Learning, Teaching and Enhancement Committee

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The Learning, Teaching and Enhancement Committee (LTEC) is the key strategic committee of Academic Board responsible for strategic planning and policy development matters relating to all aspects of learning, teaching, enhancement, and the student experience.

These include the setting, maintenance and monitoring of academic standards; the quality of learning and teaching in relation to any award with which the College is associated; and student support and retention.

LTEC has three subcommittees which focus on particular aspects of its overall remit and report to it: Quality and Standards Sub-Committee (QSSC), Programme Scrutiny Sub Committee (PSSC), and Student Experience Sub Committee (SESC).

Terms of reference

  1. To consider and advise on the development of the College’s overall Learning, Teaching and Assessment [LTA] Strategy ensuring that it takes account of contemporary pedagogic research and best practice, and to recommend a strategy to Academic Board
  2. To establish clear communications with the Learning and Teaching Committees of individual departments in each School, in order to facilitate effective development and monitoring of departmental LTA strategies and action plans.
  3. To monitor the College’s progress against LTA Strategy objectives and associated action plans
  4. To develop and promote best practice and innovation in learning and teaching, taking account of research and development work undertaken in the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TaLIC)
  5. To receive reports and minutes from its sub-committees and to approve their recommendations as appropriate
  6. To consider and report to Academic Board on the following, together with any proposals which require action by the Board or by other individuals or bodies within the College:
    1. reports from external agencies or professional bodies and department responses concerning a) the quality of the College's provision and b) submissions for external validations, seeking input from QSSC on aspects of these as required
    2. annual reports relating to admissions
    3. annual reports relating to student survey data
  7. To approve policies for admission to the College which relate to the maintenance of academic standards, including those involving exemption from College examinations, examinations passed and periods of study spent at other places of learning, or other evidence of prior learning
  8. To consider recommendations from SESC concerning:
    1. the development of the University Access Agreement
    2. progress against widening participation objectives, drawing any significant issues to the attention of Academic Board
  9. To consider, and advise Academic Board on, strategic planning and policy development matters relating to learning resources


Chair: Pro-Warden (Learning, Teaching and Enhancement) Professor Elisabeth Hill ex officio
Head of Quality Mrs Cathryn Thompson ex officio
Associate Director (Student Administration) vacancy ex officio
Chair of Programme Scrutiny sub-Committee Professor Richard Grayson ex officio
Academic Director of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre Dr Debbie Custance ex officio
Academic Director International Development and Academic Partnerships Dr Tara Page ex officio
Chief Information Officer Ms Lynne Tucker ex officio
Organisational Development and Equalities Manager Ms Bethan Williams ex officio
One academic representative from each School Dr Geri Popova [ECL] to 2021
Dr Alice Jones Bartoli [Psychology] to 2021
Dr Massimiliano Mollona [Anthropology] to 2021
Up to three additional members of the academic staff appointed by the Chair Dr Göze Saner [TaP] to 2021 (eot)
Dr Vik Loveday [Sociology] to 2021
Dr Carla Figueira [ICCE] to 2021
The Education Officer of the Student's Union Ms Lauren Corelli ex officio
One other sabbatical officer of the Students' Union Ms Mona Mounir to 2020
Secretary Mr Gareth Bodrell  

Terms of office on committees are for three years, renewable for three further years. If the letters "eot" appear against a person's name in a membership listing, this indicates that he or she will reach the maximum term as a member of the body concerned on 31 August in the year specified.


For minutes please contact governance (@gold.ac.uk)