Fair Access, Participation and Student Success Sub Committee

Fair Access, Participation and Student Success sub committee

Fair Access, Participation and Student Success Sub Committee

Fair Access, Participation and Student Success Sub Committee


Overview

The Fair Access, Participation and Student Success Sub-Committee has a remit to keep under review and, as appropriate, advise and make recommendations in relation to the University's Widening Access and Participation Plan, widening participation policy and research and student application and entry profiles.

Furthermore the sub-committee has a role in overseeing and monitoring the development and implementation of a programme of innovative activities to help the University achieve its aims in relation to widening participation thus maintaining its position as a sector leader in widening access to higher education.

Drawing its representation from Faculties and Departments, it is tasked with embedding an institution-wide understanding of the objectives, policies and practices pertaining to widening access and participation.


Terms of Reference

Purpose:

On behalf of the Learning and Teaching Committee to:

  • Uphold the sector-leading position of Ulster University as a civic university.
  • Provide monitoring, governance, recommendations and an annual report on the effectiveness of:
  • educational outreach to schools and communities
  • fair access, academic planning, admissions and partnerships
  • inclusive participation, retention and progression
  • equity in achievement, success and student outcomes.
  • In discharging its responsibilities the sub committee will consider, report on and make recommendation on:

    1. Relevant University KPIs in civic contribution and academic excellence.
    2. The statutory Widening Access and Participation Plan.
    3. Academic planning and admissions policy in relation to fair access.
    4. Access pathways and validated provision in relation to fair access.
    5. Participation and success statistics at University Campus, Faculty and School levels to ensure awareness of and guide interventions to secure equity.
    6. Inclusivity of curriculum and learning with regard to retention, participation and student success.
    7. Academic, student and employability support in relation to student success.
    8. The effectiveness of educational outreach and community engagement with schools and communities that promote aspiration, fair access, meaningful networks and campus identities.

    In its deliberations the Sub Committee will have due regard to impact on, and implications for, the University’s commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity and good relations as outlined in its Equality Scheme, and associated policies, and where possible and practicable the Committee will ensure that its actions are proactive in this respect.


    Sub-Committee Membership

    CompositionMembership

    Chair

    Professor B Murphy

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) (Ex-Officio)

    Professor P Bartholomew

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Ex-Officio)

    Professor A Adair

    Provosts

    Professor R Folli

    Dr K Hutchinson

    Dr M O’Neill

    Faculty Nominees

    CompositionMembership

    Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Dr J Hamilton

    Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

    Dr N Ayre

    Life and Health Sciences

    Professor O Barr

    Ulster University Business School

    Dr Shirley Barrett

    Central Departments

    CompositionMembership

    Director of Employability

    Mr D McGivern

    Head of Centre for Flexible Education

    Mrs A Scanlon

    WAP Research and Impact Manager

    Mrs C O’Donnell

    Head of Student Support

    Ms C Drummond

    Head of Student Planning and Information Development

    Dr S E Crothers

    Director of Community Engagement, Belfast

    Dr D Morrow

    Chair of Collaborative Forum

    Mrs Maeve Paris

    UUSU Representatives

    Ms A Honan

    Mr K McStravock

    Secretariat

    CompositionMembership

    WAP Policy Officer

    Mrs B A Hunter




    Fair Access, Participation and Student Success Sub Committee