Institutional Partnerships Sub-Committee

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Academic Development Committee


The Institutional Partnerships Sub-Committee considers, monitors and reviews all formal institutional partnership arrangements including (a) those which underpin or relate to the collaborative provision of educational programmes in the forms of progression (with recognition of credit), articulation, joint awards, validation, study abroad and off campus delivery; and (b) those which relate to other forms of activity or alliance, and involve contractual or signed agreements (including Memoranda of Understanding and Memoranda of Agreement).

These include partnerships established in the context of the ERASMUS scheme and with the University of London, and other partnerships that are approved for the provision of distance and flexible learning.

It advises and makes recommendations on such partnerships to Academic Development Committee (ADC) and the Senior Management Team (SMT), and liaises with Learning, Teaching, and Enhancement Committee (LTEC) and any other committees/sub-committees as appropriate.

Terms of reference

  1. To oversee and monitor the database of partnership contracts and agreements, including the Collaborative Provision Register, and to keep under review the format and content of contract templates
  2. To approve and make recommendations to SMT or other committees, as appropriate, concerning proposals to establish or discontinue collaborative provision arrangements
  3. To consider reports from Institutional Approval and Institutional Review advising SMT and ADC on any significant issues and making recommendations for ratification at Academic Board
  4. To review and approve, as necessary, any changes to the Collaborative Provision Handbook
  5. To oversee adherence to collaborative provision policies and procedures, receiving and considering annual reports on collaborative provision partnerships, and drawing any issues or recommendations to the attention of ADC and/or other committees as appropriate
  6. To receive an annual report of activities relating to staff and student mobility with partners, including through the ERASMUS scheme, and to highlight to ADC, SMT, and academic departments as appropriate any issues arising from this including ways in which such mobility might be enhanced
  7. To consider the academic operation of, and the contractual arrangements* for, the University of London programmes as well as any other distance and flexible learning partnerships, and to make recommendations to the Academic Board and/or other committees, as appropriate

* Reporting arrangements for the University of London programmes are articulated in the Quality Schedule which forms part of the contractual relationship with the University of London.


Chair: Pro-Warden International Professor Mark d’Inverno ex officio
Academic Director International Development and Academic Partnerships Dr Tara Page ex officio
Associate Director Student Administration vacancy ex officio
Director of Student Recruitment Mr James Ringer ex officio
Associate Director Student Support Services Ms Sue Tarhan ex officio
Associate Director of International Development Mr Geraint Fox ex officio
Head of Collaborative Provision Ms Lucie Gibson ex officio
Head of International Recruitment and Student Mobility Ms Charley Robinson ex officio
Head of Quality Mrs Cathryn Thompson ex officio
Academic Director of Distance Learning Dr Marco Gillies ex officio
Goldsmiths UoL Worldwide Programmes Administrator Ms Margaret Stern ex officio
Two members of the academic staff from each School, including varying levels of seniority Dr Carla Figueira [ICCE] to 2020
Ms Annie Guo [Confucius] to 2020 (eot)
Dr Sara Maitland [ECL] to 2022
Dr Rachel Skews [IMS] to 2022
Dr Marina Vishmidt [MCCS] to 2022
Ms Linda Lewis [MCCS] to 2022
A representative of the Student's Union Ms Beth Lowe to 2020
Secretary Mr Tom France   

In Attendance

Head of Governance and Legal Services Mr Matthew Brooks
In attendance for relevant agenda items, by invitation Mr David Kuper (Solicitor)



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