Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee

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The Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee (LTSEC) 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 quality of learning and teaching in relation to any award with which the College is associated; and matters relating to student experience, including student voice, student support and retention.

LTSEC has three subcommittees which focus on particular aspects of its overall remit and report to it: Programme Scrutiny Sub Committee (PSSC), Student Access Participation and Outcomes Sub Committee (SAPOSC) and Student Transitions Programme Board.


  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 develop and promote the College’s approaches to enhancing the student experience, and for encouraging the internal sharing of good practice with respect to student experience including, student voice, student wellbeing, retention and engagement;
  6. To receive reports and minutes from its sub-committees and to approve their recommendations as appropriate;
  7. 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:
    • annual reports relating to the quality of teaching and learning;
    • annual reports relating to student survey data (internal and external), including the NSS;
    • reports relating to the College’s Access and Participation Plan, including confirmation of Departmental Development Plans produced in response to APP (and other) targets and monitored by SAPOSC;
  8. To consider, and advise Academic Board on, strategic planning and policy development matters relating to learning resources

Chair: Pro-Warden Academic Professor Paul Rowlett ex officio
Head of Student Success Tobin Webb ex officio
Chair of Programme Scrutiny Sub-Committee Professor Tara Page ex officio
Chair of Student Access, Participation and Outcomes Sub-Committee Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos ex officio
Director of Library Services Andrew Preater ex officio
Director of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre Professor Marco Gillies ex officio
Academic Director International Development and Academic Partnerships Professor Tara Page ex officio
Chief Information Officer David Minahan ex officio
Head of Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Waqar Ali ex officio
One academic representative from each School Dr Shela Sheikh [MCCS] to 2024 (eot)
Dr Geri Popova [ECW] to 2024 (eot) 
Dr Alice Jones Bartoli [Psychology]  to 2024 (eot)
Up to three additional members of the academic staff appointed by the Chair Dr Carole Sweeney [ECW]  to 2025
Dr Vik Loveday [Sociology]  to 2024 (eot)
Dr Carla Figueira [ICCE]  to 2024 (eot)
The Education Officer of the Student's Union Victoria Chwa ex officio
One other sabbatical officer of the Students' Union Hafsa Haji to 2023
A Postgraduate Research Departmental Student Co-Ordinator Molly Pardoe to 2023
One Student Co-Ordinator from each School (including one Postgraduate Student) Anne Marie Sanguigni [PSST] to 2023
Himmat Kaur Sanghera [C&S] to 2023
Izzy Tarren [A&H] to 2023
Secretary 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)