY THE CHAIR  - No document

4.         CONFIRMATION OF CHAIR'S ACTION – Divider A (LTC10D090)                                        

A1.       UEA LONDON – No document

A2.       ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – Divider B (LTC10D091) 

A3.       ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: EMPLOYABILITY – Divider C (LTC10D092) 

A4.       ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: STUDENT REPRESENTATION AND STAFF:STUDENT LIAISON – Divider D (LTC10D093) (tabled document) 

A5.       ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY PERSEPCTIVES – Divider E (LTC10D094) 

A6.       PARTNERSHIPS – Divider F (LTC10D095) 

A7.       NEW COURSE PROPOSALS

            School of Nursing and Midwifery for an MSc in Midwifery Divider G (LTC10D096)
            BSc in International Business Management, MSc Management, MSc Marketing and Management and MSc Finance and Management at UEA London Divider H (LTC10D097)

A8.       LTC PROJECTS – No document

A9.       LTC REVIEWS

            New academic model Divider I (LTC10D098) 
            Module review, annual course monitoring and update and programme review Divider Q (LTC10D115) (tabled document)

A10.     DISCIPLINARY REGULATIONS – No document

A11.     PLAGIARISM AND COLLUSION – Divider J (LTC10D099) 

A12.     THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT REPORT – Divider K (LTC10D100) 

            Please also see link: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=416582&c=1

A13.     FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY) – No document

A14.     PG RESEARCH PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – No document

A15.     LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGIES    

            Divider L (LTC10D101) 
            Divider M (LTC10D102) (tabled document) 

A16.     STUDENT CHARTER – Divider N (LTC10D103) 

A17.     LOOKING AHEAD TO 2011-12

            Divider O (LTC10104) – to be tabled

            Divider P (LTC10D105) 

B1.       TAUGHT PROGRAMMES POLICY GROUP – LTC10D106

B2.       PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE ACTIVITY – LTC10D107

B3.       LTC PROJECTS – LTC10D108 

B4.       HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND – No document

B5.      ‘BOLOGNA‘ – No document

C1.       PARTNERSHIPS OFFICE ACTIVITY – LTC10D109

C2.       FACULTY ASSOCIATE DEANS (LEARNING, TEACHING AND QUALITY)

HUM LTC10D110
FOH LTC10D111
SSF LTC10D112

C3.       CONCESSIONS AND APPROVALS – LTC10D113     

C4.       NEW COURSE PROPOSALS AND COURSE CLOSURES – LTC10D0114 
            - please note this item was removed from the agenda.

C5.       QUALITY ASSURANCE AGENCY – No document