Programme Scrutiny Sub-Committee

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Learning, Teaching and Enhancement Committee (LTEC)


Programme Scrutiny Sub-Committee (PSSC) has delegated responsibility from LTEC for considering, advising on, and ultimately formally approving (a) the proposed content and structure of new programmes, and (b) amendments to existing programmes, including their withdrawal.

Terms of reference

  1. To scrutinise and give formal approval to the detailed structure and module specifications* for new taught and research programmes and short courses, reporting decisions for noting at LTEC
  2. To scrutinise and approve proposals for amendments to the structure or module specifications of taught and research programmes of study, including short courses
  3. To consider and approve proposals to withdraw programmes of study with specific reference to the arrangements in place to protect academic standards and the quality of learning opportunities for students who have not yet completed the programme

* Approval by the Sub-Committee of programmes involving delivery by collaborative partner institutions shall be in accordance with the Collaborative Provision Framework.


Chair: A member of the academic staff appointed by the Warden Professor Richard Grayson to 2021 (eot)
External academic Professor Ann Holmes to 2021 (eot)
Academic Director Distance Learning Dr Marco Gillies ex officio
Associate Director (Student Support Services) Ms Sue Tarhan ex officio
Head of Quality Mrs Cathryn Thompson ex officio
Two academic staff representatives from each School Ms Jenny Bain [Design] (Deputy Chair) to 2020 (eot)
Dr Matthew Yee-King [Computing] to 2020
Dr Isobel Hurst [ECL] (as delegate for Dr Deirdre Osborne [TAP] until January 2020) to 2020
Dr David Martin [Politics] to 2020 (eot)
Ms Sian Prime [ICCE] to 2020
Dr Gareth Stanton [Media, Communications and Cultural Studies] to 2020 (eot)
A sabbatical officer of the Students Union Ms Lauren Corelli to 2020
A representative of the Students' Union no appointment made to 2020
Secretary Ms Phoebe Riley-Gowing  

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.


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